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Music CDs

Sometimes you just need to relax and listen to music that isn't part of the daily curriculum or a program for self-improvement. Music is the most spiritual art form, and as such has the ability to heal us in ways we don't even know we need to be healed. That means, however, not just any music will do—we need music that is truly beautiful, truly reflective of God's goodness and truth, truly musical.

Too much of the modern songbook is cluttered with offerings that are lyrically unwholesome or just plain ugly sounding. The stuff on the radio is mostly missing arguably the central element of a good composition: melody. It's got rhythm, but cohesive phrasing is absent and even lead singers seem only capable of producing harmony.

We're not just here to dog on modern popular music, though, and we're certainly not saying all modern music is bad (far from it). We are saying that plenty of it isn't the kind of stuff Christians ought to be listening to, and that we've worked hard to offer CDs by artists who observe a different standard than the Grammy Awards or the Billboard Top Twenty.

Rich Mullins is the most familiar artist we carry, beloved by Christian listeners for three decades for his Christ-centered folk rock. Other Christian artists we enjoy are Jamie Soles and Judy Rogers, also folk-based musicians who write explicitly biblical lyrics for both children and adults, accompanied by ultra-catchy (but not overly obnoxious) folk-based tunes.

Among our favorite Christian artists are Sons of Korah. Their band name is a reference to the authors of many of the Psalms, and they simply put Psalms to music, word-for-word. Based in Australia, their brand of acoustic rockis heavily influenced both by world folk sounds and the folk rock of the 1970s. We really don't get tired of listening to these guys.

Not all the music we carry is specifically Christian. Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band offer classical-style Renaissance-era compositions, both vocal and instrumental. Vienna Teng plays piano-based folk rock, and while her lyrics sometimes evidence a less than Christian worldview, mostly they are simply poetic and thought-provoking.

We also have some Classical music, the Westminster Shorter Catechism set to charming tunes, and are always looking for more quality CDs to offer. Music is one of God's greatest gifts to us, and it is important enough to Him that He has filled heaven with it; it would be ungrateful and even rebellious of us not to appreciate and enjoy it. We hope these albums will help you do the same.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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America's Favorite Patriotic Songs - CD
for 3rd-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Arkansas Traveller (Pa's Fiddle Recordings)
from Pa's Fiddle Recordings, LLC
for Preschool-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$9.00
Beethoven Lives Upstairs - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Cantiga Live - CD
by Cantiga
from Cantiga
for Adult
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$15.00
Classical Kids Christmas CD
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Daydreams and Lullabies - CD
by Classical Kids
from Classical Kids
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Go to the Ant - Coloring Book
by Vic Lockman, Judy Rogers
from P&R Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Miscellaneous Coloring Books (Location: A01-02D)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Hallelujah Handel - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Happy Land CD (Pa's Fiddle Recordings)
from Pa's Fiddle Recordings, LLC
for Preschool-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$9.00
Heartstrings - CD
by Cantiga
from Cantiga
for Adult
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Ascending
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Fun and Prophets
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Giants & Wanderers
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-Adult
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Good Advice
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Highways to Zion
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Memorials
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Pure Words
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for 7th-Adult
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - River
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Up From Here
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Way My Story Goes
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Weight of Glory
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD - Wells
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Jamie Soles CD: Songs From The 40's, 50's, & 60's
by Jamie Soles
from Jamie Soles
for Preschool-4th grade
in Jamie Soles CDs (Location: C08-11A)
$16.00
Judy Rogers CD - Arise Shine
by Judy Rogers & Becky Morecraft
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
Judy Rogers CD - Go to the Ant
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Judy Rogers CD - Guard Your Heart
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Judy Rogers CD - If You Love Me
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Judy Rogers CD - Never Be Shaken
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Judy Rogers CD - Pilgrim's Praise
by Judy Rogers & Craig Pitman
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$12.00
Judy Rogers CD - Stand Up
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for 6th-9th grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
Judy Rogers CD - Teach Me While My Heart is Tender
by Judy Rogers
from P&R Publishing
for Preschool-5th grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$16.95
Judy Rogers CD - Walkin' Wise
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for 6th-9th grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Judy Rogers CD - Why Can't I See God?
by Judy Rogers
from Judy Rogers
for Preschool-6th grade
in Judy Rogers CDs (Location: ART-CDs)
$14.99
Lágrimas de Sangría (CD)
by Owain Phyfe
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Liturgy, Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band
by Rich Mullins
from Brentwood Music
for Adult
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$13.98
Live the Legend (CD)
by Owain Phyfe & the New World Renaissance Band
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Lute Works (CD)
by Stefano Pando
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Magic Steps (CD)
by Cantiga
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Martha's Dragon (CD)
from Cantiga
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Mozart's Magic Fantasy - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Mozart's Magnificent Voyage - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
Mr. Bach Comes to Call - CD
from Classical Kids
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
Odyssey (CD)
by Owain Phyfe & the New World Renaissance Band
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Old Paths New Feet
by Brother Down
from Bultitude Records
for 9th-Adult
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$10.00
Once Upon a Time (CD)
by Cantiga
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Otter's Pool (CD)
from Cantiga
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Pa's Fiddle (Pa's Fiddle Recordings)
for Preschool-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$9.00
Pa's Fiddle Recordings
from Pa's Fiddle Recordings, LLC
for Preschool-8th grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$24.30
Poets, Bards, and Singers of Song (CD)
by Owain Phyfe
from Nightwatch Recording
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$16.00
Questions With Answers Volume 1 - CD
by Dana Dirksen
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Music CDs (Location: AMU-CDs)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
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