Jesus Culture - This Is Jesus Culture

Published Wednesday 29th April 2015
Jesus Culture - This Is Jesus Culture
Jesus Culture - This Is Jesus Culture

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155825-23070
LABEL: Elevation B002280102
RELEASE DATE: 2015-04-07
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The aggregation which grew out of a youth event established at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and now has its own flourishing church in Sacramento has come in for its fair share of criticism on the internet which is, sadly, par for the course for any charismatic ministry making a worldwide impact. Wisely ignoring the theological sniping, the team of passionate revivalists push on in spreading their uplifting songs of adoration of the King of kings and this compilation is a wonderful reminder of some of their finest moments. Taking tracks from 'We Cry Out' (2007), 'Come Away' (2010), 'Live From New York' (2012), 'Unstoppable Love' (2014) and 'Your Love Never Fails' (2014) this features the voices, and often the compositions, of Chris Quilala and Kim Walker-Smith. If I had to pick out particular favourites I'd go for Quilala's "Your Love Never Fails" and Kim Walker-Smith's stunning cover of John Mark McMillan's "How He Loves". And there's two previously unreleased tracks, "Show Me Your Glory", written by Nate Ward II, Kathy Frizell and Kim Walker-Smith and a great version of Michael W Smith's "Agnus Dei" both recorded live in Sacramento in January and both featuring one time Delirious? man Stu G. The new cuts are pretty stirring but then, just about everything on this album is.

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Product Description
The Jesus Culture band was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to be influencers of society. It’s hard to separate the team from the movement, as they really are joined together with one focus: to bring people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and to disciple them to transform society.

Fronted by Kim Walker-Smith & Chris Quilala, each member of the team knows the weight of the call of God on their lives and they live devoted to a lifestyle of worship, hoping that their music can help lead people into experiences of His presence.

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