Jill Shannon is a Messianic Jewish Bible teacher, author and singer/songwriter. Growing up in a Reform Jewish home, she accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as Lord in 1973. In the 1980’s, Jill and her husband immigrated to Israel, learned Hebrew and gave birth to three children. During these years in Israel, she endured hardship and received vital lessons, shared in her first book, “Coffee Talks with Messiah: When Intimacy Meets Revelation.”
Jill's newest book "A Prophetic Calendar:The Feasts of Israel" (Destiny Image Publishers) is being released April 1, 2009. Endorsed by Sid Roth, Dr. Bill Hamon, Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and Robert Stearns, this book is a library of biblical and historical knowledge, as well as fresh prophetic revelation. It is warm and down-to-earth, and full of hidden treaures about the Lord Jesus. (See more new release information on Jill's Blog Page "My Latest News.")
Jill currently speaks and writes about experiencing God’s glory, holy living and intimate friendship with the Lord, the biblical Feasts, Israel and the Church. Jill also composes and records worship songs, which can be found on her three CD's, “A Part of Me", "Beckon Me," and her newest release, "Remember Me." She presently resides outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. She also has a married son and daughter-in-law in Pittsburgh, PA.
My parents were the children of Russian Jewish immigrants. They were raised as conservative Jews but after they married and began to raise children, they moved into a looser form of Jewish observance, with a large component of enlightened secular humanism. My mother was a concert pianist and writer, and my father was a biochemist, photographer and linguist. I was their first child, and they were very delighted with me.
I knew from synagogue attendance and years of Hebrew school that God was the “thing” I needed to fill the hole in my constantly aching heart. Although I privately prayed in bed every night and I did believe that He heard me, I did not hear His voice in my heart, nor did I know His character or biblical requirements for His people.
God’s blessings in my life were very evident, and I sensed that He loved me. Even so, it could not be said that I had a personal relationship with God, or that I understood the concepts of righteousness, holiness or sin. Why did my Hebrew school not address this need for relationship? Where was the Reality and Presence of God in our ancient religion?
During a difficult first year away at college, I became depressed; I even entertained thoughts of suicide from time to time.
Throughout the summer after my first year away, I began a series of conversations with my friend Lyn, whom I had known since Junior High. She had just come into a personal relationship with Jesus, and I asked her every ponderous question that an unfulfilled yet skeptical college student would ask. Finally, I asked her something about the people in the world who never heard of Jesus, and the potential injustice of God. Oddly, her simple answer ended my month-long interrogation. “Jill, God is just. Jesus is coming back whether you believe it or not.”
I was stunned at the simplicity of this statement. His return was an absolute future reality, irrespective of my subjective beliefs. Objective truth was NOT connected to our personal opinions and beliefs! I did not want to be living this way when He returned. I already sensed that this event could be a dreadful moment in history.
One week before returning to my university, I prayed with Lyn and turned my heart toward Yeshua (Jesus) to receive atonement and forgiveness for my sins. My sinful nature was evident to me, and I now knew that my longstanding sense of guilt and unworthiness was accurate. I had always felt unclean, but no one could help me understand it or rectify this condition. I now realized that Yeshua’s sacrifice was the only act of cleansing which could restore me to the accepting and loving relationship with God for which I was created. Our Hebrew Scriptures were full of the sacrifice of animals to restore the worshiper to God, and our father Abraham was asked to sacrifice his only son; why could this sinless man not offer Himself as a perfect sacrifice on our behalf?
In 1982, my husband and I immigrated to Israel, and began a new life there.
|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 22 Apr 2009 05:24 AM|
“Remember Me” by singer/songwriter Jill Shannon is comprised of divine themes with Celtic, folk, and classical arrangements. Not only is Shannon an accomplished author, but she is also a gifted musician. Shannon gives us the opportunity to delve into the trials and tribulations of her life through music. Her sweet and delicate vocals are richly accompanied by beautiful instruments, most dominant is the piano. The opening track, “The First Time,” is moving and delivers an air of style and grace. Take note of the dual vocals on “Hanukah Blessings” which are heard in two languages, which gives emotional texture to this memorable song. Sit back and relax to the sacred melodies of “Remember Me” and take a memorable spiritual journey.
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: Jill Shannon||POSTED ON: 24 Mar 2009 06:04 AM|
I give praise to the Lord, who has brought me through an amazing year of 2008. Three new projects have been birthed, not by my own planning, but by the Lord’s initiation, and I want to let you know what has been released and what is coming:
“A Prophetic Calendar: The Feasts of Israel”…In February, Destiny Image Publishers approached me to write a new book on the biblical feasts for believers who want to understand and even celebrate these “holy rehearsals” without coming under stress or legalism. Knowing that others had already written books on the feasts, I prayed about it for seven days. The Lord confirmed that this book would be unique and invitational to His Bride, and He totally inspired me as I worked on it.
Endorsed by Sid Roth, Dr. Bill Hamon, Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and Robert Stearns, this book will be released on April 1st. It is a vast library of biblical and historical knowledge, as well as fresh prophetic revelation; it is warm and down-to-earth, and full of hidden treasures about the Lord Jesus (Yeshua).
The God of the Bible is a God of invitation and of covenant. We see in the Lord’s appointed festivals His heart’s yearning to meet and celebrate with His people. If you’ve been searching for one perfectly clear and comprehensive resource on the Feasts of the Lord, you will find all of your questions answered here! You will encounter the very heart of God in this uniquely loving and prophetic presentation of the Lord’s holidays.
Passover Haggadah: “I AM The Broken Piece!”... Included in this new book as an appendix, is an original Messianic Passover Haggadah which the Lord directed me to write. A “Haggadah” is a booklet which Jewish families read/use during the ceremonial meal of Passover called the “Seder.” My new Haggadah includes the traditions of Passover, but also contains more prophetic teaching, concerning the Lord’s terrible sacrifice, and His eternal identity as The Passover. I have also produced a special CD on which the prophetic/teaching readings from this Passover Haggadah are recited, set to original musical instrumentals. This CD is also called, “I AM The Broken Piece!”
JUST RELEASED Worship CD: “Remember Me”... During the Fall Feasts, the Lord astonished me by giving me ten new songs, which I did not seek out or ask for. I then added two traditional Hanukah songs which support the Hanukah material in the new book. While I was finishing these recordings, the Lord supernaturally gave me two more songs, the last one (“For the Martyrs&rdquo coming on New Year’s Eve.
“Remember Me” is an amazing download from Heaven which carries a comprehensive theme/message and impartation. Entering a new level of musical excellence, this album expresses the terrible yearning in God’s heart to commune intimately with His children, and His desire that His Bride from all the nations would experience His covenant relationship with Israel. Using Scriptural themes and concise poetry, this message is captured in unusually rich melodic and instrumental arrangements.
Listen to the clips on the Music page of my website, and see if you would be blessed by this new offering. You can also hear: “Beckon Me,” inspired by my first open vision of the Lord Yeshua, which was also released earlier in 2008; and “A Part of Me,” my first project which was inspired by the exceedingly intimate title song.
I love you, and thank all of you who have encouraged me in my teaching, writing and songwriting ministry. Your feedback is a huge boost to me, when I feel tired and discouraged. Since I hardly ever write group letters, if you have friends that would appreciate my books, teachings or music, please pass on this letter.
Your sister in Messiah’s love,
|POSTED BY: Babbbullon||POSTED ON: 23 Mar 2009 02:48 PM|
RadioIndy Present the New Release: "Remember Me" and "Beckon Me" by Jill Shannon
RadioIndy Present the New Release: "Remember Me" and "Beckon Me"
by Jill Shannon
|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 07 Aug 2008 11:00 PM|
"Beckon Me" is a spiritual adult contemporary album with a folk undertone from singer/songwriter Jill Shannon. Jill's love for God is quite radiant, and these are works of extreme passion and faith. Jill pours her heart and soul into her vocal performances. There is a bit of an Irish feel to the sound, although Jill is of Jewish descent, as her beautiful tongue heavy delivery intertwined with complimentary fiddle make for a very Celtic impression. The overall sound of the album is full and airy, with delicate arrangements and a good mix of instrumentation throughout. “Beckon Me” is very well-recorded, as it brilliantly relates the instruments with the heavenly vocals. Highlights include the opener, "The Door Of Your Heart," which starts things off nicely with a wonderful vocal and beautiful piano progression, along with nice fiddle work. The title track, "Beckon Me," presents a more intimate approach, then booms into a very powerful number. "Im Ta'Amdu" has a bit of a world feel and goes back and forth nicely between the Hebrew and English languages. If you enjoy powerful and talented spiritual female singer/songwriters, Jill Shannon should be right up your alley.-William
Check out Jill Shannon's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites
|POSTED BY: Babbbullon||POSTED ON: 23 Mar 2009 02:51 PM|
RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD Review of Jill Shannon's music to CD Baby.
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|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 01 Dec 2008 09:12 PM|
RadioIndy is pleased to present Jill Shannon with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Beckon Me"
"Beckon Me" is a spiritual adult contemporary album with a folk undertone from singer/songwriter Jill Shannon. Jill's love for God is quite radiant, and these are works of extreme passion and faith. Jill pours her heart and soul into her vocal performances. There is a bit of an Irish feel to the sound, although Jill is of Jewish descent, as her beautiful tongue heavy delivery intertwined with complimentary fiddle make for a very Celtic impression. The overall sound of the album is full and airy, with delicate arrangements and a good mix of instrumentation throughout. “Beckon Me” is very well-recorded, as it brilliantly relates the instruments with the heavenly vocals. Highlights include the opener, "The Door Of Your Heart," which starts things off nicely with a wonderful vocal and beautiful piano progression, along with nice fiddle work. The title track, "Beckon Me," presents a more intimate approach, then booms into a very powerful number. "Im Ta'Amdu" has a bit of a world feel and goes back and forth nicely between the Hebrew and English languages. If you enjoy powerful and talented spiritual female singer/songwriters, Jill Shannon should be right up your alley. -William