Michael Card - An Invitation To Awe

Published Wednesday 28th September 2011
Michael Card - An Invitation To Awe
Michael Card - An Invitation To Awe

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 107686-18340
LABEL: Sparrow 5099907149429
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
RELEASE DATE: 2011-04-18
RRP: £1.00

Reviewed by Doug Holland

The material on this two-CD collection was first heard on his 1993 release 'The Ancient Faith' though there is one new song, "Malachi". The set is a reminder of the mastery Card has achieved of the art of biblical story-telling and exposition (and of the knowledge of Scripture required to do this!). In three discrete sections (the Law, Writings and Prophets), this compilation works its way through a significant proportion of the Old Testament, unpicking, highlighting, explaining and interpreting, and relating the ideas always back (or forwards) to Jesus, who he describes as "...a man of the Old Testament"). Card is a most accomplished musician and composer in a soft acoustic style and the power of the material here has the potential to hit with a new generation of listeners.

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Product Description

Michael Card is known as a best-selling author, biblical scholar, recording artist with millions of albums sold, and writer of what could be considered the most popular contemporary Christian song ever: El Shaddai.

His music has imaginatively explored the narrative power of the scriptures via thematic albums on the life of Christ (The Life), the writings of Paul (Present Reality), and the Old Testament (The Ancient Faith). Michael’s music is timeless with its organic and orchestral arrangements and resonates with audiences new and old. With An Invitation To Awe, Michael creates a new collection of 23 songs from his epic release The Ancient Faith and a BRAND NEW song, Malachi.

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