Thursday, February 22, 2018

The 2018 Passion Conference Music CD Releases 2/23/18 #PassionWholeHeart  A #FlyBy Review

Whole Heart Album Cover
Whole Heart - Live Praise and Worship Music From the Passion 2018 Atlanta Conference
  • Eleven Tracks of Live Praise and Worship Music Including the Title Track, Whole Heart
  • Album Includes Passion Artists Crowder, Matt Redman, Sean Curran, Kristian Stanfill, and Melodie Malone
  • Recordings From the Sold Out Atlanta Passion Conference . January 2018
  • Purchase Digital Downloads From iTunes, Google Store, or Amazon
  • Hard Copy CDs are Also Available (Single Disc, SixSteps Records) 
  • Learn More About the Passion Movement by Visiting passionmusic.com
  • Find Passion Music on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
One of the things I like about contemporary praise and worship music is that it allows me to reflect quietly or to join with a multitude of voices in prayer.  Although my time alone in personal reflection and prayer is an important part of every day, it can be really heart stirring to share my love of The Lord with others as well.  Whether it is with a handful of friends, a few hundred faithful, or even in a large arena with thousands, music can connect us.

Have you ever been to a big conference?  It's quite something!  One of the biggest non denominational gatherings you could be a part of is a Passion Conference. 

The Passion Movement began in the late 1990's as a grassroots effort headed by Louie and Shelley Giglio.  It sure has grown since then!  This January over 32,000 people brought in the New Year at a sold out arena in Georgia.  They sang and they prayed in unison while led by some of the world's favorite Christian musicians and worship leaders.  It is difficult not to be moved by such an experience. Unfortunately life goes on after the gatherings end and it's not easy trying to bring Jesus in the world where people cut us off in traffic, bills pile up, and our social media is full of bickering.  

When I start to feel the stress building up I try to stop, make a cup of tea, and get right with Him again.  Sometimes I will play music that brings my heart back to a place of gratitude and praise.  This week I have been listening to tracks from the Whole Heart CD which was recorded at the above mentioned conference. 

Personally, I have been struggling with respiratory issues since late November.  I will be honest, some days it feels so overwhelming.  It is probably not a surprise that my go to song at the moment is Great Are you Lord.  It's just lovely, and I find it so easy to meditate on the lyrics; especially this part which is repeated throughout the piece.
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It's Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only
What a comfort!  Such a simple and calming thought, isn't it?

There are ten more tracks and they are all live versions recorded right at the conference. You can download your favorites or buy the whole CD.  You can listen to small samples on iTunes before you buy, or check out some of the videos posted on Passion Vevo channel on YouTube.  Here is the title track, Whole Heart:



This is the full list of the included songs in order:

  1. Whole Heart
  2. Almighty God
  3. God, You're So Good
  4. Reckless Love
  5. Heaven
  6. More Like Jesus
  7. Hallelujah, Our God Reigns
  8. Ghost
  9. Ever Almighty
  10. Great Are You Lord
  11. All My Hope

Visit the website (linked above in the bullet points) for more information about Passion Music, and also find resources like chords and lyrics, booking information, and links to past conference material. Also, if you visit before next weekend, you can RSVP for an online seat to the CD launch party which will steam live on March 4th at 5PM.  There will be a lot of great performances to enjoy.  It should be great, and I hope some of you will tune in.

Than you to FlyBy Promotions for the opportunity to listen to this CD in advance of its release and to share this information with my readers.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for this opportunity.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.