Grammy Award winner, world-renowned pastor, educator and visionary Smokie Norful has reached the heights of success in both music and ministry. With a career that has spanned two decades, Norful now brings his music and ministry efforts towards a new book, Take the Lid Off: Trust God, Release the Pressure, and Find the Life He Wants for You (Thomas Nelson, Sept. 5, 2017).
As a special supplement, Norful's long time label home, Motown Gospel is releasing a digital only album, Nothing Is Impossible. Featuring 12 of Norful's most inspiring songs, the album serves as the perfect complement to the book that expertly provides ways to draw closer to God, become who He intended you to be, and realize your full potential.
Underscoring the themes in the book, Nothing Is Impossible, offers songs of encouragement and strength. Pulled from Norful's rich catalog of albums, among the tracks featured are the upbeat, reggae tuned title track "Nothing Is Impossible," the intimate and beautiful "Imperfect Me," and the hopeful ballad "Still Say Thank You."
Smokie Norful is founder and senior pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship Center, a congregation on three campuses in Bolingbrook and Chicago, Ill.. A multiple Grammy-winning artist who has sold more than three million albums worldwide, he has also received Stellar awards; Dove awards; an NAACP Image Award nomination; a Soul Train Award nomination; two BET Award nominations; two RIAA-certified Gold-selling compact discs; and countless other accolades. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Trinity International University in Deerfield, Ill., Norful also served on the board of regents for Trinity International University. He lives with his wife and family in the Chicago area.