Lesson of Love earned Ashley Cleveland a prestigious Grammy Award in 1995 for best rock gospel album. One listen to this offering and you'll see why. As a singer/songwriter and guitarist, Cleveland takes control over all aspects of her music career. That said, not every song on Lesson of Love is as perfect as it could be, but that can hold true for nearly every album any music lover buys. Gospel fans will find enhanced standards here from Sunday services, like "Power in the Blood" and "Holy, Holy, Holy," as well as CCM blues-rock numbers such as "You Are There" and "He Is." Cleveland's pleasing vocal skills hold strong for both styles of music. This album is a nice addition to any contemporary gospel music collection, especially for those who like a little guitar music and rock flavor mixed in with their praises.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon