Love Shines Through, the fourth full-length album from well-known Christian songwriter Tim Hughes, is genuine modern worship at its best. The album reveals Hughes' inventive side, sometimes without a lot of flair, but always with a focused message. The U.K. native is not one to rest on his laurels. By his early thirties, Hughes' worship anthems such as "Here I Am to Worship," "Beautiful One," and "Jesus Saves" were being sung by tens of millions each week in worship services. This doesn't keep Love Shines Through from sounding warm and authentic. In traditional Kingsway fashion, Hughes welcomes the collective talents of a number of co-writers including Ben Cantelon, Phil Wickham, Stu G, and Nick Herbert. The community approach also pays off as he welcomes keyboardist Josiah Sherman (the Listening), guitarist Marc James (Vineyard), and Rend Collective Experiment on various instruments. The album shines with a mix of Brit-pop and atmospheric rock, refined by producer Sam Gibson (Pearl Jam, Jesus Culture, Elvis Costello).
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AllMusic Review by Jared Johnson