All posts filed under: Entertainment

Movie Review ~ Run The Race By Reserve Entertainment

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Drama/Sports Blu Ray/DVD Release Date May 21, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Run The Race is a story that takes you on a journey of two brothers with opposite beliefs and opinions about life, but with a brotherly love and bond that trancends their differences. Being thrown curve ball after  curve ball, together the two brothers weather the storms of life, leaning on each other for strength, until a storm comes along that shows one brother is able to stand firm because of his beliefs, and the other is eventually brought face to face with the abounding grace of God, and drawn even closer to Him by his brother’s life testimony; a final test of faith thrusts him into a realm where his faith in the all-loving God is cemented—a God Whose ultimate plan is better than that of both brothers—and dreams are fulfilled in a magnitude that spins an inspiring tale of the love and faithfulness of God, even with past sorrowful events not fully understood. Healing comes and extends to …

Album Review ~ United By Newsboys

Category Religious/Gospel Genre Pop/Rock Rating 5 Stars Review The album opens with the song, Greatness Of Our God, a song that joyfully shouts of God’s power and awesomeness, and the joy of having it all within and about us in full display and glory. The combined force of Michael Tait and Peter Furler, the two frontmen, (coupled with features of Kevin Max and Doug Weier) is a dream come true for every longstanding Newsboys fan. The unity in song and heart paves a way for love that inspires on many fronts—worship, brotherhood, and life in general; a love that says that unity on any level inspired by the Light of God and blessed by Him in worship of Him, is possible. This power-packed album is full of mesmerizing melody and lyrics—definitely shoulder-rolling, head-nodding, and feet-tapping, while being transported in soul and spirit to kneel before God’s Awesomeness in absolute surrender of tremendous joy that can only come from the deepest communion and fellowship from a genuine place of worship, manifested by shouts of praise, jumps …

Album Review ~ Revival Rising By Open Heaven

Category Religious/Christian Genre Classic/Urban Pop Rating 4 Stars Review Open Heaven’s Revival Rising vibes with the classic 70’s pop, and a bit of urban inserted here and there. The music is full of enthused singing and shouts of joy. The trumpeting gives off an aura of heavenly worship, as though painting a picture of things to come on the other side of glory. Open Heaven through Revival Rising, aims to lead God’s children to worship joyfully in an old fashioned sort of way that not only feels familiar in the classic music manner, but opens a new door for worship by celebrating God in such a style. In Revival Rising  Open Heaven courageously claims the 70’s classic pop and offers it to God, as all genres should be—because ALL music was created by and belong to God. We should worship Him in all forms of it. Revival Rising is a bold album with refreshing melody and joyful lyrics, done with heart. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply …

Album Review ~ Control Vol. 2 By Joel Vaughn

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Pop Rating 5 Stars Review Control Vol. 2 begins with such energy and vibes that prepare the heart and soul for worship and praise, as is mirrored in the opening song, Unreserved. Joel Vaughn brings the flavor unique to him that breathes passion and unreserved surrender to a God he believes in, and this shines through in his voice and music. It’s impossible to miss—and almost unforgivable not to mention—the undeniable growth of the singer and songwriter in Vaughn. The increased confidence in craft is evident, amiable, contagious, and inspiring, as though Vaughn not only knows what He is about, but believes the truth preached in his music, lives by them, and now offers them to the world. Since Control Vol. 2 picked up from where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review here), the same theme runs through—Letting Go and Letting God, which is the best decision any individual could ever make. The songs portray various situations and circumstances where faith may be tested, and the believer is reminded …

Album Review ~ As Long As I Live (Vol. 1) By Canyon Hills Worship

Category Religious Genre Praise/Worship Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a softness to the overall music that invites listening hearts to dive deeper into God with heartfelt joy and love. The delightful metaphoric lyrics highlight the joys of a faith-filled journey that fully embraces God and His Word. In Canyon Hill’s As Long As I Live Vol.1, the heart cry and message to wholly love God just He loves us, and to trust Him, is a timeless message that the Church may be used to hearing, but one that will always resound no matter what. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship for a a free album copy in exchange for my honest opinion.   About Canyon Hills Worship Based out of Seattle WA, Canyon Hills Worship is composed of worship leaders and songwriters at Canyon Hills Community Church. Their songs include Peace, It Is Well, and Over All. Their mission is to honor God and offer hope to His Church …

Album Review ~ The Gathering By Casey J

Category/Genre Religious/Christian/Urban Worship Rating 4.5 Stars Review Casey J opens The Gathering in a soulful and deeply joyful manner that invites listeners to join as one in the majestic worship of God. The worshipful experience is classically unforgettable and contagious. With a voice so powerful and musically talented, and a heart obviously full of worship for God, Casey J has clearly been called to not just sing, but to lead others to do the same. The Gathering is a truly spectacular album worth the praise it’s garnered!   About Casey J Casey J is a native of Atlanta, GA. After working for several years as an elementary school teacher, Casey accepted God’s call and began to pursue ministry through music full time. In 2015, Casey J recorded her freshman project entitled The Truth (Tyscot Records/MBE), a collection of songs with corporate worship at their core. The lead single from this project, Fill Me Up, earned massive traction and ranked high on several national charts. Subsequently, I’m Yours, written by Casey, followed with similar success and …

Album Review ~ The Ruins By The Ruins

Category/Genre Pop/Alternative Release Date February 1, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Ruins present an honest expression of human struggles in the journey of faith—one full of hope and faith in God’s promises, and with a positive spirit that reflects deep passion, in a soft, mature, and pleasant manner. The Ruins are a fresh voice with urban lyrics that speak with a unique flavor of metaphor which  is impressively interesting, and expressed with an eclectic blend of pop and alternative, which in itself, is also impressive. With this type of music, The Ruins look like they’re here to stay.   About The Ruins The Group’s debut EP on DREAM Records will be releasing on February 1st, 2019. It is their soul-stirring revelation of grace and redemption; their razor-sharp pop sensibilities, and the generosity of two artists who know how to ebb and flow, give and take, while balancing reality with hope. The debut radio single will be Deliverance. It is a pop-alternative gem that captures the essence of the duo—sonically and philosophically. Deliverance released on …