Sunday, November 29, 2015

#Adore is a New #ChrisTomlin CD Featuring Christmas Songs of Worship

Chris Tomlin - Adore - Christmas Songs of Worship
Adore - Christmas Songs of Worship
  • A Christmas CD With Songs of Worship by Chris Tomlin
  • Guest Vocals by Lauren Daigle, Kristyn Getty, Sons & Daughters, and Leslie Jordan
  • Released October 23, 2015 by SixStepsRecords
  • Single Disc, Eleven Contemporary Christian Music Tracks
  • These are Gentle Contemplative Selections Suitable for the Whole Family
  • Available From iTunes and Most Places Where Christian Music is Sold 
  • Digital Download and Hardcopy CD Options are Available
  • Visit Chris Tomlin's Website for More Information
  • Chris Also Has a Facebook Page and a Twitter Account (@ChrisTomlin)
  • You Can Also Subscribe to His YouTube or Follow on Instagram (ChrisTomlin)
Today is the first day of Advent.  Like many other people, I have spent this post-Thanksgiving weekend decorating my home.Christmas trimmings.  There are trees, lights, books, candies, garlands, statuary, wreaths, Advent Calendars, and Advent Candles.  Everything is warm and cozy for this season of preparation.

Of all the decorations, I have to say that the nativities are my favorites.  I have quite a few - big ones and small ones, some that are just Mary, Joseph, and Jesus, others that convey the entire scene.  Each one of these depictions of the Christ child as he lay in his humble manger bed allow me to pause.  They are a beautiful reminder of the very first Adoration - The first time man was able to behold the Savior truly here and in our presence.

Chris Tomlin has taken his music down a notch for this CD as his songs convey this feeling of awe and reverence.  The songs are slow, acoustic, and gentle.  They are aimed at expressing the sentiments of worship and joy rather than rousing the congregation.

Here is a video of Chris Tomlin performing the title track, Adore.

There are eleven tracks of music on this CD, and several feature other Christian artists:
1. He Shall Reign Forevermore
2. Adore
3. Midnight Clear (Love Song)
4. Noel featuring Lauren Daigle
5. Hymn Of Joy
6. Silent Night featuring Kristyn Getty
7. What Child Is This? featuring Sons & Daughters
8. It's Christmas
9. A King Like This
10. Bethlehem
11. A Christmas Alleluia featuring Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan of All Sons & Daughters 
 I find myself turning to this CD when I'm in a quiet, meditative mood.  It would also be fine to put on during a gathering.  I know that people who share my faith will also hone in a few of the tracks as a perfect choice for an Adoration service, so we will revisit the music all year long.

Follow the bullet point link to iTunes and you can get sample snippets of the songs before you buy - or you can catch some more videos on the Chris Tomlin YouTube channel which is also linked above.

Thank you to FlyBy/Propeller for the opportunity to listen to and review this beautiful Christmas album and to share my thoughts on it.

Joyous Advent and Merry Christmas to you!

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 providing this CD for review. Any 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."