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Designed to Shine

by Chip Richter

This one is for kids and their parents featuring songs that is very spiritual but not at all preachy as well as some fun "bash around" tunes to sing in the car.
Genre: Kids/Family: Kid Friendly
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Designed to Shine
3:24 $0.99
2. It's Your Love
3:27 $0.99
3. Sweet Time
3:43 $0.99
4. Ice Cream
2:49 $0.99
5. Come On Home
3:52 $0.99
6. Branching Out
3:41 $0.99
7. 1,2,3,4
2:32 $0.99
8. Ive Got a River of life
3:17 $0.99
9. Father's Son
4:07 $0.99
10. He Made Me
3:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
CHIP RICHTER "Designed To Shine"
by Mike Rimmer/ Crossrhythms Magazine London,UK

Not strictly a children's album this is designed for a family setting with warm songs that minister both to parents and children. Chip bridges that gap by taking in songs that cover the joy of prayer (Sweet Time) the love of God (It's Your Love), family relationships (Come On Home, Father's son) and there are also more basharound songs that kids will love to sing (1234, Ice Cream) and some things that are just simply fun (Branching Out).
Taking a folky style, these are songs that I can imagine being sung on long car journeys with the whole family joining in. It's a million miles better than some of the cheesy pap that masquerades as kids' music!

Designed to Shine Chip Richter
by Teresa Lockhart/ Parent Paper Manchester, TN
Here's another little treasure that you won't find in the music section of your favorite department store-or your favorite Christian store either, for that matter. This one's only available via the Internet and live performances. However, it might be worth your effort to check out the website if you're interested in finding music that's suitable for family members of all ages.
Chip Richter's music has been compared to James Taylor and Phil Keaggy and indeed offers a tranquil, folk appeal that is soothing to the soul. Children will enjoy the whimsical songs, such as the title cut, "Designed to Shine", as well as "Ice Cream" (I Scream) and "1234". Adults may find themselves humming along to the melodic "Sweet Time" and "Come On Home". Everyone will want to sing along to the familiar camp song "I've Got a River of Life".

"Designed to Shine" Review
by Jamie Goode, Worldnet Music Review
Twickenham, West London, UK

"Chip is an Ohio-based singer-songwriter-a sort of Christian Don McLean-and this, his second release is what he describes as a 'family album'. The songs are mainly acoustic guitar-led ballads, and are strong: some are obviously for kids, but there is a real balance between jokey and more serious numbers and there is a fusion of musical styles. The musicianship and Chip's voice are both first-rate. As he says on the accompanying promotional material, he '... really wanted this to be something that kids might listen to on one of those long car trips to Grandma's house and not drive mom and dad bonkers after just a few songs'. He succeeds by a long way: this one comes thoroughly recommended."



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Sandra Gross

A great cd for the entire family!
This is a wonderful cd--classic Chip Richter! Our whole family likes to sing along. AND it has the exceptional ICE CREAM song on it! I think it is a "must have" for any Lakeside family! And if you aren't already a "Lakeside Family" this cd will make you feel like you are!

Peterson family

Love it
We love the CD, my daughter walks around with her strawberry short cake CD player singing along with Mr.CHip
these songs lift her spirit its so cute.Catawba,OH

Becky Neiger

Full of favorites
Of all Chips's CD's (and we have them all), this one contains the kids' favorites AND the adults' favorites. There are some great sing-alongs for the family, as well as more inspirational fare for the grown-ups. Great combination of work!

Shane Turner

Wonderful and Happily Enjoyable!
This CD is simply amazing! It isn't just for kids either! That's what's great about this album. Kids can have fun listening to these song as well as their parents. It is wonderful for ALL ages. LITERALLY! I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes both joyful and meaningful Christian songs.

Judy Crandall

WOW! Love the whole album - favorite song = He Made Me
My kids are teenagers and young adults and we love this album. Our favorite track is He Made Me. If one of us has a bad day and are feeling pressed on all sides, this song helps us to remember how special we are to the Lord. The lyrics of this song puts joy in our hearts!! These songs are scripture based, easy to understand, easy to sing. What a blessing!