Songs for the Book of Luke

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lukeThe Gospel Coalition
thegospelcoalition.org/lukealbum

Backgroud:
Commissioned by the Gospel Coalition with musical direction by Sojourn Music’s Mike Cosper, Book of Luke is a collection of songs inspired by the Gospel of Luke. After making a call to songwriters around the world, with over 200 submissions, 13 songs were chosen and then produced by Cosper and his team. The goal of the album was to commission local songwriters to write Scripture songs; it was at once a teaching tool and a curating tool that recognizes the creativity of communities all across the country and calls songwriters, worship leaders, and Christian artists to cling closely to the Word of God.

Sounds Like
Book of Luke is a beautiful variety of sounds and instruments with its strongest stylistic vein coming from the roots-rock genre. Steel guitar, Rhodes piano, simple snare beats, wandering guitar lines, and more are all on hand at various times. Complementing the musical approach, many of the songwriters use a metrical pattern that mimics 18th century songs and hymns, so the tunes are immediately familiar to our hearts. If you are already acquainted with Sojourn Music you won’t be too surprised here with the excellence of musicianship and song treatment. “Not in Me” is a definite standout track and ready for you to bring into your service of worship. Solid biblical faithfulness creates solid sung theology. You can feel confident you are leading a Scripture-infused-song with lines like these:

My righteousness is Jesus’ life, my debt was paid by Jesus’ death, my weary load was borne by him, and he alone can give me rest.

More:
The mission of giving the Church biblical songs for use in local churches is brought to full fruition on The Gospel Coalition’s website where chord charts, lead sheets, and even video tutorials are available for every song. 

Jeremy Armstrong
4 Stars

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