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Church Music by David Crowder Band

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Review of Church Music

The Advocate

Church Music by David Crowder Band

Reviewed by Dale Lewis

"...a God-honoring, worship experience in a world filled with 'love saturated' and 'sugar coated' fluff music."

Here is another case of a reviewer knowing of, but not having listened to a band until being asked to review them. In this case the band is the David Crowder Band and the CD is “Church Music.” Suffice it to say, it was the worth the wait. Now I need to get caught up with all of their past efforts.
Their music is definitely innovative with poignant lyrics. This aids in creating a worship environment that beckons each Christ-follower to fully participate in honoring God Almighty.
The transition between each track is smooth and seamless, giving the album a “live” feel. The mere fact that they maintain this consistency for seventy-four minutes with 17 full tracks is an accomplishment unheard of up to this point. Some insiders have already begun calling “Church Music” a landmark record in the history of Christian music.

Watching the cameo appearance of David in “The David Crowder Church Music Intro” on YouTube will definitely bring a huge smile to your face. It portrays a lighter side of the front man as well as their motivation behind producing this album.
In “Shadows,” track 4, the lyrics of the chorus, “We will not fear, we will remember” is a reminder that when darkness overwhelms us to face the cross and Christ’s completed work.
You will, without any doubt, be on your feet as the techno, groove-driven sound of “Church Music (Dance)” is cranked up.
You’ll find yourself yearning to express praise to the One Who is worthy as you soak in the strains of “We Are Loved” and “O, How He Loves.”

The listening pleasure of this CD is the direct result of the rhythmic, eclectic undercurrents which support the passionate vocals along with the original and biblically solid lyrics. “Church Music” is a God-honoring, worship experience in a world filled with “love saturated” and “sugar coated” fluff music. Pick up a copy today!

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Dale Lewis now mans the front desk at the EFCA (The Evangelical Free Church of America) National Office in Minneapolis, MN. He was the graphic designer/pre-press production artist for over twelve years before being asked to step into this new role. Prior to that, he was the publications manager at his alma mater, Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN in the public relations office as well as the adviser to the college’s yearbook. He's a director/actor/writer for the Hope Church (Oakdale, MN) adult drama worship team and was the senior editor of the church newsletter. He's also written two collections of poetry, “Whispers of Assurance” and “On Life: Constant Communion Without Ceasing” as well as a devotional entitled “Eternal Education.” He and his family live in Oakdale, Minnesota.