Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bruce Carroll: Walk On (1993)

(As published in Rejoice! ... )

Bruce Carroll
Walk On

Bruce Carroll's latest offering of gentle, acoustic homilies makes it clear why fans of mainstream Christian music like him so much: In addition to coming on gentle and acoustic, he depicts painful, middle-class dilemmas as readily curable by Jesus. Those who find this too neat have a point--Carroll's songs often seem to reflect life as it should be instead of life as it is. But those who draw hope from a song like “Sometimes When We Love,” in which a pregnant and unwed teenage girl decides against an abortion, have a point too, namely, that only when people insist on life as it should be does life as it is get any better.

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