The Maranatha Community - Shalom: Words And Music For Reflection

Thursday 1st June 2000
The Maranatha Community - Shalom: Words And Music For Reflection
The Maranatha Community - Shalom: Words And Music For Reflection

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by David Faulkner

The Maranatha Community, with members across many denominations and in countless locations, has been promoting renewal, healing and reconciliation for some decades. Now they have released this CD, and its title tells you most of what you need to know. Maranatha's leader, Dennis Wrigley, has written some meditations which are read by various voices. The predominant theme is that of personal spiritual intimacy with Christ. Atmosphere is created by some mood music behind the words - mostly a wash of synth chords. The questions arise, who and what is this CD for? Don't listen to all 60 minutes in one go 35 your reviewer did - the effect is soporific, not spiritual. Instead, the odd judiciously chosen track could be used for meditation in a service, a home group, or during a Quiet Day or retreat. I anticipate it having most appeal to older contemplative Christians, and even though I recently survived my 40th birthday, I am still too young for this - honest.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Linda in Northern Ireland @ 10:38 on Apr 5 2015

Where can I buy this cd

Reply by Shauna Crawley in Manchester uk @ 02:05 on Jan 8 2017

You can order it from The Maranatha Community bookshop :)


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Reply by Mrs Jackie Hillyard in Leeds @ 15:51 on Feb 10 2016

I wish to buy the above CD, Shalom, Words and Music for Reflection - 18 tracks. Can you tell me where I might purchase it please? I have a copy from years ago but for some reason 2/3 of the tracks seem to be crackerling. I want to use two tracks in my planned funeral service - Thank you.

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Posted by Linda gault in Northern ireland @ 21:01 on Apr 4 2015

I love it but how do I order it

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