Bonnie Low - Fragile Warriors

Friday 1st December 2000
Bonnie Low - Fragile Warriors
Bonnie Low - Fragile Warriors

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A fragile warrior is a Christian who recognises that spiritual healing and restoration only come through brokenness and total dependence on God with his strength being made perfect in our weakness. Taking that into account, you'll recognise that this is a totally different kind of worship project. Musically it's a magnificent mixture of sounds as western pop influences meet New Zealand Maori-style tribal rhythms and chants. Basically, imagine a worship album featuring the Haka that the All Blacks rugby team perform before their matches and you're in the right ballpark! Bonnie Low is from New Zealand and the album is produced by UK drummer Martin Neil, who is the ideal catalyst to meld these sounds together. If you're looking to escape from the blandness of the majority of worship projects, this one should be high on the list. Songs sung in English and in Maori with indigenous interludes that give the project a unique feel, whilst the songs themselves explore a variety of topics within the main theme. Standouts for me include the passionate worship ballad "E Hia Ana Mai (Hungry For You)" and the prophetic call and response "Signs" which is a perfect example of the mix'n'-match of cultures represented on the album. "Oasis" is an atmospheric, prophetic song with God inviting us to get closer to him, whilst the title cut is a powerful song of restoration for wounded Christians, who hurting have retreated but discovered that God has not written them off. Towards the end of the album "Salvation And Strength" represents the triumph of the restored Christian who has discovered that true strength is found not in the resources of self but in the power of Grace. 'Fragile Warriors' is a powerful experience both musically and spiritually.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Nathan Low in Northland NZ @ 22:22 on Jul 14 2011

Jan if you are still wanting to contact Bonnie please email me at and I will get mum to contact you.

Posted by Paul MacKay in Wellington NewZealand @ 02:49 on May 1 2011

Hey Jan. I would be happy to ask here for you.



Posted by Kim Davis in Austin, TX @ 20:00 on Nov 17 2009

I purchased this CD at a conference and LOVE it! I think it was way ahead of its time and hope there will be a re release as there are many who have heard mine and would like their own copy. Are there any other projects similar to this one....combining cultural sounds in worship????

Posted by sheryl morgan in the gardens,south auckland @ 08:57 on Sep 20 2006

I love Bonnies cd Fragile Warriors it minister to me in so many ways by the Holy Spirit ministring even empowering me in my authority of the Holy Spirit. Also hearing it it did healinf also Spirtual cleansing in our home.I lent it out to someone to listen to and they lost it Iwent through Christian bookshop for anouther copy they say they can not get any more copies can you please help me I really miss listen to this.
bless you Bonnie for Blessing us with this CD,hope i can receive anouther copy

Sheryl Morgan

Reply by John Forrest in Manchester @ 12:04 on Nov 25 2008

To Martin Neil - Martin I'm trying to contact you. Have you a web site with contact details? from John Forrest

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Reply by Martin Neil in Northumberland UK @ 21:14 on Aug 6 2008

Hey Sheryl,
I can get you a copy of Fragile Warriors if you are still looking for it.

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Posted by Nathan Low in NZ @ 01:52 on Feb 16 2006

There are so many different walks we each have to go through for us to be where God wants us. Each song is a deeply personal part of not only my wonderfull mothers, but of so many of our individual walks with God.


Trust me on this....God seems to tell her things before alot of the rest of us. Because of that, she needs all of our prayers and support.

God Bless you Mum.

Posted by Jasmine Taare in Gisborne New Zealand @ 23:43 on Nov 28 2005

Being a friend of bonnies the CD was made to touch the lives of so many people. Being one of those people it has impacted the souls of thousands. I can gladly say that i cant wait for the new release of the album to come out.
Bonny you are a God sent thnks for everything.

I recommend that everyone should buy or listen to this album and see wht you think.

Reply by Jan Wilson in Gisborne Victoria Australia @ 01:38 on Mar 23 2010

Hi Jasmine

I have been involved in the compilation of a book "Companion to the Australian Hymn Book". Bonnie Low is recorded in this book however we have virtually no information about her. We would be interested in her date of birth and we believe she lives in Gisborne New Zealand. Could she provide us with any biographical information that could be added to the Companion.
Jan Wilson

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