This double-disc compilation culls the finest of modern worship songs from contemporary artists. One disc is dedicated to studio creations, while the other features live recordings that really capture the passion and spiritual power transferred back and forth from performer to audience. If the spiritual nature of this collection suggests traditional gospel music, think again.
Much of what's heard here is pure pop-rock. Were it not for the unabashedly religious content of the lyrics, one might be listening to Tonic, Third Eye Blind, or any other circa-2000 radio titans. From electronic beats to churning guitar hooks, the emphasis here is on maximum pop appeal, as Christian pop artists such as Delirious?, Matt Redman, and Darrell Evans prove that faith and charisma have always been intertwined.