Tag: music review
Album: Give Me Grace
Artist: Jeremy Hart
Original Apostolic music is on the rise, and it’s only getting better! This southern gospel album is full of tight vocal harmonies and a blend of songs that will remind you of God’s mercy and will strengthen your faith. The title track, “Give Me Grace”, is an upbeat prayer, setting the theme for the entire album.
Next is a beautifully orchestrated song declaring “Through Me the Cross Lives On” in a world filled with wrong. “The Pieces of my Broken Heart” is a song for those hurting and in need of restoration. “What He Does, He Does Good” is an upbeat song encouraging us that God is working things out when we are going through a trial.
“Only One Worthy” has a more contemporary feel than the rest of the album and offers vertical worship. “Stepping … Read More »
My Hope Radio: In three or four sentences, how would you describe your journey of faith?
Ashley Claire Wicker: My journey of faith truly began my senior year of high school.
Newsboys – Born Again
Some people just don’t like change, and others love for things to always be different. If Newsboys was your favorite band and you couldn’t get enough of them and you’ve learned to sing along in perfect Australian brogue, chances are you’re going to hate this album. But if Newsboys past were “alright,” “not bad,” or maybe, “sort of decent,” then chances are you’re going to love this album; because this album is radically different from any other Newsboys’ album ever made. And for a music group in which change has been fairly constant, this is by far the most extreme.
The big change, of course, is that the lead singer is now Michael Tait—better known as that guy that used to be with DC Talk that can really sing. Former lead singer, Peter Furler, is now only … Read More »
Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Album: “Beauty Will Rise”
“Heaven is the face of a little girl…” These are the opening lyrics on the cd entitled, “Beauty Will Rise” from Grammy award winning artist, Steven Curtis Chapman. After the tragic death of Steven and wife Mary Beth’s five-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, Steven began writing and recording songs for this album. The lyrics written by the artist himself are from a bleeding heart with a hunger to know and understand God, while trusting Him when nothing makes sense. Even in his grief he gave his talent to God and wrote twelve amazing songs included in this cd. The following lyrics are from the track, “Faithful” and capture the essence of this album. “I will proclaim it to the world. I will declare it to my heart, and sing it when … Read More »
Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Until the Whole World Hears
Casting Crowns has put out yet another great album, released November 17th, 2009. “Until the Whole World Hears” has the same high standard as their previous albums. Casting Crowns stated that they wanted the focus of this studio album to be about “Living life with a kingdom focus, a reaching-out, loving-the-world-like-Jesus-does purpose.” After listening to their powerful lyrics, it is clear that they succeeded. One of my favorite tracks is their twist on the song “Glorious Day” (Living He Loved Me). It’s a slower version of the original and a great song! “Until the Whole World Hears” can be purchased on iTunes.