Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns

Thursday 1st January 2004
Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns - Casting Crowns

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Reunion 083061072322
RELEASE DATE: 2003-12-05
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Steve Best

This lot are already making waves in their native America, from where I recently returned having heard a bunch about them. With a really cool name and Steven Curtis Chapman producing, Casting Crowns have it all going for them, and with a massive opener like "What If People Prayed", things get off to a perfect start. But there's more to this band than rock bluster. Mandolin, violin and accordion feature on US radio hit "If We Are The Body", a challenge to the Church of today to get more visibly involved in changing this world. The passion of lead vocalist and youth pastor Mark Hall jumps out of each set of lyrics, while Chapman's distinctive production touch (check out "Praise You With The Dance" and the superbly uplifting "Glory") makes this a must listen album. Start the New Year by buying this album and kick-start you passion for God once more.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. What If His People Prayed [Listen]
2. If We Are The Body [Listen]
3. Voice Of Truth [Listen]

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Product Description
Ministry is what defines Casting Crowns and the authenticity of their worship delivered in a driving pop-rock style that has seen their debut CD sell over half a million copies.
Includes three US #1 singles 'Who Am I', 'Voice of Truth' and 'If We Are The Body'.

Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 16:15 on Oct 11 2013

What a remarkable cd for the millenium years, great debut for these talented newcomers of ccm. I love the comments from Kate, how true that we should stop listening to others and listened what God is saying. "What if His People Prayed", this means turning everything off around you, the stereo, the phone and whatever would interupt God's still small voice: great starter song. I just love the follow up,
"If We Are the Body", I have the video. This song truly speaks, it is not for us to pick and choose what scriptures fit us. Top ccm artist Steven Curtis Chapman assisted in the production of new ccm and co-wrote "Voice of Truth", a powerful song that kind of goes hand in hand with songs prior on cd.
"Who Am I" has got to be one of my top favorites on this list of songs, the words grab hold of the listener.
Many of us can relate to the lyrics of "American Dream". "Here I Go Again" is another song speaker.
Great new praise anthem, the upbeat "Glory", how many churches have gotten a hold of this one.
Awesome closer "Your Love is Extravagant", love the acoustic sound; btw the song was written by worship leader Darrell Evans and recorded on his 1998 "Freedom" cd with a lengthy time of over 8 minutes. Casting Crowns still going strong after 10 years wtg all! God Bless, Don

Posted by Katie Dowler in mo @ 04:32 on Dec 6 2006

i love the song what if people prayed so much! i love the part where he says "stop asking opra what to do"..i love hearing that!!! you guys are the best!!!!!

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