On Oct. 29 multi-platinum Christian artist Chris Tomlin released his first live DVD project. The two-disc Burning Lights Deluxe Tour Edition, includes a previously released studio album plus a DVD of his show performed at the famed Red Rocks, the open-air amphitheater, just 10 miles west of Denver, Colorado
The chart-topping Burning Lights features collaborations with Lecrae, Christy Nockels, Kari Jobe, and Phil Wickham. Despite working with artists with such unique styles of their own, Chris Tomlin is able to maintain cohesion throughout and stay true to his style of worship. This album does not disappoint, in fact it surprises with "Lay Me Down", "God's Great Dance Floor", and "Awake My Soul".
If you liked the album, you will love the DVD. Set in the breathtaking Red Rocks, the concert opens up with "God's Great Dance Floor," a celebratory song that compels the audience to participate in dance-infused worship. During "Awake My Soul," Lecrae’s image is projected on a large screen as he reads the dry bones passage found in Ezekiel Chapter 37. Although Lecrae is not actually there in person, the reading effectively engages the crowd, reminding all of the miracle working power of our God.
Along with Chris Tomlins’ recently released songs, the dynamic worship leader performs an update on the traditional hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" as well as his notable hits “How Great Is Our God” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains Our Gone)”. There are many highlights. “Indescribable” is poignantly performed under the stars, in the midst of the crowd, rather than on stage. During “White Flag,”
the audience waves white flags in the air reminding us that this is not just a performance by a contemporary Christian artist, but a coming together of believers to worship their creator. There is also an appearance from Kari Jobe who sings “Revelation Song” as the sea of concertgoers stretch out their hands in praise to God.
This isn’t just a concert. About halfway through Chris Tomlin's pastor, Passion City Church and conference founder, Louie Giglio gives a brief sermon based around the song "God's Great Dance Floor," and a creative retelling of the story of the prodigal son returning home. Each time I hear that story, there is always something new I learn and this telling was no different.
The only thing that would make this CD/DVD better would be a CD version of the concert. Nevertheless, this is a must-have for Chris Tomlin’s fans, especially those, like me, who have yet to experience him live in concert.
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Kimberly Amici is an enthusiastic and dedicated founding member of the Circles of Faith team. She is known for her creativity, strong faith, and commitment to living life with purpose and passion. Kimberly is a writer and community builder whose desire is for hearts to be healed, minds to be renewed and women to be connected in fellowship just as God intended.
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