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By suzan missing pic
God's Love Is NOT "Reckless"...
I will probably buy the album, but delete the offensive song. Hebrews 2:2 and John 3:16-17 say enough to disprove the 'reckless' lyric. When this song is sung at church, I sing about God's Precious Love instead...
THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES!
I am new to Michaels music! I just want to say how inspired I am by him and his love for dad! I once saw him in an interview and he said... that he wanted to never be offended! I was so touched by this, because I could tell that he was very real and genuine!
I have listened to some of his new album and God has really been speaking to me through it! I currently have been facing some difficult times and “surrounded,” has been my battle song for peace and praising God during this not so fun time!
“The word says for the spirit of heaviness put on the garment of praise!! THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES!!!”
Thank you Mr. Smith for your continues praise and honor to our Lord and Savior!!
Exceeded expectations, perhaps his best live album
I went into this album with low expectations. I thought surely this would be mediocre at best, but I have to say that I was wrong. This is a really good album. Perhaps the best of his live recordings. The two best moments on it in my opinion are "Light to You" and "King of My Heart." He even does well with the current "it" song -"Reckless Love" (although the diction and live audio make it sound like he says "Breakfast Love" - once you hear it you can't unhear it). I usually like Smitty's studio stuff better, but compared to the simultaneously released "A Million Lights", this one edges that one out by a mile. My only critique is that his original praise songs on this album tend to be two liners: a verse and a bridge repeated way too much. But even with that, there are some really annointed moments on this record. Give it a try.
I liked Michael's original music. Nowadays he just dilutes the CCM world with his version of other people's original songs.
Great Album from Michael!
What A Blessing
By Squirrel T
I enjoyed this album and it is a blessing...in a world when there is so much negativity it's refreshing. I love that Michael keeps pushing, growing and praising God! So to the nay-sayers, try finding something positive and not finding fault...
Another repetitive album - what happened to this genre?!
I love MWS and follow him since the early 90s, but man, why EVERY worship song today has to be SO REPETITIVE? It’s the same thing being repeated dozens of times... what happened to creativity? It’s hard to stand that, and it’s sad to see this kind of material infesting many churches too. I feel that songs like that try to dumb me down.
There are some great songs in this album though... Reckless Love is a great example. This prevented me from giving this album 1 star.
Other songs are so repetitive that they ruin the worship experience. “Surrounded” lyrics can be written as “this is how I(we) fight...” x 39 and “it may look that...” x 12. That’s it. Really?
Two albums from MWS in one year? What a blessing. Love when he does a praise and worship album.
Powerful and Indescribable
Such a atmosphere of worship to Jesus and a reminder of His relentless love. There is no higher calling than to bow before our Creator and sing Praise to His Name. Great are you Lord! You are worthy of our praise! Miracles happen when we believe and cry out in the name of Jesus. This is what we will do for all eternity. Thank you Michael W. Smith for inviting us to worship with you, surrounded by the power of of the Holy Spirit, worshipping before the Throne of our King.