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I received a copy of Amy Grant's new album, Be Still And Know: Hymns & Faith, from Family Christian Stores for the purpose of generating a review. Italicized lyrics are from Amy Grant's recorded songs. The opinions expressed here are my own.


And bonus!! Family Christian has generously offered to give away a copy of the new CD to one of my readers! Enter below.



If you are a girl raised evangelical in the 80’s, you grew up listening to Amy Grant. Big bangs, large round glasses, braces. Hey, these fashion don’ts happened to all of us, right??




But thanks to Amy, we knew: 

I may not be every mother’s dream for her little girl

And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world.

But that's all right as long as I can have one wish I pray

When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say

        {sing it with me}

She’s got her father’s eyes...




When we received the nod to stand up front and sing special music at church, it was a coin toss flip between "Thy Word" and "El Shaddai."

Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near;
Please be near me to the end.


To this day, I still sing these words from “In a Little While” when I need the reminder:

In a little while, we’ll be with the Father, 

Can’t you see Him smile?


Later in her career, Amy Grant produced my all-time favorite Christmas CDs. I don’t feel like it’s  the holidays until I’ve heard “Heirlooms” at least ten times. 

My precious Jesus is more than an heirloom to me.





And though I’ve never, ever celebrated Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, I always sing right along with “Tennessee Christmas.” Because Amy and I have been celebrating the holidays together for years now.


Well, ladies, she’s back! Just released in April, “Be Still And Know: Hymns & Faith.” In this album, Amy’s voice takes me back to my teenage years in the very best way. I also enjoy the song choices she made for this CD. Fresh, contemporary versions of familiar hymns such as “Power in the Blood,” “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” and “Softly and Tenderly.”




What’s more... Oh, sit down for this one. Bless. This album offers a new recording of “El Shaddai.” Yes. She. Did. Check it out here:



I’d highly recommend this CD. Reunite with a friend from your childhood and mine.


Oh, and if, for the rest of your day, you now have a favorite Amy Grant song going through your mind, you’re welcome.

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I've linked this post up over at Stacey Thureen's blog: Finding Mercy This Mother's Day. Read some other great posts by heading over there.

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