“As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
Lighthouse Trails Publishing is pleased to present our first music CD. Good News in the Badlands by Bob Ayanian is a very special collection of Americana gospel folk songs. The lyrics are both uplifting and edifying for the believer who is trying to stand strong in the faith in these perilous times and evangelistic to the unbeliever.
In 1999, shortly after Bob Ayanian gave his life to Jesus Christ, he quit his long-time job as an economics professor at California State University in Fullerton. He and his wife, Barbara, headed for the woods and the sea–to the central coast of California.
About a year later, in the spring of 2000, Bob began writing songs about Jesus, the Cross, the times in which we live, and the biblical prophecies about the endtimes. A few very talented musicians came along and helped to make these songs what they are today. We want to thank Warren Smith, who has been a friend of Bob Ayanian’s for a number of years, for introducing Bob and this music to us. We hope it will encourage and comfort you.
Instruments used include: Guitar, percussion, accordion, mandolin, violin, banjo, ukulele, autoharp, harmonica, and cello.
67 Minutes (19 songs)
1. Different Destinations (4:52)
2. Barefoot Girl (3.34)
3. What News? (4:01)
4. Heavenly Choir (2:40)
5. Damascus Road (4:48)
6. Lonely Looking Hill (4:05)
7. All Shall Be Well (3:59)
8. Greasy Gravy (3:40)
9. Some Say (4:01)
10. By the Flow (3:48)
11. Tree of Life (3:03)
12. The Sign (4:36)
13. We Are Saved (3:56)
14. Taken (2:51)
15. Someone (3:22)
16. Flame (3:13)
17. Hope for Tomorrow (3:21)
18. Bittersweet (2:50)
19. How Long? (4:07)
A light in the dark when all other lights have failed
Atonement for our sin made with iron nails
Jesus crucified has come to life again
A light in the darkness where shadows seek to reign
—Bob Ayanian, Hope for Tomorrow