For Integrity Music singer/songwriter Alisa Turner
, music is far more than a career--it's the thing that has kept her breathing at some of her worst moments. Through incredible pain, loss, grief and illness, Alisa continues to lift her voice and invites anyone listening to sing along. When Alisa sings, she captures the emotion of what she's had to fight, wrapped in the authority of the hope in Jesus that has carried her through it all.
If you get the chance to see her live, you'll be swept up in how she conveys this message of heartbreak and healing with an audience, connecting with them on a refreshingly genuine level. If you haven't seen her live yet though, this powerful experience has also been displayed in a number of acoustic performance videos released over the past year. In honor of her debut album Miracle or Not
being released this month, we're taking a look at those acoustic videos Alisa has shared leading up to the debut.
The first in a series of acoustic performance videos filmed in conjunction with the release of Miracle or Not, Alisa's passionate delivery of Jesus Culture's "Miracles" is nothing less than stunning. Paired with the backstory of her gut-wrenching testimony and current battle with Chronic Lyme Disease, seeing the raw emotion in Alisa's face as she sings this declaration of faith is moving from start to finish.
2. "My Prayer For You"
The breakout single from her debut EP last year, "My Prayer For You" is one of Alisa's favorite songs to sing because it captures so much of her heart for what she wants to say to listeners: "May God give you eyes to see He's still greater, courage to rise and believe He's able / may God be your peace in the fire you're walking though / this is my prayer for you."
3. "Chain Breaker"
In this simple acoustic video, Alisa's powerful performance of Zach Williams' hit "Chain Breaker" takes on an even deeper meaning when listened to in light of her own story.
4. "No Longer Slaves"
Another well-crafted cover, in this video Alisa tackles the bold Bethel Music anthem "No Longer Slaves," making the personal declaration "I'm no longer a slave to fear / I am a child of God."
5. "O Come To The Altar"
Her take on Elevation Worship's "O Come To The Altar," Alisa brings all her passion to this performance, tying it in with a reminder: "He is with you, always ready to welcome you in. I've said this before and I'll keep reminding you: that satan loves to get you isolated because you're not as much of a threat out on your own. Stay close to the Father and to the ones He's placed in your life."