Tuesday, August 31, 2010
REFLECTING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
'Overture to Freedom' is a gorgeous instrumental track with Cheri on piano, accompanied by The Nashville String Machine and Concert Master Carl Gorodetzky. The strings are arranged and conducted by the late Tom Howard. When I listen to this, I can picture the graceful movements of ice skaters or dancers. 'Freedom Calling' is an inspirational anthem featuring The Soul Children of Chicago. It shares the essence of the Gospel with these words: "There's only One who can give breath to life/Dead on a cross and then risen alive/So I could know freedom/And you could know freedom/And we could have freedom in Christ." 'Part of Your Story' is pretty and compels the listener to enter into a relationship with Christ: "Can you not sit at my table/We could be the best of friends/If you would just let me in/But you won't/'Cause you don't think you're in need." Handing the reigns of one's life over to God strongly clashes with much of what today's society says is important and desirable.
'His Banner over Me' and 'Glory Be' are great, original praise and worship songs. I recommend this project to fans of Erin O'Donnell, Sara Groves, and early-era Amy Grant. I'm giving it an 85%.