October 26, 2018

Chris Tomlin "Holy Roar" CD Review + GIVEAWAY

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Chris Tomlin has always been a strong influence in the Christian music industry and for good reason, too. His songs are always full of powerful lyrics, glorying our Lord and Savior. I've always been a fan of his music, and today we are celebrating the release of his new CD, Holy Roar!

HOLY ROAR is the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship.
Chris Tomlin




MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. 

The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others. This spring, Chris marked another career milestone by launching his own imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.


Be sure to also check out the companion book Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship





Being such a fan of Chris Tomlin's music, it's hard to pick and choose which of his songs are my favorite. Now with Holy Roar on the scene, it going to be more difficult, so why not just love them all!? Am I right? To be quite honest, this has to be one of my favorite albums from the artist, thus far. Every track on this CD is about giving God all of our praise and glory. If you are looking for a new worship album, then this is definitely one to add to your wishlist.


Tracks Available on Holy Roar Include:
  1. Holy Roar
  2. Nobody Loves Me Like You
  3. Resurrection Power
  4. Goodness, Love And Mercy
  5. Satisfied
  6. Impact
  7. Praise Him Forever
  8. Is He Worthy?
  9. Forever Young
  10. I Stand In Awe [feat. Nicole Serrano]
  11. Praise Is The Highway
  12. How Sweet It Is [feat. Pat Barrett]



I personally like how Holy Roar offers a nice mix of slow ballads and what I like to call upbeat "get on your feet, dance, and lift those hands to the sky in praise" tracks. The first track on the CD, Holy Roar, is appropriately named after the album's title, and really helps to get the entire collection of songs off to a strong start. This is just one of my favorite tracks on the album and the ultimate praise song. The powerful chorus by Chris Tomlin is also backed up with a choir of voices:

A Holy roar,
Reaching for Heaven
Our praise poured out
With reckless abandon
Our worship God
Is wholly yours


Resurrection Power was a surprise track for us, because it's one that we had already been listening to for a good portion of this past year. I love this song, because it reminds me that God has given us freedom from our past inequities and that his grace is sufficient.

Goodness, Love and Mercy is a beautiful song that has lyrics inspired by Psalm 23. Based off of such a powerful passage in the Bible, this song is very special to me. I've also been teaching my son the meaning behind Psalm 23, so this has been a nice track to have playing in our home.


 


Satisfied is definitely another one of my favorite tracks on this CD. It's fun, upbeat, and the lyrics offer a fantastic message about God's many blessings. Counting each of them, one by one, how can we ever ask for more when He gives us all we need?

Praise Him Forever is another powerful, upbeat song. With a fast tempo and lyrics such as, "Let all the Earth proclaim. Great is the Lord our God. Praise Him forever," all I want to do is get up and dance for the Lord whenever I listen to this.

I Stand in Awe features Nicole Serrano. Both artists partnered up to bring life to this beautiful song:

When I consider what you have done,
I see Your suffering, I see Your scars
Oh, the wonder, Oh the love
My Lord, My God,
All glory, all honor


This is just a peek at some of the awesome praise filled tunes that you'll hear on the new Holy Roar CD. There are so many more fantastic tracks on this, and I could go on and on about how great they are, but if I keep you here, you might not have time to go and grab a copy of your own. Powerful lyrics calling out to God, worshiping him, giving Him all the praise and glory–this is what Holy Roar is all about! The album's official release date is today, and it's available for sale at most major music retailers.




You can also try to win your own copy right here on Our Everyday Harvest. One winner will receive Chris Tomlin's Holy Roar CD. To enter, please follow the giveaway prompts, below. There is only one easy entry requirement, but I've included extra options to help increase your chances of winning. Thank you for entering!


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and 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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.






19 comments:

Brenda Loves Sharing said...

We have the Jesus Today devotional for young kids and enjoyed it. Sounds like these Christmas books would be good too. I like that they start from creation and show God's plan for Jesus all along.

Nancy Bowers said...

I would like to win because I am looking for some new worship music

Connie Tillman said...

I love Chris Tomlin! Thank you for the chance

Tracie Cooper said...

I love I Am In Awe! Such a powerful song!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

I Am in Awe is such a beautiful song! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

You're very welcome, Connie! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Nancy, This is a great choice for worship music! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Brenda, That was one of my favorite aspects of the picture book. I really like how it gives children a little bit of background on Bible history and the upcoming arrival of Jesus.

Tracie Cooper said...

Yes it is!

Dana Matthews said...

Not surprising that this is good! Chris Tomlin has been blessing me for a while now!

Dana Matthews said...

What wonderful gift ideas! I would be happy to share these with family and friends!

evamack said...

Enjoy worship music while you clean the house.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Same here, Eva! Good praise music is a must when tackling the cleaning! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

That's wonderful to hear! He definitely has some powerful worship songs. It sounds like you'd probably enjoy his newest album.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Dana, Each book would make a wonderful gift!

lfhpueblo said...

I like when he signs "Here I Am To Worship."

lfhpueblo said...

Pinterest is messing up for me tonight, lots of my boards are missing. I'm not sure I got the right location copied either because it kept bringing me back to this page when I tried copying the link to posting it in one of my categories on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/223209725266864967/

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Lauralee, I know it can sometimes act a little wonky. I just checked your link and everything looks good! Thank you for sharing!! :-)

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Such a good song!!