Reviewed by Jennifer Bogart
God of the Impossibleby Sarah Reeves
"It’s wonderful to hear from Reeves once again, but listeners may feel as though they are settling for just a snack, when what they really would like to hear from her is a full course meal..."
Having been utterly enchanted by Sarah Reeves’ 2009 release Sweet Sweet Sound, I was chomping at the bit to listen to her latest release God of the Impossible, a 3-track EP collection that is currently only available digitally.
True to form, Reeves’ voice is clarion clear, sweet, and lilting as she lifts songs of praise to God. However, this short collection does seem to lack some of the lyrical depth and ability to move emotionally that last year’s offering held within her debut CD.
“God of the Impossible”, the title track is clearly the winner of the collection, from its symphonic opening notes through to its appealing chorus (my children always get up to dance when we listen to this song).
“Father’s Prayer” offers a melodic rendition of The Lord’s Prayer framed by Reeves’ own lyrics, much in the vein of modernizing classic hymns and faith standards. Reeves’ musical setting of the prayer is pleasing but has a tendency to fade into the background without seeizing the attention of listeners.
Ringing as perhaps the most deeply authentic song in the collection, “Near to Us” evokes the same sort of personal, longing-filled essence of worship that so endeared listeners to Reeves’ first release.
wonderful to hear from Reeves once again, but listeners may feel as though
they are settling for
just a snack, when what they really would
like to hear from her is a full course meal that truly nourishes. Until we
hear more from this talented young songstress and writer, it's back to popping
in Sweet Sweet Sound to satisfy deeper longings to revel in the
sweet worship that Reeves is entirely capable of transporting listeners into.
Jennifer Bogart is a child of God, wife and homeschooling mother of three young children (so far). She writes homeschooling resources with her husband at Bogart Family Resources, and reviews as a creative outlet. Passionately dedicated to promoting the work of Christian authors and artists, her blog Quiverfull Family features reviews, contests, family updates, homeschooling tidbits and well - a bit of everything.