Reviewed by David Cranson
Wayne Sanders is a South African. It's strange to think that not all that long ago, the fact of his country of birth may have upset a lot of people. Today, thankfully, the times they are a changin' (c. R Zimmerman Esq.). Mr Sanders now finds himself in Cambridge, leading worship and directing music at C3. C3 is Cambridge Community Church, and they appear to be doing their best to reach out to the current younger generation. Their motto is, "Reaching and shaping a generation with the message and cause of Christ." This CD will go a long way to helping achieve that aim. It starts off with a very cheap sounding piano and drum-machine beat, until edgy guitars break in. From there on in we get 12 great tracks of good rock/worship. This one is recorded in the studio, but if Wayne is this good on his own, I would be one of the first in line to buy a copy of a live CD from the Church. Let me quote from the opening track ("Giver Of Life"), "Giver of life, you're my comfort, you're my shelter, you're the Lord of this heart . . . Jesus I receive you, I choose to believe you, you're my hope every day . . . there's no other God but you, Lord." (As an aside, I wonder, if Tony and his government get to pass their bill on religious incitement, how songs such as this will stand in the eyes of the law. It could be interesting times ahead, if the Lord tarries). Every song is strong and bold in the claims of and for Christ. Every song touches the heart and plays out like someone who knows where he stands in relation to his Lord. I quote again - "Love that captured my heart . . . Jesus your mercy and grace have covered my sin, covered my shame, love that set me apart . . . Jesus you are the one I love and adore, I give you my heart." This is stuff from the heart, from the soul. As the blurb on the packaging says . . . Join us, and heaven, in giving him what he deserves." Highly recommended album, a cut above the average P&W music.
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