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Five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year Natalie Grant has been through a personal storm and now brings her experience to what she calls her “most personal record to date.” Curb Records releases Hurricane, Grant’s first project in three years, on Oct. 15. read more

Day 7

This Messianic praise and worship album is Barry and Batya Segal’s seventh. Sung in mostly Hebrew, the music is used for both dance and worship. read more

Mercy (Live)

After their studio release of Mercy in April, the live DVD version hits stands this month, showcasing the fourth album for this husband-and-wife duo. read more

We Are Young & Free

Produced by the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, this new album marks an effort to reach the next generation for Christ. read more

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Lord, Have Mercy on Miley Cyrus and Hollywood

Miley Cyrus has gone from Disney Channel kid favorite to raunch queen performing simulated sex with a foam finger wearing a flesh colored costume while Robin Thicke repeatedly sang “Lord have mercy.” Let's pray for mercy for Cyrus. read more

What Are You Worshipping to?

We asked a variety of worship leaders and Christian music artists what albums are currently on their playlist. Check out their picks. read more


A Q&A With Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton, the multitalented worship pioneer, explains how creativity, talent and, yes, a little bit of perfectionism can be a good thing when yielded to the King. Read Charisma's exclusive interview with him. read more

Revealing Jesus

Darlene Zschech
(Integrity Media)

Like a familiar friend, the voice of Darlene Zschech lends itself to a live worship project. 

A pioneer of the modern worship movement through her years with Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, Zschech continues to raise the bar with Revealing Jesus. Produced by four-time Grammy-winner Israel Houghton, the album, recorded last September at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Ala., includes Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe as co-writers and performers.

Revealing Jesus features a variety of tempos and styles to engage listeners, including explosive anthems such as “Best for Me” and “All That We Are,” and more intimate ballads such as “Magnificent” and “Your Presence Is Heaven.”

“In Jesus’ Name” is among the project’s highlights, spotlighting the freedom and healing of Christ through a chorus that proclaims, “I will live, I will not die,” and which confronts sickness and cancer while declaring “the finished work of Christ in this place.” “Victor’s Crown,” a resurrection-centered praise track, builds into a triumphant chorus, much like “Worthy Is the Lamb.” Kari Jobe guests on the soft-rock ballad “Yours Forever.” 

The release also includes a reworking of the hymn “My Jesus I Love Thee” and “Your Name/Cry of the Broken,” which blends the familiar praise song into a new refrain. 

Zschech, with Houghton’s direction, has crafted one of the finest live worship projects in recent memory, which serves as a bridge for those raised on early Hillsong music who want to sing a new song. A companion book and DVD release simultaneously.  read more

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