Release date: August 2011
Re:creation is the fourteenth studio album by Contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, released on August 9, 2011 through Sparrow Records. The album features eight new mixes of some of Chapman's songs, as well as five new songs and a Christmas hymn. Re:creation peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Christian Albums chart.
After the accidental death of Chapman's daughter Maria Sue, Chapman found many of his older songs taking on deeper, different meanings to him. Chapman commented that "Three years ago when Maria Sue went to heaven, all of my songs took on a much, much deeper meaning... When I sing these songs they have a much deeper meaning to me now... so that was the heart behind doing this album. It was how can I take some of those songs that have a new meaning to me and kind of reinterpret those, thus the title 're:creation.'"