“Grab your guitar and sing what you’re reading.”
Project of Love is founded by Xander Stok, Dutch professional singer-songwriter. About 4 years ago, his life changed dramatically.
I'm Xander Stok, the founder of and man behind Project of Love. I get a lot of questions who Project of Love is.. well, it's just me :)
This all started because in my quiet time, the Holy Spirit whispered: "grab your guitar and sing what you're reading."
I was reading Isaiah, and yes..in the New Living Translation.
Some people seem to have a problem with that, to them I say: take it up with the Holy Spirit ;)
Until a few years ago, I wasn't even a believer. I was a singer/guitarist in a rockband (The New Shining). Suffered from severe depression for over 20 years. Lived a suicidal life-style. I never felt at home in this world. Had addictions to fill the hole in my soul.
Then three years ago, I had an encounter with my amazingly good Father. He took me out of the pit, gave me new life, new clothes, a mission, and here I am.
I quit my job and am putting the Bible to music. For as long as He wants me to.
Never in a million years had I dreamed I would be doing this. I had heard of the Bible, but found it a stuffy, dusty, boring, old book.
That was then. He's blessed me with a raw hunger, a craving for the Word.
These days, I NEED it. I love His beautiful Word. Cannot live without it!
So, I just started writing music. At this moment I have around 22 books I've put to music. It's a LOT of work, just for one man..but He guides me every step of the way. In more ways than I can explain here..
Later on I had a dream and when I woke up I could hear the words Jesus had said to me in the dream: "This is our project of Love. Together we will show the heart of the Father to the world."
I believe there is tremendous power in the Word of God. I would love to see people around the world get acquainted, or reacquainted with the Author. To make the Bible accessible to everyone. I'm convinced, they will see for themselves how outrageously kind He really is!
My beautiful wife, Djen, makes all my videos and artwork. I'm SO grateful for that, without her I would be completely overwhelmed. She provides the eye candy for the ear candy :)
If you would like to support me and this Project of Love, I'd really appreciate it. Right now, I'm basically living of the donations of sweet, generous people all over the world.
If you'd like to donate, you can do so here, just hit the donate button :)
I believe God is about to do "a new thing" (Isa 43)!