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Monday 28th September 2009

Album review acknowledges Whitney Houston's return to spiritual health

THE OCTOBER issue of Third Way magazine contains a review by George Luke of the new Whitney Houston album, 'I Look To You'. Part of it reads, "Whitney had always divided Christians into two camps: those who just loved her music and those who saw her as 'fallen', 'backslidden', 'not really a Christian' or whatever. Her marriage to Bobby Brown and subsequent decline certainly gave the latter camp a lot to chew on. Sad really, because Christians, more than anyone else, should be the ones who give someone a second chance - not consign them to the scrapheap the moment they deviate from the script. That's not to say that all Christians were graceless towards her. One night in 2004, 1,500 people joined Whitney's mother Cissy for a prayer vigil in Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, praying for her to sort her life out. Ultimately, the music is secondary here. The real issue is that pop music's modern day real life prodigal Son parable has had a happy ending. Whitney's back; thank God for that." CR

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Posted by Phil in Cornwall @ 21:16 on Oct 5 2009

Prayer works. Praise God. Let's keep praying.

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