Michael Milton Announces Digital Release of New Single
Theologian, author and singer/songwriter Michael Milton releases a new single today, an Americana-tinged song written while Milton was in the throes of an illness he contracted during a ministry trip to Africa in 2010. The single, "How A Wounded Bird Flies," is being released on the Bethesda label and is available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other online retailers, reports McCain & Co. Public Relations.
"Though I am much better now, I wanted to record the song while still sick in order to better reach out to others in the dark night of the soul," Milton says. "The goal was not simply to record this period of my life, but to release what I prayed would be an authentic voice of suffering that, hopefully, could better identify with those who also suffer and offer the Light of hope in the midst of the darkness of despair. The realization of that vision for this song will, thus, be known only to God and the person it may minister to. I entrust the song to His purposes with the earnest prayer that Christ will be magnified and 'wounded birds' will fly once more."
Cindy Gibbs, Milton's long-time vocal accompanist, joins him on the song.
Dr. Michael Milton is the founder and current President and CEO of Faith for Living, Inc. and the teaching pastor of the Truth That Transforms with Dr. Michael Milton TV program on the NRB Network. He also recently has been named President and Senior Fellow of the newly founded D. James Kennedy Institute for Christ and Culture (DJK Institute). Formerly the Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), Milton is an ordained Presbyterian (PCA) pastor as well as a professor. Milton earned his Ph.D. in theology from The University of Wales and holds multiple degrees from such respected institutions as Knox Theological Seminary and MidAmerica Nazarene University, and is a graduate of historic national defense institutions such as the Eisenhower Command and General Staff College and the Defense Language Institute. Milton's unique, and yet pastoral, insights and commentaries on faith and culture have been warmly received, and his columns have appeared in newspapers and publications across the nation and around the world.
The multi-talented pastor, author and musician has received rave reviews for his current CD, Through the Open Door. Christianitytoday.com, who has compared Milton to Neil Young, Steve Curtis Chapman and Dan Fogelberg, calls the music, "musically opulent and emotionally stirring."
Milton has released four CDs, 16 books and writes for numerous popular and scholarly periodicals. He is a faculty member of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a contributing writer for The Center for Vision and Values. He was appointed to the College of Military Preachers, serves as a Chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve and is an instructor at the Armed Forces Chaplain School. But anyone who has listened to his music can attest that "stuffy" is not a word that is found in his vocabulary. Much like his friend and sometimes musical collaborator, legendary Christian singer/songwriter Michael Card ("El Shaddai"), Milton has an uncanny ability to unpack complex theological concepts into everyday language that makes them both memorable and accessible.
Milton's current book releases include Silent No More from Tanglewood Publishing in the U.S. and Evangelical Press in the U.K., Songs in the Night: How God Transforms Our Pain to Praise from P&R Publishing Co., and the third edition of What God Starts, God Completes: Help and Hope for Hurting People from Christian Focus Publications.
Milton's upcoming book, Sounding the Depths: When Jesus Prays For His People, is scheduled for a December 10 release from EP Books in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.