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Voice of the Martyrs’ Album, i Am n, Releasing February 12, 2016!

By Debi Lantzer @debiL1611

I didn’t know anything about this CD, the book, OR the movement until recently.  Now that I know, I want to share it with all of you so you are aware and can take a stand with other Christians around the world!

The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is partnering with Integrity Music to help spread awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians around the world through a new i am n album releasing Feb. 12! Thousands of Christians have died at the hands of Muslim extremists, and the atrocities committed by terrorists continue to make headlines across the globe. The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a nonprofit that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians, has launched the i am n movement that has already generated over $5 million in aid for Christians who have been displaced by the self-proclaimed Islamic State known as ISIS. 

The i am n movement takes its name from the symbol used by ISIS militants to target believers. It began when ISIS militants moved into northern Iraq and began identifying Christian-owned property by painting the Arabic letter ن or “n” on homes and churches. This single letter conveyed the accusation that the occupants were “Nazarenes”—followers of Jesus of Nazareth rather than Islam—giving them the ultimatum to convert to Islam and stay in the community, leave, or die.


Integrity Music worked with VOM to develop a soundtrack for the movement, featuring music from All Sons & Daughters, The Brilliance, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche, Travis Ryan, New Life Worship, WorshipMob, NCC Worship, Desperation Band, Rend Collective, Israel and New Breed and newly signed Integrity worship leader, Greg Sykes. The 12-track “i am n” album includes the song, “We Stand As One,” performed by Sykes and written especially for the album by him along with Integrity A&R Director Steve Merkel, writer of “Lord Have Mercy,” and Dove Award winner Don Poythress, who’s also the songwriter behind country hits like Willie Nelson’s “You Remain” and Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That.”

As is this powerful movement, the track/artist list on the CD is amazing! Check it out:

  1. There Is Power (Lincoln Brewster)
  2. Jesus At The Center (Israel & New Breed)
  3. Brother (The Brilliance)
  4. Strong God (New Life Worship)
  5. Boldly I Approach (Rend Collective]
  6. The Same Love (Paul Baloche)
  7. We Believe (Travis Ryan)
  8. Where Would I Be (NCC Worship)
  9. Make A Way (Desperation Band)
  10. We Stand As One (Greg Sykes)
  11. All The Poor And Powerless (All Sons & Daughters)
  12. Satisfy (WorshipMob)

I’ll be honest with you – one of my most favorite versions of “We Believe” in the world is done by Travis Ryan.  We even used that version on the Praise Team at church one weekend, so I was excited to see that Travis Ryan was involved in this movement and that his song was on the track. Of course I absolutely adore all of the other artists listed, and there are only a couple I wasn’t familiar with before, but will definitely look into a little more now!

Proceeds from the sale of all “i am n” related products will be used by Voice of the Martyrs to support persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians, including those fleeing Syria as refugees by providing temporary shelter, medical care, food, clothing, clean drinking water and more. 


In addition to the music, David C Cook published the book i am n: Inspiring Stories of Christians Facing Islamic Extremists along with a 90-day companion devotional and related curriculum. The i am n book shares the real-life stories of Christians holding on to their faith in the midst of violence, fear and death. Readers will be inspired, encouraged and challenged by the tremendous faith and courage of their persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ and motivated, enabled and equipped by the practical insight VOM provides at the conclusion of each story. Proceeds from the sale of all “i am n” related products will be used by Voice of the Martyrs to support persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians, including those fleeing Syria as refugees by providing temporary shelter, medical care, food, clothing, clean drinking water and more. Churches and universities are also partnering with VOM to host “Exile Nights,” events for students that simulate what refugees might experience when forced to leave their homes. The first Exile Night will be hosted by Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will include worship with All Sons & Daughters. VOM will also partner with Christian Booksellers Association stores to launch their “Family Med Pack” initiative next month, which will provide a practical way for Christians to help refugees and their families. Empty Family Med Packs will be available for pickup at CBA retailers, with a list of a family’s medical needs included. Participants will then fill the pack with the needed items and ship the filled pack to VOM, who will forward the supplies to refugee families in need overseas. Additional information on the “i am n” movement and ways that individuals and groups may help is available at

About The Voice of the MartyrsThe Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. Founded in 1967, the Voice of the Martyrs is also dedicated to inspiring all believers to deepen their commitment to Christ and to fulfill his Great Commission no matter the cost. Additional information is available at The Voice of the Martyrs’ Website.

About David C CookDavid C Cook is a leading nonprofit organization serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, David C Cook today publishes numerous bestselling fiction and nonfiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Revelation Song,” “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at the David C. Cook Official Website.

About Integrity Music:  Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and with offices in Tennessee and the United Kingdom, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys) as well as church standards “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at their Official Website.

To learn more about “i am n” movement, be sure to head over to their Official Website.  You can also learn more about taking the commitment for yourself!

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