Footprints of God (CD)
A personal relationship with God does not promise life without hardship and sadness. Footprints of God, read by singer-actor-author Pat Boone, and produced by multi-Grammy and Emmy-nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer David B. Hooten, will inspire, uplift, and restore your faith in difficult times.
29 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30 The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
-Deuteronomy 1:29-31 (NIV)
1. Footprints In the Sand – Mary Stevenson / Hooten Music Group (BMI) 2:01
This popular poem provides reassurance of God’s presence in your life during trials and testing. “When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
2. But for One Child – James Faulconer, PhD / Hooten Music Group (BMI) 10:29
Christian heritage is ordained by God! One child overcame the world and changed it forever.
3. Forty Brave Soldiers – Author Unknown / Hooten Music Group (BMI) 7:20
In A.D. 320, forty young Roman soldiers committed to the service of Christ were ordered to obey and bow to pagan gods or face torture and death. Like this story, we stand stronger whenever we stand together.
4. The First Easter – Robert Kilgore / Hooten Music Group (BMI) 21:21
Biblical events are brought to life through this inspirational portrayal of our first true Easter.
Executive Producers: Pat Boone, David B. Hooten, James Faulconer, PhD
Producer: David B. Hooten for DBH Productions, Inc.
Recorded at: Cornerstone Recording Company, Edmond, OK
Engineer: Ken Sarkey
Art Direction/Project Manager: Dana McElwain
Art Design: Peter F. Muller
Vocals and Narration: Pat Boone
Orchestration: James Faulconer, PhD, David B. Hooten
Trumpet: David B. Hooten, James Faulconer, PhD
Saxophone/Clarinet: Bob Snyder
In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. With his trademark white buck shoes, perfectly combed hair and gleaming smile, Boone was the very essence of wholesome American values, and at a time when the rise of Rock ‘n Roll was a sign of the apocalypse, he made the music appear safe and non-threatening, earning some 38 Top 40 hits in the process. His position as teen idol was clinched by the charting status of more than 60 of his singles.
Pat Boone has over 20 Gospel albums in all to his credit – some including songs he’d written – and he’s credited as having recorded the first-ever million-selling Gospel record! In 2003 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, along with Amy Grant and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
Pat and Shirley (Foley) Boone (daughter of country star ‘Red’ Foley) were married for over 65 years. “We lived a wonderful, blessed life together. I’ve parted with my better half for a little while…but we don’t die, we just move on to another place,” Pat said of his high school sweetheart.
David B. Hooten, the “musician’s musician” and “maker of memories,” has achieved worldwide adoration as a multi-Grammy and Emmy-nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer. Hooten has released twenty-one albums, produced over one hundred, performed as a soloist with symphonies around the world, and recorded with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra. His résumé includes performing for the King of Thailand for the Queen’s sixtieth birthday and private performance for the royal family, and he has performed for four U.S. presidents throughout his career. Hooten has performed the national anthem at the Olympics and for the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City Thunder, and multiple tennis tournaments. He appeared more than ten times on Dr. Schuller’s “Hour of Power” television program from the Crystal Cathedral, and in perhaps his most notable performance, Hooten was bestowed the honor of performing for Pope John Paul II.