This week signature lyricist Bebo Norman celebrated a No. 1 INSPO single with his heartfelt song “I Hope You See Jesus” from his critically acclaimed album Ocean. This song can be heard here.
Released last year, Ocean was touted as Bebo’s “finest effort,” one of the “top overall album(s) of 2010,” and “beckons you into the depths of God’s love.” Ocean explored the theme of finding one’s real identity - where we find it, who we are, and where we draw life from.
Celebrate Christmas with Bebo Norman:
Fans can catch Bebo Norman this season on the MercyMe Christmas tour as well as select special Christmas concerts (dates below). In addition, Bebo’s Christmas album, Christmas… From The Realms of Glory (Extended Edition) is currently $7.99 at AmazonMP3. Click here to purchase the holiday favorite filled with 18 seasonal tracks. Also enjoy the full album with the festive Bebo Norman Yule Log.
December 9 Effingham, IL with MercyMe
December 11 Buffalo, NY with MercyMe
December 14 Greenville, SC
December 15 Norwood, MA
December 16 Tolland, CT
December 18 Memphis, TN
According to Norman, “Between the Dreaming and the Coming True is a turning point for me as an artist. Everything feels new to me again; from the writing process to production and performance. I really couldn’t be more pleased with how these songs turned out, and I can’t wait to get on the road and play them live.” With the arrival of the new album, fans are certain to see and hear a new Bebo Norman, one that has fully stepped into a new place in life.
The first nine songs on the album tell a story, one that Bebo did not set out to tell, but is thankful it came together. Bebo shares, “I’ve never written a group of songs that expressed more intently life lived in the real and in the everyday. It is about hope eternal played out against the backdrop of a difficult world and a sometimes dark age. This is a record about a life of true and honest hope lived somewhere ‘Between the Dreaming and the Coming True’.”
“The title Between the Dreaming and the Coming True was inspired by a book by Robert Benson with the same name. It was so poignant to me because this really is where life as a believer is lived,” says Norman. The story unfolds in the following eleven tracks: “Into The Day,” “Be My Covering,” “Time Takes Its Toll,” “I Know Now,” “I Will Lift My Eyes,” “The Way We Mend,” “To Find My Way To You,” “Bring Me To Life,” “My Eyes Have Seen Holy,” “Sunday,” and “Now That You’re Gone.”
Norman will be touring heavily this fall. For upcoming tour dates and additional information on Bebo Norman, visit www.bebonorman.com.