Album Review: The Glorious Unfolding by Steven Curtis Chapman

Rating: 4 out of 4 stars

On September 30, 2013, the popular Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman released a new album entitled The Glorious Unfolding. The album has been really popular among both longtime fans and new listeners alike. The album starts out with the song Glorious Unfolding, a peaceful song about putting everything in God’s hands and trusting His will, which is a common theme throughout the rest of the album.

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Another standout song is the album’s first single, Love Take Me Over. It’s a fun, upbeat song with a catchy tune and chorus. This song is arguably one of the best songs on the album. Next on the track list is the percussion-driven Take Another Step, which is an encouraging song about walking by faith and not by sight. The second half of the album slows down and features more heartfelt songs. Only One and Only You is one of the first songs on the album to feature more piano and violin as opposed to drums and guitar. The album continues with slower, more emotional songs such as Michael And Maria  and Sound of  Your Voice.  Chapman sings from the heart and its obvious that he wrote these as genuine songs inspired by experiences in his life and relationship with Christ.

SEE You in a Little While is by far one of the best songs on The Glorious Unfolding.  It’s one of the more serious songs on the album, and it puts the concept of life and death in perspective. The song discusses how as Christians, we believe that we will all see each other again someday in Heaven, which is usually a comforting thought for someone going through the loss of a loved one. Chapman writes this song from personal experience and belief, because his daughter passed away 5 years ago. It’s amazing to see how Chapman channels all of the despair he has gone through into something positive, and writes songs that have the potential of helping others get through similar situations. The album ends with Feet of Jesus, a hopeful and well-written song about letting go of struggles and burdens and running to Jesus. Some of the best lyrics it contains are, “At the feet of Jesus I will lay my burdens down. In the stillness I can hear my Savior calling out ‘Come to me and lay your burdens down.‘”

Overall, this is a great album. It is one of the best new releases in Contemporary Christian music as of late. Chapman does a great job of mixing fun, upbeat tunes with deep songs that deal with the more serious topics in life. The Glorious Unfolding is a wonderful worship album full of powerful music that can enrich your spiritual life.

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