Following a wave of creativity, passion for the world’s youth and the release of five singles that have collectively received more than three million views on YouTube alone, the dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, reveals its first full-length album, companion book and audiobook. All entitled Jesus Over Everything, the projects globally release March 22 from Venture3 Media.
The new, 11-track album features all five singles released over the last year, including Hebrews 4:15-16 inspired “Run To You” that addresses the proper response to God after “messing up,” Revelation 4-inspired “LEMME TELLYA” that encourages listeners to declare the greatness of Jesus, declarative “Praise Over Problems” and encouraging “New Levels.” The album also includes the title track, “Jesus Over Everything,” which encourages young people to choose Jesus over pressures, temptations - literally everything.
Delving into the rich themes that these songs relay, as well as into the new song, “I Belong,” Planetshakers youth pastor, songwriter and drummer Andy Harrison shares his experiences and scriptural insight in the album’s companion Jesus Over Everything book and audiobook. Especially created for young people and anyone seeking to enrich their faith journey, the book reveals to readers how they belong, have purpose, are covered by grace and are deeply loved by their Creator who is worthy of all their praise and to be put “first” in their lives.
Leading readers into a deeper, richer relationship with their Creator, Harrison says, “Each chapter matches with one of the tracks on the album and is an explanation of the message behind that song. It’s the Word and worship put together.”
“Jesus Over Everything is a collection of notes for the next generation of worshippers,” adds Harrison. “It’s about having a life-changing encounter with God, but it’s also about continuing to encounter God for the rest of our lives and setting us up to live out the call that God has for us.”