Living Hope


I have never eaten at Pizza Ranch and judging by the wonderful food photos on their website, it is probably a good thing they do not have a location in my area. It would be much too great a temptation for someone who is trying hard to limit her carbs. Actually, if I was a little younger and had some money to invest, I think a Pizza Ranch franchise would probably go over well here in west Tennessee, especially in one of the small towns just east of Memphis. I am particularly impressed by their vision and mission and encourage all who do have one of their restaurants withing easy driving distance to support them.

The Living Hope CD is a compilation of various artists whose songs encourage the listener to hope. The styles of the songs are quite varied with styles from folksy, to top 40, and even a little quirky. Obviously, not all of them will appeal to all listeners but I found that the more I listened, even the songs that were not exactly my preference grew on me. The album introduced me to a few artists I had not heard before and also contained songs by some old and new favorite artists. And let’s not forget “hope”. Each one of the songs contains lyrics that point to Jesus and the hope that is in him – and what could be better than that?

My favorite song on the CD is “Hold Onto Hope” by Ellie Holcomb. You can check out the other songs on the YouTube channel link below.

A copy of the CD was provided for review by FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network

About Pizza Ranch:

Pizza RanchAdrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old.  It was simple.  Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza?  With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie’s mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born.  Pizza Ranch’s vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience.  They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. 

About The Living Hope CD project: 

Living Hope ProjectOn June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists.  Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope.  Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.  
The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at through August 31.  
From Adrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.:  “This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch.  Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album.  Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project.  As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope.”

Twitter:  @PizzaRanch @PRServes

YouTube Channel (features images and videos of the artists talking about the story behind each song):
Press Release with additional information about the Living Hope CD project:
I will have one copy of the Living Hope CD to give one reader of this blog. If you would like to win a copy, please leave a comment below no later than Saturday, July 25.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”