STYLE: Ambient/Meditational RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 103190-17471 LABEL: Integrity 99992 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2009-09-16 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Barbara Noel
Julian and Melissa have been worshipping and enjoying the presence of God together for over 15 years. After their marriage in 1996 they pursued the call of God together to go to South Africa where they spent nearly a decade leading worship and training musicians. Now based back in the UK, God has led them into a season of increased intimacy with him and have successfully produced an album that focuses on leading listeners to a face to face encounter with God. Julian's deft skill on woodwind instruments and stylish piano work combined at times with Melissa's haunting vocals on "Grateful Heart" and "Your Grace Unfolds Me" do indeed covey a tranquil and peaceful mood. If you're searching for musical balm to comfort a wounded heart 'Face To Face' could be just what you're looking for.
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Time In His Presence
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.” Helen Lemmel (Inspired by Hebrews 12:2).
This CD was recorded in one continuous session of instrumental worship, and on this occasion we felt that what Father was sharing, was not just for us!
We are learning that the more time we spend in Father’s presence, the more our lives are changed from the inside out. As deep calls to deep and we see Him ‘Face to Face’, our perspective and peace are restored.
In our experience (and we believe we are not alone!) finding our way to that secret place with Him seems to be such a challenge. With the genuine distractions of a busy life, we can so easily miss the point.
Our hope is that in pressing record whilst we set aside time to focus on Him, we can encourage you to forget about the list of things to do for an hour, and find your secret place to come ‘Face to Face’ with Him.