Wanting to provide listeners with trust taken directly from ure, Third Day’s Mac Powell teamed up with speaker/author David Nasser to build one of 2007’s most unique albums. Produced by Powell along with contributing vocals from friends, the projects rootsy, Americana style and rural content became an instant hit.
Glory Revealed II: The Word Of God In Worship will continue to inspire listeners to dig into the hope and truths found in God's word.
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How Great - Mac Powell (Third Day), Shane Everett (Shane & Shane), Jonathan Shelton, Brian Littrell
Rejoice In The Lord - Trevor Morgan, Mark Hall (Casting Crowns)
Wake Up, Oh Sleeper - Jason Crabb, Jonathan Shelton, Bear Rinehard (needtobreathe)
Since The World Began - Matt Maher, Amy Grant, Ed Cash, Mac Powell
Psalm 23 - Trevor Morgan, Geoff Moore
Praise The Lord - Natalie Grant, Laura Story
What We Proclaim - Brandon Heath, Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North), Aaron Shust
Blessed Hope - Mac Powell, Shawn Lewis (Hyper Static Union)
WORTHY EXPANSION TO GLORY REVEALED SERIES| Posted August 18, 2009
These “Various Artists” projects are quite unpredictable. Some can become “Album of the Year” candidates, full of life, power and creative possibilities (i.e., CompassionArt, City on a Hill). Others merely seem like thrown-together collaborations to make a quick buck. Luckily, the Glory Revealed series proves to be a worthy entry with a decidedly Americana flavor and focus on Scripture in song.
“How Great” begins GRII with a fantastic front-porch feel evoked by a tinge of bluegrass and a good-times vibe. Mac Powell, Shane Everett (of Shane & Shane), Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) and Jonathon Shelton all collaborate on this strong first step. Powell again joins with Amy Grant, Ed Cash and Matt Maher on “Since the World Began,” a “God of Wonders”-esque tune that should garner radio spins and attention in churches nationwide.
Natalie Grant and Laura Story create an Allison Krauss feel on “Praise the Lord,” and it’s easy to recall Story’s background with Five O’Clock People on this track. Another foot-stompin’ tune, “Wake Up, Oh Sleeper,” gives NEEDTOBREATHE vocalist Bear Rinehart room to truly shine. His raspy voice is as rousing as the soulful, spiritual rhythm. Bethany Dillon and Shawn Lewis find some Nickel Creek–styled musicianship as the backdrop for their Psalm-like turn “Never."
Some tracks remain rather dull, slightly dampening the mood. “Rejoice in the Lord,” which features Casting Crowns singer Mark Hall and Trevor Morgan, comes off as a decades-old Maranatha song. “What We Proclaim” also feels a bit tired amidst some of the more enterprising arrangements. However, these songs fail to ruin an otherwise good and glorious time.
This latest installment in the Glory Revealed series is every bit as imaginative, enjoyable and inspirational as the first. And fans would be remiss to leave this one on the shelf.
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Beautiful...and this when I'm hardly paying attention!| Posted July 20, 2009
I can't believe I'm the first person to review this. I'm even more....what's the word?....ashamed?.....to admit that I was using it as background music while I worked on something else. But from what I can hear, it's a decent collection of songs. I liked "Since the World Began" "Rejoice In the Lord" and "Wake Up, Oh Sleeper" the best.
Great Album| Posted September 02, 2009
I love this new Glory Revealed album! The artists are all incredibly talented and the way that Scripture is presented through song is a wonderful way to dwell on the Word of God throughout the day. Catchy songs that stick with you!
Glory Revealed... ...Indeed.| Posted August 27, 2009
It is amazing to proclaim the Word of God aloud. Nothing beats a praise and worship album that is filled with the truth... ...and nothing but the truth... ...that is delivered straight from "the oven". I love how all the songs declare of God's promises in our lives - full of hope and encouragement that each of us will certainly need at some points of our lives.
As the Word of God says in Colossians 3:15-17, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (TNIV)
As His worshipers gather from all walks of life to sing His Word, I can say that through this album, truly, God's glory is indeed revealed.