Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Laura Story Open Hands CD Review




I mainly listen to Christian music. I have my favorites but Laura Story is always on my list. She has put some amazing worship songs and music out in recent years. Her newest CD, Open Hands, is truly amazing. Her voice is so sweet and I enjoy just sitting and sewing or doing a puzzle while listening to Laura Story sing.

As I was listening to this particular album, I heard a theme going on: God's love is enough and His mercy never fails. Laura is not only a musician but also a worship leader. Her way of singing to her audience is very worship leader style. She engages with the audience and gets them wanting to sing along.

The songs included on Open Hands are:

  1. Death Was Arrested
  2. Open Hands
  3. You Came Running
  4. Give You Faith
  5. For The Love Of My King
  6. Awake My Soul (A 1000 Tongues)
  7. Whisper
  8. Every Word You Breathe
  9. Majesty
  10. Extraordinary
  11. Grace Abounds
My three favorite songs are Give You Faith, For The Love Of My King, and Every Word You Breathe. Give You Faith is Laura singing to her children about the one thing she would give them that is above all else: faith. Faith, hope, and love are the most important things to instill in children.

For The Love Of My King sounded very hymn-like. It made me feel a little old-fashioned, in a good way. I loved the melodies and the slower pace of the words and music. Jesus is the King. He is deserving of all of our attention and love. In this song, we sing of Jesus' sacrifice and the glory of heaven.

Every Word You Breathe is about giving hope when you are down. It's about trusting God no matter what and clinging to Him. Through trials and distractions, God is with us and His word tells us so.

Open Hands, which the album is named for, is about always being able to be used by God for His glory. When we are fearful and unwilling to let God use us, we are not doing God's will. He wants to use us and fill us and be there for us. He can't do any of those things when we have closed fists.

I love this new album from Laura Story. If you are a fan of hers, you will truly enjoy Open Hands as well.

Buy Link: http://smarturl.it/OpenHandsiTunes


Web and Social Links:
http://laurastorymusic.com/
https://twitter.com/laurastorymusic
https://www.facebook.com/laurastory
https://www.instagram.com/laurastorymusic/

Video links:
Open Hands (Official Lyric Video) - https://youtu.be/AABE--YR1No
Open Hands (Song Devotional) - https://youtu.be/NWWiyFlXdi0

 *Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing me with a copy of this CD in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.*

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