PRLog - April 26, 2014 - ROCKLEDGE, Fla. -- The songs "Grace From Heaven", "Come Away With Me", "Moment To Moment" and "Come Follow Me", and 10 others, are written by Phil and his wife Annie Marie Marks, and are arranged by Manfred Dreilich. They are performed by Phil Marks Sr. and seek to inspire people to become closer to God. The genre is Contemporary Christian and the style is pop.
The songs "Grace From Heaven" and "Come Away With Me" are available as singles while the songs "Moment To Moment" and "Come Follow Me" are available under the "One Way Or Another" Album and individually.
Biography and Song Inspirations:
Indie Singer/Songwriter Phil Marks Sr. believes that Christian music should help to interpret God's message to us, as applied in this modern age. In spite of all its faults, modern society has improved a lot along the lines of tolerance and understanding. Coinciding with that, Earthly churches have had to fine-tune their message to facilitate healthy interactions between all kinds of people. In a nutshell, we still believe in the same love of God, but share that love in different ways.
Phil grew up in Greenville Pa., went to college in Atlanta Ga. and currently works his day job as a software engineer in Fl. Phil met his wife, now Annie Marie Marks, in Atlanta in 1984 while she was also attending college there. Annie currently works her day job as a nurse. Their daughter Rose Ann Marks is a full time grad-student in international relations in Washington DC, and works part time. Their son, Phil Marks Jr. is an art-student grad-student in New York City.
Phil, Annie, and Rose have recently teamed up with arranger and instrumentalist Manfred Dreilich to compose and produce the original songs "Grace from heaven", "Come Away With Me", "Moment To Moment" and "Come Follow Me".
The inspiration for "Grace From Heaven" comes directly from the bible, where Jesus says to Peter: "You are rock. Upon this rock I will build my church". Today, God calls us all to be "Rocks", to spread the news of this great church on Earth. But we must be careful as we do this. Since we cannot claim to know God's complete plan for others, we should not sit in judgement over those who do not know what we know or believe what we believe, or who do not follow whom we follow. But when we feel in our hearts that God is showing us what is best for ourselves, we can be open to sharing those beliefs with others, as long as we are open to learning about their beliefs as well -- beliefs which they choose are best for them.
"Come Away With Me" is about getting back to Jesus' simple message of love and inclusion for everyone. Earthly churches have done a lot of good for the world. But this is not to say that all influences have been good. Over thousands of years organized religions have developed traditions and rules which don't always have their originally intended effects. As we move into the modern age, from time to time it becomes clear that certain long held practices are no longer sufficient to sustain healthy interactions between certain groups of people. While God intends for everyone to benefit from religious practices, there are some aspects of earthly religions which tend to inspire some groups to exclude others from participating fully. God wants each individual to be able to choose their own role, from the full variety of roles which exist within their chosen faith.
"Moment To Moment" is a simple song about how belief in God helps us through trying times, and especially when we help each other out.
"Come Follow Me" is about how Jesus invites all of us to follow Him: To help us through danger; to help us to overcome temptations;
Christian Marketing Promoter:
Devine Jamz Gospel Network
General Manager of Marketing And Promotions - This Collection of Cozy And Uplifting Music Performed By Phil Marks Sr. Set The Perfect Moonlight Mood For A Evening With The Stars! It's the inspirational music that one might want to hear at a Dinner Party or Small Meet And Greet Gathering! I enjoyed listening to his style and presentation that is great for this modern time and age. I believe Phil can market his music with more than one option for delivery due to the diverse approach! Without a doubt, we are pleased to lead Phil's marketing project with an open invitation to record labels and promoters!
DJ Holyghost - Rhema Gospel Radio
The songs on this album are more than beautiful, they worship Jesus for His love, peace, joy and the power that's in His name. These worship ballads are very smooth with a nice melody and easy to sing along heartfelt lyrics.
The Lord uses Phil's voice to in a way that will capture the listener though his equally moving flows, resulting in songs which will feed the soul and rejuvenate the spirit from personal worries or trouble.
Phil Marks and Artistic Christian Artist with a solid album that should reach audiences worldwide!
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