Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rebecca St. James CD "I Will Praise You" (Giveaway Closed)

Rebecca St. James 
My kids are big fans of Rebecca St. James. We have previously owned only one of her CD's, her sophomore release "Rebecca St. James" from 1994,  and it is a regularly played favorite in our home. My Eldest was particularly excited that we were to have the opportunity to review this newest album, released today, April 5 ~ "I Will Praise You".  This is Rebecca St. James' first studio release since 2005, and we are happy to hear her back in the music scene!(She's been busy acting and writing books)

Rebecca St. James

Keep reading for my review, and find out how you can enter to win a copy of the album for your very own! :)

Although we have only had the the album for a few days there are already songs that we are humming (Catchy hooks! Good songwriting!)  and planning to incorporate into our worship services. The entire album "Fixes our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith" in an upbeat fashion.

There are songs that are "Driving" ~ They exude a sort of "overcoming" feel (Without *quite* becoming a wall of sound) that I have found to be very encouraging when dealing with various challenging situations. Very much a "pump you up" attitude, but not "Self-oriented" ~ the focus is very much on Faith in God and His help! (I Will Praise You, You Never Let Go)

Others exude an ethereal quality that points one to the Glory of Eternity (You Hold Me Now, In a Moment) and the Peace that Passes Understanding (You Make Everything Beautiful).

Many of the songs have scripture running through them (You Never Let Go, In A Moment, When the Stars Burn Down, You Still Amaze Me come specifically to mind), and there are nods to grand Christian standards (You Still Amaze Me, You Make Everything Beautiful). There are those that encapsulate the Good News of the Gospel (The Kindness of Our God, You Still Amaze Me). Others are straightforward Praise and Worship of God (Shine Your Glory Down, In a Moment, Almighty God, When the Stars Fall Down {Blessing and Honor}).

Rebecca St. James' music "Breathes" with dynamics, and transports one to a place of beauty and worship of the  Only One Almighty God.

  1. You can listen to Rebecca St. James explain some things about  the song "Shine Your Glory Down" below. This strikes a strong chord in me as we have chosen the name "City on a Hill Academy" for our homeschool. She manifests OUR desire to be lights in this world~ what a great role model for our daughters (And sons, too! ;) )


If you would like a taste of what "I Will Praise You" has to offer, you can hear the first three tracks of the album  at Rebecca's "Listening Party".

Giveaway now Closed~ Thank you for looking!~
You can visit these blogs to enter to win through April 20
4/18
Guiding Light Homeschool 
Our Village is a Little Different  

4/20
Canadian Ladybug Reviews



If you don't want to wait to see if you won, you can purchase the entire album (Downloads) on iTunes right now, for only $7.99~  or your own CD from Amazon I Will Praise You . Then you can give away the copy you win to someone who could use a little "light" and "glory" to shine in their lives!  (Just a thought... ;D) (This would also be a nice item to tuck into an Easter basket! :D )

Blessings~

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16 comments:

  1. I am a follower...and I'd love to win this cd :)

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  2. I'd love to win so I can give this away as a gift.

    I am already a follower!

    Blessings
    Mrs. White

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  3. Thanks for visiting my Twitter site. I love the Proverbs link you have on the side of your blog! I look forward to reading more :)

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  4. I follow via GFC

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  5. Found out about this giveaway thru your link at MSM

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  6. A favorite Rebecca St James song??? How about I've not heard one yet that I don't enjoy! :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  7. I found out about your site through Hip Homeschool Moms

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  8. I already like Rebecca St.James on fb

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  9. I love her song 'Shine your Glory Down'.

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  10. I think I might like 'When the Stars Fall Down...' Such a beautiful title

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  11. I shared your giveaway on my fb page, but really sorry that I don't know how to leave a link in this comment box. :(

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  12. I am thinking I need to follow you more closely. What a great give away. :)

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  13. I now follow you with GFC!

    penguinlover_23 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I found out about this giveaway on twitter : )

    penguinlover_23 at yahoo dot com

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  15. I haven't heard of Rebecca St. James and I would love to though! I'm sure her music is amazing and would make awesome Sunday music to play in the car! : )

    penguinlover_23 at yahoo dot com

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