Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Chris Tomlin - Burning Lights {Review & Giveaway}

When I was about nineteen years old, I fell in love with a new worship movement especially geared for college students. It was fresh and real and freeing and gut-wrenchingly from the heart. They called themselves Passion, and the passion that they inspired in the hearts of not only but especially college students was just mind-blowing. A whole generation fell in love with the likes of David Crowder, Charlie Hall, and Chris Tomlin....including me.

Almost 15 years later, Passion is still going strong. Their worship leaders have multiplied and many have written and launched albums of their own. Yay!

This week, I am excited to tell you that one of my LONG TIME FAVS released a NEW album on Tuesday of this week.....Burning Lights.

Chris Tomlin wrote his first worship song at fourteen years old. Ten years later, he started a journey that would see him leading thousands upon thousands of the leaders of the next generation in worship. His songs have made their way into church worship services, youth group prayer vigils, car radios, and maybe even your personal iTunes playlist. from Give Us Clean Hands, We Fall Down, How Great Is Our God, God of This City and so many more comes worship songs for the new millennium.

Burning Lights continues this amazing trend with songs like White Flag that reminds us to lay our own agenda down in surrender to His, God's Great Dance Floor that just rocks your socks off and makes you want to leave your seat and get on your feet, and my current personal fav, Whom Shall I Fear {God of Angel Armies} that reminds me of the story in the Bible where Israel's enemies saw WAY more fire power behind the Israelite army than was actually there, and like them, I know that "the God of angel armies is always by my side."

Even though Sparrow Records gave me an album for review, I got so excited listening to these songs at Passion '13 that I could not wait to tell you about it because I know you will love them too!


And this is the best part.....

Five of you....yes that is right....FIVE of you will win Burning Lights for FREE!! Right here!!


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Kristin Smith said... Best Blogger Tips

I Will Rise is my all time favorite song....I sang it at my best friend's funeral...described her joy in God and her journey to His feet.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

Indescribable is my fave . . . I get tears in my eyes whenever I sing/hear, "You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same." That God could love me, knowing all my sins . . . it really is indescribable.

Liz Jones said... Best Blogger Tips

The Way I Was Made - great song to dance to while driving :)

Libby Rosengren said... Best Blogger Tips

Famous One and Our God are my favs of his. Proclaiming God's power and glory!

Mary Bonner said... Best Blogger Tips

Choosing a favorite is hard, but I love How Great is Our God because it reminds me, so eloquently, how great He really is. How majestic.

sherylobryan said... Best Blogger Tips

Enough is probably my favorite. He has a lot of good ones, though. It makes it hard to choose . . . and that's saying a lot for someone who rarely listens to music!

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh mylanta...seriously? I have to pick a favorite?!?

based on lyrics alone, It has to be Let Faith Arise or I lift My Hands depending on who you ask....I mean

there is a river
That flows from Calvary’s tree
A fountain for the thirst
Pure grace that washes over me
Let faith arise doesn't get better...

Squee! love that you're doing this, friend!

Laura Phillips said... Best Blogger Tips

Sooo hard to choose a favorite. I love "How Great is Our God", but I just downloaded "Whom Shall I Fear (Angel Armies)" because I couldn't wait until I got the CD.

Kathy Carlton Willis said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for covering this great project on your blog! Can't wait to hear this new CD!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

OH wow! I will have to check that out...I am so sorry for your loss but thankful for the music to help celebrate her life!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes! I forgot about that one! Amazing! Love that!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I LOVE Famous One...I forgot about that one too! He has SO many good ones! Wow!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

It IS hard to choose a favorite! I have been reminded of many as people have posted their favorite!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love that one too! Man! So many good ones! "All of you is more than enough for...all of me..." #Love

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so beautiful! Love those lyrics! Thank you! This is SO very fun!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes...Angel Armies is my new FAV....I just can see the invisible to our naked eye army surrounding gives me a thrill every time!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Kathy! It's my pleasure! So thankful for Sparrow letting me make this available to you!! P.S. It is SO good!

Breanna said... Best Blogger Tips

I think that it would be "How Great is Our God" the World Version. It moves me to tears almost every-time that I hear it. It is a fantastic song to begin with, and then how it brings together different nations and joins as one. It continues to remind me, One, that it's not just about me, but that I am here for a greater purpose. Two, that we will all be together one day, rejoicing each in our own tongue and way. Oh!! Just thinking about it makes my spirit jump for joy! :)

Marc Daniel said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd really love to win, Chris tomlin is one of my favorite CCM artists, God Bless you!

Marites Viray Rivera said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an awesome post, Chris Tomlin is a great and humble christian artist. His song How great is our God is my favorite. God bless you! :)

Richard Macalos said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for your post. Love it really. Awesome!!!! Excited to win this free giveaway. One of my favorite chris tomlin song is HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD, it simply means that our GOD is greater than all. HE is greater than every problems that we have in life. Above all else nothing can compare His power. HE is GOD. HE is JESUS. Our Healer, A Great Great GOD. HE is higher than any other. KING of all kings. LORD of all lords.

Reiner Monzon said... Best Blogger Tips

Chris Tomlin's God Of This City gave me an expectant heart. Situations maybe out of my will but God has promised that GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME and GREATER THINGS ARE STILL TO BE DONE!

Marc Daniel said... Best Blogger Tips

God is just awesome and great that He gave us the privilege to worship Him. It is our great fulfillment to know in our hearts that in everything that we do He is being glorified, from glory to glory! :)

alvin said... Best Blogger Tips

SING, SING, SING is one of my favorite song by chris tomlin. we will lift high the name of Jesus by being a servant of HIM by trying to mirror his ways live out ephesians 5:1 but imitate God therefore in everything we do,because we are his dear children. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

richard macalos said... Best Blogger Tips

GOD is really really good... so much good in us. He is always the same yesterday, today and forever. He never fails. Amen Church!!! To GOD be the glory. Great things he has done!!

Dane Neese said... Best Blogger Tips

God of this City is my favorite song of Chris Tomlin. His passion to worship the Lord is very inspiring. Greater things are yet to come!

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