Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the Living Hope CD in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you been to Pizza Ranch? We are blessed to have several in Omaha and I found it interesting that as I was being selected for the Living Hope CD project, my daughter and her Bible-reading church friends were picking Pizza Ranch for their celebration lunch. They had no idea that I was trying to participate in this project and I had no idea that the three of them were picking Pizza Ranch.
My daughter is reading "A Chapter a Day" in the Bible. By doing one chapter a day (M-F), she will read the entire New Testament in a year. She's completed this twice and is looking for a third year in a row. Every couple of months, our youth pastors take the kids who have read every day out for a special lunch. So last week, it was Pizza Ranch. When I asked why they picked that restaurant, one of the girls piped up and said, "Because they play Christian music there."
Interesting to me that our children pick up on things that seem so small or insignificant, but have Kingdom impact. I love that Pizza Ranch has taken a stand and plays uplifing music while we eat there. And from that interest in uplifting people comes the "Living Hope CD". Wait until you hear the music on this CD. It has been absolutely wonderful to listen to as we drive around town. We are learning the songs we didn't previously know and we all sing along together on the familiar songs. All of our favorite Christian artists have a song somewhere on this CD. It's amazing!
If you would like to hear from the artists of the album the reason for the songs and get a little more 'insider information' about the CD, be sure to check out the Pizza Ranch Music You Tube Channel.
And as a very important side note, we have so many friends with autism who follow a gluten-free diet. That's how I found Pizza Ranch for the first time when they initially opened in Omaha. They offer Gluten Free menu items (that actually taste good). For anyone needing to follow a Gluten Free diet, Pizza Ranch allows you that flexibility in a restaurant.
On June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists. Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope. Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.About Pizza Ranch:
The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at pizzaranch.com/livinghope through August 31.
From Adrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.: "This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch. Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album. Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project. As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope."
Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old. It was simple. Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza? With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie's mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born. Pizza Ranch's vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience. They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
I'm so excited that Pizza Ranch and Propeller Consulting have agreed to give one of my readers their own Living Hope CD. To enter, please read the rules and use the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
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- Winner must reside in US or Canada.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.