Chris Tomlin's 'Love Ran Red' Gives Listeners Both Fast & Slow Tempo Worship Songs That Reach the Heart [ALBUM REVIEW]
Chris Tomlin did it again and provided his fans with pure worship birthed from the heart of scripture. Love Ran Red will release October 27 and BREATHEcast wanted to provide a review on what to expect.
Hillsong Conference 2014 Day 1 Recap: Pastor Brian Houston Encourages Church to be 'Lean Mean Kingdom Machines' [PICTURES]
Last night marked the beginning of the Hillsong Conference NYC 2014, and BREATHEcast was there to cover the event along with tonight and Saturday.
Sanctus Real's 'The Dream' Uplifts & Encourages Believers Losing Their Faith; Mixes 80s Synth Rock with Modern Worship [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sanctus Real's newest album The Dream was released on October 14, and BC had the opportunity to review the band's newest hit record.
TobyMac 'Eye'M All Mixed Up' Review: Remix Album Delivers by Giving 'Eye On It' Tracks New Life [ALBUM REVIEW]
Christian music pioneer TobyMac has reinvented himself yet again with his upcoming Eye On It remix album, Eye'M All Mixed Up, which will be released November 4. BREATHEcast received an advance copy to review and it does not disappoint.
'Left Behind' Remake Receives Bad Reviews From Christians & Non-Believers Alike; Claiming 'It's a Soulless Christian Movie' [VIDEO]
The remake of 'Left Behind' hit theaters today and the film already has a bad reputation. Countless media sources including both Christian and secular publications completely bomb on the film, its acting, and cinematography.
'Believe Me' Movie Set to Ruffle Some Feathers While Bringing Home a Message That is 'Honest' About the 'Power of Platforms' [MOVIE REVIEW]
The controversial film 'Believe Me', about four college friends who prey on church people by starting a fake charity, is out now and BreatheCast has reviewed the film for our readers.
Lauren Daigle's debut release How Can It Be on Centricity Music will serve as a breath of fresh air for music lovers with its raw emotion, honest lyrics, and Daigle's infectious voice. BreatheCast reviewed the 9-song album that is now available and found that listeners who are on the fence about Christian music will be wanting more from this soulful songstress.
Popular Christian artist Mandisa is gearing up to release her much-anticipated Get Up: The Remixes dance album. BreatheCast reviewed the record and fans can expect to be on their feet all the way through.
Lacey Sturm's 'The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living' Reveals How a Suicidal Atheist Transformed into a Rock Princess with a Purpose (REVIEW)
Lacey Sturm's compelling book 'The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living' takes readers into an incredible foray of a young adolescent's battle with drug abuse, confusion, depression, thoughts of suicide, and ultimately redemption in the form of a new life.
Lecrae's 'Anomaly' Weaves Through Personal, Emotional, and Physical Struggles as God's Love for His 'Outsiders' Remains (REVIEW)
Today marks the release date of the highly anticipated Anomaly by Christian rap sensation Lecrae, and BreatheCast reviewed the album track by track. Lecrae's seventh album might be his best yet, as he opens up more about his personal life in the songs.
'Hanging By A Moment' with Lifehouse's 'No Name Face'; Album Explores the Broken Mind of an Always Searching Believer - Throwback Thursday
Today's BreatheCast Throwback Thursday is Lifehouse's first album, No Name Face, which spawned smash single "Hanging By A Moment" and the popular church used song "Everything."
Lily Isaacs' 'You Don't Cry Out Loud' Autobiography Gives a Glimpse of Survival, Hope, & Finding Jesus (REVIEW)
'You Don't Cry Out Loud' is the story of renowned artist Lily Isaacs', recording career, battle with cancer, and her journey as a Jewish raised girl from the Bronx with Holocaust survivor parents to an award winning Christian singer.
Audio Adrenaline's 'Underdog' Rocks Band into 2000s; Classic Album Helps Christians Press On When 'Broken Down' (Throwback Thursday)
Today's BreatheCast Throwback Thursday takes us back to 1999 with Audio Adrenaline's Underdog album. Audio A has always been a hot commodity in the Christian music market, but Underdog brought the band over-the-top, and at a perfect time when music was ripe for the picking. DC Talk was coming to a close and the Newsboys were heading more toward the worship route, so Underdog laid the foundation of a strong early to mid-2000's for the band.
Christian Rapper NF Impresses with Debut EP; Michigan Born Emcee Brings Raw, Authentic, and Passionate Hip-Hop with a Message (REVIEW)
There is a new Jesus believing rapper on the block by the name of NF, and quite frankly he "spits bars" with passion, precision, and perfect delivery.
Relient K's 'Mmhmm' Still Exudes Passion and Honesty 10 Years Later; Anniversary Tour Begins This Fall (Throwback Thursday)
In honor of Relient K's recently announced 10 year anniversary tour of their smash hit album Mmhmm, this week's Throwback Thursday is going to take a look at the album that put the band on the map for good.
TobyMac's 'Momentum' Helped Christian Music Fans Grieve Loss of DC Talk with Forward Moving Legendary Debut – Throwback Thursday
The year is 2001, and rap-rock/nu-metal is still ruling the air waves. For the Christian music fan, the year signals the time of mourning as its shining star DC Talk went on an indefinite hiatus. The team of Toby, Mike, and Kevin were no more a trio, and it was time for T-Mac to step up.
Rumors spreading about the release of the popular simulation game, The Sims 4, suggest that EA's flagship product might hit the market anywhere from September to November 2014. Electronic Arts announced the game development last year, which gives speculations that more details will be unveiled in E3 on June.
Michael W. Smith's 'Sovereign' Bridges the Gap with Next-Gen Worship Leaders While Sticking to Contemporary Roots (ALBUM REVIEW)
CCM icon Michael W. Smith has just released his first studio worship album since 2008 on May 13. Sovereign is a new creative endeavor for the three time Grammy winner whose previous worship projects have sold over 3.5 million.
Crowder's 'Neon Steeple' Aims to Make Listeners Whole in Christ Using Old Church Songs with New School Sounds (REVIEW)
After much anticipation, David Crowder will finally release solo album, Neon Steeple, under his new moniker "Crowder" this May.
Relient K's 'Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do' Remains Timeless Inspirational Pop/Punk with a Message - BreatheCast Throw Back Thursday
Today's BreatheCast Throwback Thursday is Relient K's fan classic, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do. Released in 2003, this album solidified the band's sound, popularity and fan base. Lead singer Matt Thiessen's songwriting found a quirky balance of sarcasm, tongue-in-cheek word play, pop culture references, humor and real heart all, with catchy pop punk tunes.
P.O.D.'s 'Satellite' Holds Up Over 10 years Later; 'Alive' and 'Youth of a Nation' Continue to Inspire - BreatheCast Throwback Thursday
In today's BreatheCast Throwback Thursday, lets take a trip back to 2001's classic rock album, Satellite by P.O.D.
MercyMe's 'Welcome to the New' Album Review: Band Ditches Legalistic Christianity for God's 'Free' Gift of Grace
GRAMMY nominated Christian contemporary band MercyMe, release their eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, on Tuesday April 8 and their new album surely reveals the new era the band has entered of ditching their traditional life in legalism and embracing the joy and grace of Jesus Christ.
'Noah' Movie Review: Bible Epic Wows Audiences with Visual Effects but Misses the Mark on Biblical Story-telling (Scriptural Comparison)
BreatheCast was able to catch a pre-screening of the "Noah" movie in New York City on Wednesday and the theater was filled with press ready to rip the film to shreds. In this review of the $125 million Darren Aronofsky film, readers will get a step-by-step overview of the movie and a comparison to Bible scriptures that support or differ from the script.
Popular worship leader Kari Jobe's third album, Majestic hit stores March 25 on Capitol CMG and it truly reveals her lifelong passion for worship. The album includes thirteen new songs that reflect a consistent desire for more of the presence of God.
'Son of God' Movie Review: Jesus Film Provides a Quick Look Through the Life of the Teacher, Before Hitting Hard with the Message of Salvation Through His Resurrection
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's Son of God's brings a simple, viewer friendly portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ.
Switchfoot's 'The Beautiful Letdown' Helped Catapult the Band's Message to the Mainstream World (BreatheCast Throw Back Thursday)
Here is a look back to an album that changed this Christian Rock band's life forever. This throw back Thursday features Switchfoot's major label debut album, The Beautiful Letdown.
BreatheCast Throwback Thursday: DC Talk's 'Jesus Freak' Changes Christian Music Forever with Most 'Overtly Christian Act' of All Time (VIDEO)
Today BreatheCast is taking a look back at one of the greatest and most important Christian albums and groups of all time, DC Talk's Jesus Freak.
Casting Crowns returns with their latest album Thrive with singer/songwriter Mark Hall at the center, and they are bringing back their staple Contemporary Christian rock sound with their eighth major studio album. The album includes twelve new songs that connect to Hall's new devotional book of the same title.
Christian rock music had a great year in 2013, and with a bunch of new albums on the way this year, let's take a look back at the top 7 ROCK ALBUMS of 2013. This list was compiled by sorting through comments, other top lists, and the overall popularity of the bands. The names appear in no particular order, but these albums all helped shed some light into the darkness with grinding guitars, turned up distortion, and God-inspired hooks.
"North Point Christmas: Let there Be Light" is the team's second foray into Christmas music with their debut being "North Point Christmas," released three years ago. This time round the 11 freshly cut songs finds 11 of their leaders each taking the lead on one song each.
With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, one is again reminded of the horrors of the racist apartheid laws. Growing up in Cape Town in South Africa as the youngest of 12 children, Butler and his family have had firsthand experiences what many of us only read about in history textbooks.
You can't keep Larry Stewart, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, Greg Jennings and John Dittrich from being restless for long. Though there were periods of hiatuses, detours and breakups, after 30 years, Restless Heart is still together and going strong.
Pittman has a voice that gives you goose bumps. You really can’t listen to Megan Pittman’s “Parable” in the hustle and bustle of picking up your child from baseball practice and a grocery stop at Walmart. This is also not an album you can blast off the speakers at a party either.
Josh Wilson has taken the middle of the road approach with a well balanced portfolio of songs (4 originals, 4 traditional carols and 2 instrumentals)
Various Artists “The Sound of Music (Music from the NBC Television Event)” Soundtrack Review (Video)
One gets twitchingly nervous when it comes to re-making epic classics such as the soundtrack of “The Sound of Music.” Is such an endeavor sacrilegious? Can a historical monument like the soundtrack to the film “The Sound of Music” be improved?
Time flies! It has been six months since we have compiled our last Favorite Top 15 Worship Songs. From July until December this year, we have received and have reviewed hundreds of worship albums.
Nevertheless, when it comes to song interpretation Wedekind is without peer. A song when placed in her care, regardless of its familiarity or lack thereof, can bloom and blossom with a new life of its own.
Grace is not just a word we say when we want to speak to our non-Christian friend when we are sharing about the Gospel. Rather, grace is the essence of our existence; it’s the bedrock that makes our relationship with God and each other a joy and not a chore; and it’s the impetus of our carpe diem.
Christmas albums are dangerous affairs. Artists of some enduring success are expected to record a festive album somewhere down their career path.
Nevertheless, with a folkier/countrier approach,this CD definitely stands out in the sea of over-produced Christmas records. They are indeed to be congratulated for trying to something different.
You can easily spot a novice: he is usually the one who allows the song to interpret him. Instead of finding his own voice and exegeting meaning out of a song, he is finding ways to make himself sound like someone else or trying to format a song into a preconceived sound.
Artists looking for longevity in the music industry would do well to take a lesson from Phillips, Craig and Dean (PCD).
With the passing of Whiney Houston and with Mariah Carey retreating into her falsetto whispers, the number of powerhouse ladies with caterwauling melissma are fast becoming a rare bred.
“Christian Card” is by no means one of those conveyor belt efforts. Unlike many manufactured Christmas albums, here you won’t find a haphazardly thrown together assembly of obligatory carols merely stamped by Sapp’s signature vocal ilk.
Point of Grace’s previous Christmas albums, this gets you the best of both worlds: their more polished sound as well as their more country resurging makeover. And this is not to forget their harmonies; they are so gorgeous that they are worth the price of another visit to Cracker Barrel.