Stormie Omartian's 60 books and other products have sold over 8 million copies and have consistently topped the bestseller lists, but her journey is has been filled with its share of challenges and pain. She suffered physical and emotional abuse during her childhood which led to involvement in the occult, drugs, bad relationships, depression (to the point of thinking about suicide), and near divorce from the man she has now been married to for over thirty years as an adult. In the end, Stormie's story is a triumphant one, which she credits to the power of prayer in her life. While the foundation of her success has been The Power of Praying series, Stormie now shares the one prayer that changed everything for her: the hidden power of praising God.
Stormie gives her heart for the project saying There is a gift hidden within that seems to make praise and worship to be as much for us as it is for Him. I doubt God needs to be reminded of who He is. But God knows we certainly need to be. When I learned to make praising God a priority, it deepened my relationship with the Lord. When I learned to make it a lifestyle, it changed my life. I want to help others experience those same things. Stormie wrote The Prayer That Changes Everything in a unique format that readers will turn to again and again exalting the character of God in short, accessible chapters that give 15 Reasons to Praise God Now, and additional chapters entitled 15 Times When Praise is Crucial since praise isnt always the first response in many of lifes toughest circumstances.
Danny McGuffey, Chief Marketing Officer for Integrity Media says Integrity is honored to be partnering with Stormie and Michael Omartian in bringing to life through music, the powerful messages she shares in her new book. She and Michael have created a powerful CD that will not only be a stirring soundtrack companion to Stormies book, but also will certainly stand-alone, as a great praise and worship experience.
Featuring instrumental and vocal music, The Prayer That Changes Everything: Powerful Songs That Unlock the Hidden Power of Praising God includes both new and currently popular praise and worship songs. Omartian co-wrote three of the tracks with her husband Michael, who also produced this CD. Adding to the family involvement in the record is daughter Amanda who is a featured vocalist on several songs, and son Chris who performed the drum and percussion programming.
Stormies husband Michael is a widely known solo artist, producer, and composer who has won both Grammy and Dove awards. Credited with being the only producer to have scored #1 records in three decades: the 70s, 80s and 90s, he was also selected to compose the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Theme. He has worked with artists in every genre of music, including Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Christopher Cross, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and 4Him, and has been musical director for the Dove Awards.
Music has the unique ability to capture and express emotion in a powerful way. So, while the book teaches and encourages readers to praise God in all situations, I know the music on the CD will bring listeners to a place of prayer and thanksgiving, wherever they are, said Stormie Omartian.