CCM Contributing Editor and reviewer, Matt Conner, shares his Top 10 reviews of 2015—with Jon Foreman's collection of "The Wonderlands" EPs topping the list!
The secrets to NATALIE GRANT's successes, and how a simple shift in perspective led to authentic freedom. In what is fast becoming a CCM Magazine tradition, one of our very favorite singer-songwriter’s and author’s, ANDREW GREER, invites us to sit in on his Christmastime conversations with fellow artists and friends (featuring MERCYME, LAURA STORY & POINT OF GRACE). REND COLLECTIVE is completing a very productive 2015—but for a band that’s enjoyed their most successful year to date, are they beginning to lose their focus?
Front man Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. discusses the band’s latest album, their ongoing struggle to prove their faith in the face of controversy, and reveals the true cost of life on the road. Affirmed pastor, author MAX LUCADO expounds on the illustrations of Joshua and asks, “Why do we deny ourselves our inheritance, our glory?” Releasing his second album featuring vertical enhancements to seasonal classics, renown worship leader PAUL BALOCHE continues to challenge us to make Christmas a season of worship. FREE resources for worship leaders inside!
"Campfire Christmas (Vol. 1)" by Rend Collective releases Oct. 23, 2015 (Sparrow). Reviewed in the Nov. 15, 2015 edition, CCM Magazine.
For LAUREN DAIGLE, it’s been quite a journey for the now three-time Dove Award-winning songstress. How did surrender play a part in such a successful and whirlwind rookie season? As the tussle of deadline and disorder fuels the fire, front man Michael Sweet explains why STRYPER is far from delivering their final blows. Will we ever be good enough to be welcome in God’s presence? How did the Israelites conquer Jericho? Why are believers continually divided? GATEWAY WORSHIP on tearing down our walls. PLUS—2015 Christmas Gift Guide!