Since my children have become old enough to understand the words in and meanings of songs, my husband and I have become very particular about what music we listen to. Often, we listen to a popular Christian radio station, and we have really enjoyed Kari Jobe’s music. Her new CD, The Garden, is no different!
I was very excited to get to review her CD, The Garden, which came out February 3rd. (Keep reading, because you will have a chance to win your very own copy!)
What I like about the album is Kari Jobe’s songs are rooted in Christ, and truth. Of course her vocals are always great to listen to, but the words she shares with us are incredible as well. My favorite songs from The Garden are I Will Sing, and I Come Alive.
My 6 year old especially enjoys the album; we usually listen to it in the mornings as I get breakfast ready, and during our morning basket routine.
After her last album, Majestic, which featured the radio hit “I Am Not Alone,” Kari Jobe has returned to the studio, releasing an album full of brand new worship anthems for the church and for personal enjoyment. Finding inspiration from life, Kari leans into the firm foundation of Christ through it all, which is evident in her music.
Her unanaswered questions began to grow into songs. As Jobe declared God’s goodness over her own circumstances, He began to transform her heart. “These raw things were coming out of my mouth, so I just started writing,” she shares. “I Will Sing,” written while she was still pregnant, became the first song she penned for this album. Jobe spent the next several months pouring out her emotions one track at a time, collaborating with friends, and eventually recording half of the album in Redding, California, and the other half in Nashville.
While songs like “Fall Afresh,” “Heal Our Land” and “Closer to Your Heart” reveal congregational anthems like many of the offerings that have defined Jobe’s career, most of The Garden’s 14 tracks speak to hope in the midst of loss, peace in the midst of uncertainty and God’s presence in the midst of pain.
In the time leading up to The Garden, Jobe has experienced both indescribable joy and unimaginable pain. Life and death, side by side. Yet, through it all, she’s found God to be inextricably faithful because she’s learned to trust the Gardner and the beautiful, unseen ways He tends to our hearts.
Kari says, “Everyone who’s seen something grow out of the dust realizes God was up to something in the midst of pain and questions. He never promised that it would be easy or that it would be pain-free, but that He would never leave us or forsake us,” Jobe offers, adding, “I’m more aware of His presence than I think I’ve ever been. God has surrounded us with things that will be life-giving if we take a moment to realize it. God’s always at work in our lives. He truly does go before us and prepares the way for the journey ahead.”
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