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Dear Friends, Can it be September? I feel like this was the summer that never was. I am grateful for time spent on the beautiful SC coast with my brother and his family a few times, and for times with dear friends on the beautiful sandy beach of our own Lake Murray here in Columbia. It was the busiest summer schedule I have had in years, and I am grateful for this Labor Day holiday weekend to have the opportunity to stay put, stay home, study and prepare for the many women's conferences I have coming up in the fall, and just take a deep breath. I know Cookie and Zoey will be glad to have their mama home. Life is full of seasons, and once again my favorite one is on its way...fall.

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Music, Books and Gifts!

  • Timeless HymnsTimeless Hymns (2013)
    Timeless Hymns is Dawn's newest recording, featuring the much-requested "Amazing Grace," as well as the favorites "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and "Softly and Tenderly." This is the first project on which Dawn has played piano in addition to lead and background vocals. For those who love the old hymns, this will be your favorite of Dawn's CD's.

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  • MotherMother's Day Special (2012)
    For a limited time, we are making our Mother's Day Special available. How Far (features "A Mother's Prayer" - a song Dawn wrote for her mother and mother-in-law), Canopy (features "A Love That Leads to You" - a song Dawn wrote for her children) This Far (features both of the above songs plus "Watching My Heart" - a more recent song that Dawn wrote for her children)

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  • Grace So Amazing and Nightmare in Columbia County - Package DealGrace So Amazing and Nightmare in Columbia County - Package Deal (2011)
    "Nightmare in Columbia County" is the 1991 movie based on the true story of the Smith family. "Grace So Amazing" is the true story written by Dawn Smith Jordan, on which the movie was based.

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  • This FarThis Far (2011)
    "This Far" is Dawn's 2011 brand new release, a much-requested compilation CD of 13 of the most loved songs from her "How Far", "Canopy" and "A Moment Alone" projects with Urgent Records from 1993, 1997 & 2000.

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  • Nightmare in Columbia CountyNightmare in Columbia County (1991)
    Based on the true story of Dawn Smith Jordan, the made-for-television feature film.

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  • Testimony Live - PackageTestimony Live - Package (2010)
    Includes 4 Live recordings of Dawn's speaking engagements.

    • Live Testimony
    • Keep Believing ...Trusting in the Lord When You Don't Understand
    • How Far Must Forgiveness Go?
    • Out of the Mire and Into the Choir!

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  • Keep Believing ...Trusting in the Lord When You DonKeep Believing ...Trusting in the Lord When You Don't Understand (2010)
    The 1st of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Proverbs 3:5-6. Dawn tells the story of her younger sister's 1985 kidnapping and murder, and how the Lord taught her to trust Him through this tragedy. Also includes an excerpt from Dawn's 1986 Miss America talent performance of the song "Ah! Je Veux Vivre!"

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  • How Far Must Forgiveness Go?How Far Must Forgiveness Go? (2010)
    The 2nd of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Ephesians 4:32. Dawn shares the journey God took her on to the place of forgiving the man that murdered her sister after receiving a letter from him on Death Row, and how God wants to set each of us free from the past through forgiveness.

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  • Out of the Mire and Into the ChoirOut of the Mire and Into the Choir (2010)
    The 3rd of 3 sessions at Camp Tadmor, Lebanon, OR, July 2010, key Scripture Psalm 40:1-3. Dawn speaks on the fact that although we may not choose the circumstances of our lives, we ALWAYS have a choice with how we respond ...faith or fear ...to sing our "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong" song or allow the Lord to pull us out of the pit and give us a new life song of His faithfulness.

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  • Live TestimonyLive Testimony (2003)
    Dawn shares a 45-minute live testimony at Powerlife Bible Conference in St. Simons Island, GA 2003, includes the songs "Sister", "How Far" & "Amazing Grace."

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  • ShineShine (2010)
    Selling out of this project. Only 75 left in stock as of 8/8/14. When they are gone, they are gone, so get yours now. Hannah Jordan, Dawn's 17-year-old daughter has released her debut project "Shine" featuring 5 of her originally-written songs.

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  • Christmas With YouChristmas With You (2009)
    Once again, the talents of Dawn Smith Jordan and Jerry Sims combine to set your holiday season to music and to warm your heart. This 5 song disc is a fantastic gift for loved ones and at only $5, is affordable too.

    *Order 5 copies of this disc, or more, and receive free shipping and handling during the holiday season.

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  • Remember ChristmasRemember Christmas (2006)
    Remember Christmas is a unique musical offering featuring the vocals of Dawn Smith Jordan, contemporary Christian singer-songwriter-recording artist with Urgent Records, and the unique guitar talents of the well-known seven-string jazz guitarist, Jerry Sims, owner and manager of Sims Music.

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  • Remember Christmas and Christmas With YouRemember Christmas and Christmas With You (2009)
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Order this package containing both Christmas CD's featuring Dawn Smith Jordan and Jerry Sims and receive both for $20.

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  • Thus FarThus Far (2007)
    Dawn Smith Jordan's new book, "Thus Far...A Book About Life, Love, Loss and the Lessons Learned Along the Way", a follow-up to her first book, "Grace So Amazing", was released in April of 2007. This much-requested book is a must-read for those who read her first, which focused on the tragic kidnapping and murder of her younger sister in 1985. The focus of the new book is the journey since that time, and as a songwriter, Dawn has told the stories behind many of the songs that have become favorites to those who have attended her concerts and purchased her CD's over the years. Some of the chapter titles include "Sister," "How Far," "A Mother's Prayer," "Ride the Wind," and many more.

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  • Grace So AmazingGrace So Amazing ()
    The true story of God's grace in the midst of life-shattering tragedy. Dawn Smith Jordan's 17-year-old sister was kidnapped 2 days before her high school graduation, then murdered. The largest manhunt in SC...a story that only a merciful God could turn into a testimony of His grace.

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  • Grace So Amazing & Thus FarGrace So Amazing & Thus Far ()
    Purchase both of Dawn's books together and save.

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  • Everyday PraiseEveryday Praise (2003)
    The most recent project on Urgent Records from Dawn Smith Jordan. This is a tremendous Praise and Worship project. You can't help but sing along with songs like Our Delight and Just Jesus, while worshipping with favorites such as You Are My King and Heart of Worship, as well as the much-requested, self-arranged Grace Medley.

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  • A Moment AloneA Moment Alone (2000)
    Dawn's most intimate and revealing work to date. Songs Dawn wrote while alone and vulnerable before God . Contains Worry Ends Where Faith Begins, Healing Hurts and A Moment Alone. Hope Has a Name and Ride the Wind have proven to be favorites on this more acoustic-styled project.

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  • CanopyCanopy (1996)
    This is Dawn's break through radio project. Contains the hit single The Promise of Love (duet with Jerome Olds), Canopy, No Earthly Reason, I Believe in You, A Love That Leads to You (a song Dawn wrote for her daughter) and Sister (written in memory of her sister, Shari), which she performed at the conclusion of the CBS feature film based on her life story, Nightmare in Columbia County.

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  • How Far...?How Far...? (1993)
    How far must we go to forgive? Dawn sings about her lessons and her realization that Christ having forgiven us from the cross means we must also forgive in all circumstances. Contains What's a Heaven For, A Mother's Prayer, Let the Fire Fall, How Far(the song she wrote out of learning to forgive her sister's murderer), and the radio charting Even If.

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  • Keep BelievingKeep Believing (2009)
    Songs of enduring faith.

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  • The Everything DealThe Everything Deal (2010)
    Purchase all of Dawn's books and CD's for one package deal.

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