Petra Turns 40 With New Compilation CD


If you’ve lost those old Petra albums, tapes or CD’s, here’s a chance to restock your collection. To celebrate their illustrious 40-year career, Christian rock band, Petra, has released an exclusive CD project featuring the band’s biggest and most-loved songs. The standard edition of 40th Anniversary will include 27 of Petra’s hits, while the deluxe edition (digital copy only) will include 37 songs. Both versions include a new recording titled “Holy Is Your Name.”

“’Holy Is Your Name’ is a thank you to all our fans, but mostly a thanks to God for all the wonderful years!” says Bob Hartman, founding member of Petra. “We are happy to include it on the 40th Anniversary compilation.”

Compiled by Hartman, 40th Anniversary displays Petra’s four-decade career of music and ministry featuring hits like “This Means War,” “Beyond Belief,” and “Creed.” Long-time vocalist John Schlitt joined Hartman on a seven-city reunion tour this summer to share Petra’s anniversary celebration with fans.

Over the course of their 40 years, Petra has released 24 projects, sold over 7 million albums, garnered four GRAMMY® Awards, 10 Dove Awards and several #1 radio hits. Considered the “pioneer” of Christian rock, the band has successfully paved the way for numerous artists and has helped create a new genre of rock music.

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“Ragamuffin” Movie Trailer

There are many aspects of the life of Rich Mullins that even his closest friends didn’t know about, let alone the average Christian music listener. Many of those aspects are about to be revealed on the big screen in the new movie “Ragamuffin”.  The film is directed by David Leo Schultz who became a fan of Rich Mullins in high school when his cousin popped a Rich Mullins tape into the car.   Rich’s ministry had a profound effect on David especially while “living the struggling actors life with intention of being a Missionary in Hollywood.”

David spent several years seeking approval from the Mullins family, hashing out details for the screenplay and raising money for the film.  Principle photography was finished last August and the film will make its World Premier in Rich’s adopted home town, Wichita, Kansas on January 9th, 2014. Tickets are available through