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Music Review: Salvation’s Tide is Rising by Passion

Posted by Julie on January 14, 2016 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Life Lessons |

You might win a copy of Passion: Salvation’s Tide is Rising.

How would YOU like the newest album Salvation’s Tide Is Rising (releasing on January 29, 2016) from the Passion Conference and sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG?

Leave a comment on why you would like to receive a copy and my family will pick the answer that moves us the most. We’ll pick a winner Saturday, January 16 by 12PM EST.  You must live in the US or Canada. Make sure you leave a valid email where I can reach you in case you win.

Rooted in the confession of Isaiah 26:8, Passion exists to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. From its start in 1995, the Passion Movement has had a singular mission–calling students from campuses across the nation and around the world to live for what matters most. This yearly conference uses live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory of God. In 1998, Passion decided to document the musical portion of the annual conferences via live worship recordings — raw, in-your-face praise songs with an alternative edge.


About Salvation’s Tide Is Rising:
This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill. It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.

Track List:
1. Salvation’s Tide is Rising – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2. My Victory – Passion featuring Crowder
3. Remember – Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4. God & God Alone – Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5. Simple Pursuit – Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6. I Turn to Christ – Passion featuring Matt Redman
7. Your Grace Amazes Me – Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8. All We Sinners – Passion featuring Crowder
9. Surrender – Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father – Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill

My Review:

This isn’t my first listen to a Passion album and it isn’t my last. There is something, though, that stands out before I even pushed play on Salvation’s Tide is Rising. I think the title is a decree, a proclamation, an encouragement and a hope.

Each song only magnifies the stirring. Starting off with Kristian Stanfill and the title track, I experienced the music. I didn’t just listen. It’s hard to explain but it was as if the words and the music synced to my heart. There is so much that resonates, every song felt like, “Yes! This is where I am. This is where the church is.” Just when I had a favorite, the next song played.

This is a standout album that will be one I will play until I’ve worn it out and my gadgets refuse to play it anymore.

I don’t just highly recommend Passion: Salvation’s Tide is Rising, I am telling you if Jesus is Your Savior, if you are an intercessor or worship person, get your hands on this now. And if Jesus isn’t on your radar, but you’re curious, I challenge you to listen in a quiet place and ask God to speak to you.

I promise after listening to Salvation’s Tide is Rising, you won’t be the same.



About Passion albums:
Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like “Our God”, “Holy Is The Lord”, “How Great Is Our God”, and “God Of This City”. Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single “Even So Come”, which went Top 5.

About The Passion Movement:
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God. From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others. Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.


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My Favorite Reviewed Reads of 2015

Posted by Julie on January 2, 2016 in About Me, Book Review, Julie Arduini |

For the past few years I’ve shared my favorite reads from the previous years. Most of my reading from 2015 were books I reviewed, and there were some standouts.

Fiction Honorable Mention:

A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

When Kings Clash by J.E. Lowder


Non Fiction Honorable Mention:

Apologetics Bible Study for Students

Grin with Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis


Product Honorable Mention (CD, Movie, other)

Exhale by Plumb

Let it Be Jesus by Christy Nockels

Passport 2 Purity


And now, my top picks.


Favorite Reviewed Product of 2015:

Finding Noah


Favorite Non Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:

Kelly Tough by Erin Kelly

Kelly Tough was not only my favorite non fiction reviewed read of 2015, but my favorite overall read of the year.

Kelly Tough was not only my favorite non fiction reviewed read of 2015, but my favorite overall read of the year.


Favorite Fiction Reviewed Read of 2015:

Burning Justice by Helena Smrcek


Please check out the links to find out how to purchase these. You won’t be disappointed!


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Album Review: Let it Be Jesus by Christy Nockels (GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY!)

Posted by Julie on April 27, 2015 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |


As a worship leader for many years, Christy Nockels has been an integral part of Passion Conferences from its inception in 1997.  She’s seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. A pastor’s kid, who was born in Fort Worth and raised in Oklahoma, she grew up singing in church. She met her husband, Nathan, in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, Co. They recorded an independent record with fellow worship leader Charlie Hall under the name Sons & Daughters that led to an invitation from Louie Giglio to participate in the first Passion conference in Austin. Christy’s voice gained a national platform when she and Nathan formed the duo Watermark, recording four acclaimed albums before that musical season ended, paving the way for Christy’s solo career. In 2008, the couple moved to Atlanta to become part of Passion City Church where she serves on the worship team with sixstepsrecords labelmates Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill. The following year, Nockels released her acclaimed solo debut, Life Light Up and spent much of the next two years touring with Tomlin and Passion.

Leave a comment with your email telling me what Christy Nockels song is your favorite.

I’m fairly new to Christy Nockels and her music but “You Revive Me,” her song with the Passion band has become my anthem for the last couple years. When I heard about the opportunity to review Let it Be Jesus, I jumped on it.

This live recording features everything for anyone wanting to draw closer to the Lord. The first track, “Freedom Song,” is upbeat, catchy, and perfect for those mountain days when everything is going just right. It’s also a great reminder when things aren’t going so well. “My Anchor” is moving and anointed. I could feel God’s presence as I drank in the words. I want to say it was my favorite, but I loved “Let it Be Jesus.” “The Wondrous Cross.” Frankly, there’s no bad song here.

. If this is a new artist for you, I believe you will find yourself not just enjoying her music, but feeling closer to God as you spend time with Him while listening.

ALBUM RELEASE DATE: APRIL 28th! To order, please click here.

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I received a digital copy of Let it Be Jesus from sixstepsrecords / Sparrow Records / Capitol CMG Label Group in exchange for an honest review.




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