Lillenas Publishing Company, the music and drama division of Nazarene Publishing House, won its first Dove Award for Musical of the Year, Amazing Grace: My Chains are Gone, arranged and created by Dennis and Nan Allen.
Amazing Grace: My Chains are Gone is a worship experience including songs from Christian artists Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman, stories from John Newton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and an opportunity to take Communion.
"The Dove Award is very meaningful to Lillenas and to all of our partners, and we will strive to continue publishing Dove-worthy work for the church," said Tim Curtis, director of Lillenas.
Lillenas Publishing Company is one of the largest church music publishers in the world, providing dozens of new musical arrangements each year. In addition, Lillenas owns more than 20,000 song copyrights.
Holiness Today, July/August 2008