Sara Paulson - Word To The World

Monday 1st February 1999
Sara Paulson - Word To The World
Sara Paulson - Word To The World

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Pampliin 9813

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

I wasn’t too impressed with Sara’s debut release from a year ago; it smacked of some of the more OTT efforts of US CCM’s other SP, Sandi Patty. Thankfully, this one is more user-friendly, as the majority of the material has a poppy groove to it. There are some familiar songs from some well-known writers; “Lord I Offer My Life” by Don Moen and Claire Cloninger; “Don’t Let Your Heart Be Troubled” by Dick and Mel Tunney; “I Am Sure” by Gary Sadler, and “All His Benefits” by Ed Kerr; there’s even a MOR treatment of a Bob Hartman Petra praise song “Lovely Lord”. However, despite the producer’s efforts to make it more contemporary, it’s still a tad too inspirational, and whilst Sara has a good voice, there’s nothing in her delivery to make her stand out from the crowd.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Shawna in Aurora, Colorado @ 16:28 on Apr 25 2006

As I said about her previous album, your comments stink! She does stand out from the crowd in my opinion. Not that her voice couldn't do it, but what her songs say and how she lives for Christ are the important thing. I don't see any of that in your comments about her. Shame on you!!

Reply by Guano Kang in Washington, DC @ 04:37 on Jan 12 2007

Please refrain from using such coarse and unChristianlike style language in the His online kingdom. If you truly knew the power of God, you would go to the nearest Wal-Mart and buy 16 pounds of tender beef jerky. This would support our troops in Iraq and send the message to both Sara and the Terrorists that God is Great. Praise Allah.

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