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The Fire Life
Posted August 24, 2018
By MarkRyan_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need To Know:
Jesus Culture has been giving us modern worship classics for a generation. From their time as the youth worship band at Bethel Church to the newest project Living With A Fire, Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala and newer members Chis McClarney, Derek Johnsosn and Brian and Katie Torwalt have continually given the church singable worship anthems for today.

What It Sounds Like:
Jesus Culture has always had a unique sound. Those tha are new to the band may think they sound like Elevation Worship- however, Jesus Culture has been pioneering in the modern worship movement and will always sound like Jesus Culture. With Kim Walker-Smith's indistinguishable, "ha ha," Chris Quilala's smooth voice, and the unmistakeable guitar style of Jeffery Kunde, Jesus Culture sounds just like they should.

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights:
"Not Afraid" speaks to power of the hand of God and the perfect promises of His word. The title track "Living With A Fire" is about life in Christ and how when we are filled with Christ, it is like a fire that burns deep within us- an all consuming fire and a surrendered life.

Best Song On The Record:
Katie Torwalt delivers a stunning performance of "Defender." The simple yet powerful song is over 12 minutes of deep, contemplative worship. The song ebbs and flows with the move of the spirit. It encompasses the beauty of live worship, and is something that cannot be recreated in a studio.

For Fans Of:
Hillsong United; Bethel Music; Elevation Worship; Kari Jobe; Misty Edwards

Final Word:
Live worship alums should be the only worship albums that are allowed to be released, and Jesus Culture does not disappoint on Living With A Fire. The gang from Sacramento, CA continues to deliver powerful worship that crosses generations and is meant for the whole church.

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