The Loving Kind
by AnnMarie McLean Cindy Morgans latest album is an
experimental journey. The Loving Kind transports us from present-day America back to
Jerusalem, circa 30 A.D., where were thrown into perhaps the most intense seven days
of all history?the week before Christs death.
Cindy has drafted thirteen
intensely personal and artistic songs that unfold the dramatic events in the last week of
Jesus life. She lends added dimension to the story by becoming the voice of several
different key people: on the title cut, shes Peter; on "Take My Life,"
Mary Magdalene; on "Devil Man," Judas Iscariot.
The album is an artistic triumph for Morgan?showing depth, maturity, and ingenuity in
both her lyrics and music. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is helping listeners peel
away any layers of religiosity obscuring the humanity of Jesus Christ. Through songs like
"Can You Hear Me," The Last Supper" (a duet with Wes King), and
"Higher," we experience the emotions Jesus must have felt?his agony at
Gethsemane, the grief of saying good-bye to his closest friends, and his yearning to
return to his Father.
To make the most of this album, I suggest sitting down with Bible in hand and reading
the Scripture references that accompany each song as you listen to the CD. Not only will
it bring to life the most profound week in history, it will lead you to re-encounter the
only Savior who gave His life for you.
Reprinted by permission, Virtue