‘Stained Glass Stories’ is a collection of fresh new worship songs born in response to a really difficult season in Philippa Hanna’s life. There were divisions and divorces happening in her family. There was sickness and depression. There were professional struggles and spiritual droughts.
‘Stained Glass Stories’ is a raw, creative, honest response to the many struggles we all face in this life by pointing to the source of Light which brings beauty out of our fragments and shines through our cracked and frail existences. Philippa senses God saying 'You've been telling your story for a long season, now it's time to tell my story. Bring them home. Show them the cross. Show them that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.'
Philippa is in a place where she feels that she can rest in God's covering, and confidently share His truth with anyone who will hear. 'I've tried to write songs that capture the unchanging truth of the gospel, in melodies that people want to sing'
Stained glass originally existed to tell stories, it was there to tell of scripture for those who couldn't necessarily read. As the light shines through, stories come alive. When God's light shines through a situation, beauty and colours emerge - He's telling a story.
Philippa Hanna is an established UK singer-songwriter based in Sheffield, whose independent career spanned over 17 years and culminated in her signing a recording contract with Integrity Music, marking the upcoming release of her first ever worship project - Stained Glass Stories