The Far Country
Andrew Peterson
Fervent Records


STREETDATE: August 30, 2005


Style: Contemporary Pop

CDUPC: 080688644727

CDPRICE: $13.97

'God is at home.  We are in the far country.'- Meister Eckhart

I read that quote in an Annie Dillard book several years ago and it never left me.  Too often we tend to imagine that heaven is a cotton-white cloudscape, a place that doesn't seem desirable to us here in this sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrifying world.  We're comfortable here, and the skewed notion we have of eternity is that it's like a never-ending church service, where we'll be standing mindlessly around a throne, singing bad praise songs to a white haired God for the rest of our existence.  From what I know about God, what I've read of Him in scripture and what I've seen of Him in what has been made - towering mountains, howling wind, purple budded trees, a baby's touch and a panther's roar - He is not a tame God.  The City He's prepared for us is not a retirement home.  Zion is not a country club.  Death is but the cusp of a great adventure, hinted at in Hebrews 11, 'People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own...they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one.  Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.'  The songs on this record were born out of a longing for that better country, and it's my hope that whoever listens to them will feel that God-given flutter in the stomach that reminds us who we are - and where we're bound.

-Special guests include Jill Phillips and Andy Osenga of Caedmon's Call
-Produced by Andrew Peterson and Ben Shive
-2004 Dove Nomination for Family Man from national release Love and Thunder
-Andrew Peterson will be touring extensively throughout the fall
-Extensive grassroots fan support built from touring and partnerships with Nichole Nordeman, Bebo Norman, Caedmon's Call, Fernando Ortega and more
-Featured on Word Distribution's 'Front & Center' display upon release date
-Promoted on WARP! Hits starting in August


1. Far Country LISTEN  
2. Lay Me Down LISTEN  
3. Queen of Iowa LISTEN  
4. Little Boy Heart LISTEN  
5. Havens Grey LISTEN  
6. Mystery Of Mercy LISTEN  
7. Mountains LISTEN  
8. All Shall Be Well LISTEN  
9. For the Love of God LISTEN  
10. More LISTEN  

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