This year we have been blessed with a deluge of top drawer worship albums. In an effort to help worship leaders acquaint wth the swath of releases, we have picked our favorites. We hope these albums will become great resources for worship leaders as they lead their churches in worship. In order for an album to qualify for this list, the record must be released in 2016 and they must be submitted to us for review. Here's our list of favorites with excerpts of our reviews.
"Majesty in a Manger" is one of the most succinct and striking thesis for what Christmas is all about. The titular itself captures judiciously the transcendence of the Christ Child as well as the kenosis act of the king coming as a diaper-wrapped baby.
Six months of the year 2016 have passed, this year we have a slew of worship albums released. Here's our top 10 favorite worship albums released this year tagged with a snippet and a link to our original reviews.
Half a year has passed. During these last six months, we have been blessed by many releases of songs that give expressions to worship. Based on the albums that have been submitted to us, we have chosen 10 of our favorite worship services that could do well in the service of congregational worship. Only songs that were submitted to us, songs that appeal to congregational singing, and songs that were released in 2016 were considered for this tally.
Travis Ryan has been known to champion big-sounding worship anthems with theologically robust lyrics. One listen to Ryan's songs reveals that this former Saddleback Church worship leader is not into worship songs that are frivolous in their contents. Neither is he into songs that ride along the ambiguous fence of a secular love song and a worship shout-out. "
No. 1 hit-songwriter and recording artist, Travis Ryan, globally releases his second full-length recording, Until My Voice Is Gone (Live), as well as the six-song Heartbeat EP, May 13 through Integrity Music.
Worship leader, Zach Loomis, has released his debut solo project, Captivate, on January 15th. The album is being released through Influence Music, which is a division of Loomis's home church, Journey Community, in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 20th Century was the bloodiest epoch of human history: more martyrs die in the last hundred years than the numbers who died over the course of church history combined. Yet, many of these martyrs die in ignominy. Their stories were never told. Their names were lost in the bloody rubbles. Nevertheless, things are about to change.
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is partnering with Integrity Music to release the new compilation album i am n on Feb. 12. The new record features music from All Sons & Daughters, The Brilliance, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche, Travis Ryan, New Life Worship, WorshipMob, NCC Worship, Desperation Band, Rend Collective, Israel and New Breed and newly signed Integrity worship leader, Greg Sykes.
Worship leader, Travis Ryan, releases his five-song EP,You Hold It All, globally through Integrity Music today. Produced by fellow Integrity Music writer Michael Farren and Ryan's brother, Brandon Collins, You Hold It All was recorded live just outside of Nashville at LifePoint Church (Smyrna, TN), where Ryan serves as worship pastor.