All posts tagged: Contemporary

Album Review ~ Within the Mystery By Rachel Zello

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Pop Rating 4.5 Stars Review Soft. Passionate. Powerful…are just a few words to describe Rachel Zello’s Within the Mystery album. Filled with personal prayer, humble worship, and beautiful surrender, Within the Mystery is so much more than a group of amazing melodies, diving deeply into the matters of life and faith that truly matter, while entertaining any contemporary/pop fan with its excellent execution of music. There’s a clear sign that Zello’s faith isn’t only seasoned, but in deep pursuit of God’s love, promise, and desire, with a heart to tell the whole world all about the goodness of God. Within the Mystery is a testimony of who God is, and His abundant faithfulness to those who draw close and search to discover Him. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to the artist, Rachel Zello, and music producer, Glenn Tabor III, for a free album copy in exchange for an honest opinion.  About Rachel Zello Rachel Zello is a contemporary Christian …

Album Review ~ Amazed By Alexandria Levin

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date January 17, 2020. Rating 4 Stars Review Levin’s Amazed is a powerful testimony of God’s love and faithfulness on a personal level and in a tangible way. The song, Amazed, by which the album is titled, mirrors the general theme of the album, which through lyrics and music, portrays a faith and journey that have weathered many storms to reveal something stronger and beautiful. The organic testimony is uniquely refreshing and softly bold, with a flow that uplifts heart and spirit. Amazed tells a story of love, trust, faith, and hope in a God Who stands true and unchanging in every season of life.   About Alexandria Levin Alexandria Levin is a passionate worshiper and follower of Jesus. From the age of 12 she began singing in churches, traveling with ministry teams and for the past ten years has served in worship leadership. For years Alexandria has written songs and used music as an expression of her worship. In 2018, she took a more intentional approach to her songwriting …

Album Review ~ The Outcome By The Church Vessel

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Rock/Praise/Worship Release Date September 21, 2018. Rating 5 Stars Review The Outcome begins joyfully, inspiring a heart of worship and dance to God. The lyrics don’t hold back, reminding the believer of Who God is—His faithfulness and goodness! The instrumentals collide with the lyrics to create magnificent music of praise to the one true God. The Outcome album promises an indisputable message of faith, hope, and love—the kind that is joyous and unshakable—because it is found alone in God. The Outcome song (#3 & #4) summarizes the entire theme of the album beautifully. A powerful song of worship and victory that presents dauntless faith, fiery hope, and courageous love for God and people that preaches the truth and power of God’s glorious splendor, which overcomes the darkness and breaks every chain and sets free. In it is a message of the pathway to healing for every kind of brokenness, stronghold, and bondage through worship. The Outcome album is good music to soak your soul in as you pray, worship, work, go …

Album Review ~ Upside Down By Long Hollow WAVE

Category Religious/Christian Genre Christian/Contemporary/Pop Release Date August, 2017 Rating 4.5 Stars Review Long Hollow WAVE’s Upside Down opens with the amazing and catchy You Are My Revival, ushering a mode of praise with danceable tunes that inspire feet tapping, head nodding, and hand clapping. The lyrics of Upside down, clearly, are lovingly put together to tell a love story between God and the person who loves Jesus (as witnessed in song #3, The Name, and others). Upside Down breathes joy and worship for God while fearlessly declaring God’s love and faithfulness. Interestingly, this album displays a sumptuous blend of contemporary praise, worship, classic pop and R&B (of which, songs of the latter two groups appear to be something straight out of a pure deluxe album), a unique flavor that is altogether quintessentially fresh and refreshing! There’s a soulfulness to the R&B that rings deep and true so that they sincerely present as the love songs truly intended to bless God’s heart.   About Long Hollow WAVE Long Hollow WAVE is a worship band and ministry …

Book Review ~ Worth Fighting For By Emily Camp

About the Book Declan Light is certain that since he chose to dedicate his life to God that God will bless him. His plan to marry his high school girlfriend, Miley, and get his Bible college degree are right on track. So it is a surprise to him when things start to look less than ideal. When his confidence in his relationship and God falter on the tails of a tragedy, Declan wonders if there’s anything left worth fighting for.       Category Christian/Fiction/New Adult Genre Contemporary/General Fiction Rating 4 Stars Review This story takes off a few months from where it left off in Here Comes The Light, Cambrooke Series #1. Declan and Miley are married and discover that they’re going to have a baby sooner than they’d prepared. This leads to a series of events, and a tragedy soon strikes, which tests the strength of their love for each other, and puts each one of them on a path different than they’d originally planned. Miley would have to learn what it means …

Book Review ~ Stella by Elle E. Kay

About the Book Abandoned by her dearest friend, Stella is running-scared. Life and death decisions force her to re-examine her faith, as well as her priorities. The handsome, Jason, only exacerbates her anxiety. Should she trust him? Something is amiss in the quiet town of Edinsville. How will Stella fare as her world gets turned upside down? Stella is a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. It is the first book in the Edinsville Series. Semi-finalist in ACFW Genesis Contest – 2015. Category Christian/Fiction Genre Contemporary/Romance/Suspense Rating 4 Stars Review There’s a simplicity to to this story that makes it alluring. Every element is tucked nicely into all the right places without much fuss, twists and turns. In an age where this isn’t so common anymore, it’s quite refreshing. The hero/heroine are sweet and likable, and easy to sympathize and empathize with. The demographics employed in her character selection–both main and secondary–is commendable! Overall, this is a well done book! About the Author Elle E. Kay lives on a farmette in the Back Mountain region of Pennsylvania. …