The Passion Festivals are a sort of yearly Woodstock for the college-age Christian community. Taking place in a different city every year, the Passion Festival spans four days of music, worship, and praise for tens of thousands of devoted Christians from all over the world. For those unable to make the celebration, Sparrow Records has collected the best moments on one disc every year. HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD captures Passion05, a particularly exciting event that took place in Nashville, Tennessee (AKA Music City).
Bolstered by the spirit of youth, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD is dominated by an inspirational sort of modern rock. "No One Like You" opens quietly before inviting the reverent, massive crowd to sing, which seems to fire up the David Crowder Band into a frenzy that leads into Matt Redman's choral "All Over the World." Chris Tomlin brings a stirring passion to the tranquility of the title track. This CD serves as a sweet reminder for those who attended Passion05, and it also extends an exhilarating invitation to Passion Festivals in the years ahead for those who missed it.