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Persuaded

Gritty, honest and spiritually relevant, Persuaded is an exceptional musical companion for the modern day pilgrim.
Persuaded [CD]
$14.99
20098
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Persuaded [CD]
$14.99
20098
SHIP
collections/dg/312

Recorded in Detroit with outstanding personnel and production, Persuaded features a gripping, hard-hitting Motor City sound. It's straightforward rock-and-roll spiced with percussive piano, harmonica, Hammond organ and other hints of funk, gospel and rhythm and blues. Balancing down-to-earth realities with hope-filled spiritual insights, these 12 new songs speak to all who've been persuaded to follow Jesus.

From the first song to the final track, the album is a fascinating musical portrait of conversion. Though it springs in part from Timothy's personal experience, the story isn't autobiographical. It speaks of the ongoing surrender we're all called to, young and not so young.

Echoing St. Paul's reassurance in Romans, the intense title track reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Other highlights include "God Never Changes" and "In My Heart and in My Tears," the album's obvious center of gravity. Appropriately, the album closes with "Blessed Assurance" Timothy's new contemporary setting of the classic hymn text by Fanny Crosby, bringing the conversion story full circle, to a place of complete trust in God.

Long respected in contemporary Catholic music circles for his distinctive psalm settings, Timothy has outdone himself with this collection. The songwriting is outstanding, giving listeners something to chew on. The musicianship is dazzling, especially Timothy's keyboard wizardry. Gritty, honest and spiritually relevant, Persuaded is an exceptional musical companion for us modern day pilgrims.