Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Album Review - Christmas Worship


If I could sit and discuss worship leading with anyone, I would probably pick Paul Baloche. I've learned so much from him through workshops and books alone. I truly admire and relate with his passion for the local church. Every album he puts out gives more evidence to that.

Needless to say, I'm thrilled to review Integrity's new release by Paul Baloche called Christmas Worship.

That title alone is music to my ears. It can be quite a challenge for worship leaders to keep our churches focused on worship throughout the Christmas season, so this release is very exciting!

If you're familiar with Baloche's music, you'll hear some cool medleys that are, like most of his songs, very congregational friendly. You'll also hear some Christmas versions of some of his classic worship songs.

My immediate favorites were "Angels We Have Heard on High" with a cool "Deo" tag and "Joy to the World/Shout for Joy". I'm definitely considering using these two this Christmas season.

The other standouts to me were "Hark the Herald Angels Sing/King of Heaven", "Offering" and the "Your Name" re-write.

If you're a worship leader, definitely pick this up. Your church will appreciate a new, but not too new approach to some Christmas classics.

If you're looking for a new Christmas album to play in the house or car, you will love this. It's Christmassy and worshipful!



Get it today on iTunes


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