Today, I was looking at a few reviews in the iTunes Store. One review stood out making the point that so much of contemporary Christian music sounds the same. Along With this unified sound the reviewer also mentioned the flowery generalities that make it sound like Jesus is a vending machine just waiting to give you an abundant life.
Sandra McCracken recently released her new album In Feast or Fallow. The album features a collection of historic and self-penned hymns. McCracken, in collaboration with her producer and husband, Derek Webb, have done a great job of making a unified album built upon the title song In Feast or Fallow. The album tells a story like a good movie or book. That story reminds us that whatever life brings our way our only comfort in life or death is Christ. The album begins in prayer with Petition, centers on This is the Christ, and ends with Faith’s Review and Expectation.
We’ve got enough modern worship that preaches man and not Christ. We need Christian musicians like Sandra McCracken who are committed to sharing these historic hymns in a fresh way. We need these hymns to teach theology, sing about the ups and the downs of life, and honor God alone.
This is a beautiful, must have, God-honoring, album. I look forward to hearing the hymns in our churches, small groups, and homes in years to come.
FTC required disclosure, I received a review copy of this album from MIXTUS MEDIA.