Misty Edwards - Point Of Life

Published Sunday 20th June 2010
Misty Edwards - Point Of Life
Misty Edwards - Point Of Life

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 93841-16689
LABEL: Forerunner 821827007320
RELEASE DATE: 2010-04-06
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tom Lennie

As one of the main worship leaders at Kansas City's International House Of Prayer, Ms Edwards has come to increased prominence with the release in 2008 of her double-recording, 'Relentless', an outstanding expression of vibrant originality, and by appearances on God TV in connection with the recent "Healing Outpouring" being experienced by that Kansas Prayer centre. I confess I was expecting this subsequent recording to be a direct follow-up to 'Relentless', and thus to continue with the same prophetic passion and dynamic creativity. Instead, 'Points Of Life' is deliberately a more reflective disc, the songs a bit more ponderous and less potent than the forebear. Nevertheless, a similar creativity and experimentation in sounds is to be found. "My Soul Cries" and "i24", in particular, hold a definite quirky and arresting edge. Backed generally by a variety of keyboard, guitar and percussion sounds, Misty's warm, though at times intense, vocals carry the listener through an eight track, 36 minute set, consisting of five of her own compositions and three penned by "friends", who include fellow worship-songwriter, JoAnn McFatter, and Dave Wiens, who is responsible for much of the instrumental energy that attends these tunes. Misty and friend's lyrics are thoughtful, spiritual (two are Biblical Psalms), and above all, expressions of yearning and intimacy to the Father, Son and Spirit. An interesting and inspiring album, well worthy of investigation.

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Product Description
Point of Life features new songs by Misty Edwards, along with a few favourites written by friends.

On this reflective album, Misty unleashes a creative edge and an experimental sound inspired by her devotion to the Lord.

From ethereal vocals to deeply personal lyrics, Point of Life combines the power of music with the art of storytelling.

Dave Wiens rhythmically plays the Chapman Stick and brings a unique energy to several tracks, while other songs are quiet devotionals born in the secret place.

Allow this music to lead you into a deeper devotion to Jesus through the wonder of loving and living to worship.

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