Above the Golden State's sophomore release, The Golden Rule, is a collection of songs by the pop-rock band that explores the fundamental truths of Christianity.
"The Golden Rule, to love God and your neighbor as yourself, is a commandment we've all been given," frontman Michael Watson says."Through these songs, we want to encourage the church to return to that fundamental truth. We are constantly pursuing God upward, serving God within our community and going into the world to share His message."
The title track and its catchy melody remind listeners of the Golden Rule: "Love your Savior and your neighbor like yourself." Many will be encouraged with "I Am Loved," which declares that even when it doesn't seem like it, God is "right there wherever you go." This album also addresses the hard realities of life. "Tragedy" reminds us that in the midst of loss and heartache we can find our strength and hope in Jesus.
Although this CD has a short song list, the music and truth-packed lyrics are better than some albums twice as long. Listeners will refocus again on what Christianity is truly about, and they will be encouraged to share their faith and love with those around them.