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Friday 17th December 2010

Paul Oakley releases non-worship album 'Alamein's Torch'

BRITISH worship leader and composer Paul Oakley, well known for such songs as "Jesus, Lover Of My Soul" and "Because Of You", has released a new, non-worship project targeted at the mainstream. 'Alamein's Torch' is being released independently, not through Kingsway. Said Oakley, "I've felt stirred for years that our worship music is like a foreign language to those outside the Church. Also, I've grown quite tired of and frustrated by the serious limitations of what has almost become a praise and worship 'genre'. My heart from the word go has always been aware of those on the outside. I've felt challenged for a while to write something that anyone outside of our faith can really identify with, and yet at the same time stir questions and hopefully a hunger for truth and for spiritual reality as well as extend the hope of mercy and restoration." CR

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