Wednesday, March 15, 2017

#AD - Laura Story Open Hands CD Review & Giveaway #OPENHANDS #FLYBY

*I received a copy of this cd for review - please see full disclosure at the bottom of the post*

 Laura Story is back with a brand new album Open Hands. This album is shows the growth of a true songwriter. The lyrics in so many songs are so deep and moving - it is like she has seen the hearts of so many and wrote songs to really speak to those hurts and circumstances.

About Laura Story
GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story
has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Among her
successes as a solo artist with her smash hits “Mighty to Save” and “Blessings,” Laura has also
penned hit songs for other renowned artists including Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” Her solo
artist music debut in 2008 with Great God Who Saves led to four Dove nominations and the
award for “Inspirational Album of the Year.” In 2011, Laura released her sophomore project
Blessings. The album and the emotionally powerful title was inspired by her real life
trials and adversities, primarily her husband Martin's diagnosis of a brain tumor. The album
resonated with a huge audience and led to whirlwind career highlights for Laura, peaking at the
No. 1 album spot for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Overall
chart, topping the iTunes® Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart and holding the No. 1 spot for an
impressive 28 consecutive weeks on the Christian charts. The success of the single “Blessings,”
which was certified RIAA Gold, includes the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian
Song, the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song and the Dove Awards for Song of the
Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and
Songwriter of the Year. The song inspired Laura's first book, “What If Your Blessings Come
Through Raindrops?” in 2012. God Of Every Story released in 2013 to much acclaim, and her
first ever Christmas project God With Us, released in October of 2015. Laura recently released a
new book and bible study curriculum When God Doesn’t Fix It; Lessons You Never Wanted to
Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without. She has a graduate degree from Covenant Theological
Seminary and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and the mother to Ben, Griffin and Josie.

  1. Death Was Arrested
  2. Open Hands
  3. You Came Running
  4. Give You Faith
  5. For The Love Of My King
  6. Awake My Soul (A 1000 Tongues)
  7. Whisper
  8. Every Word You Breathe
  9. Majesty
  10. Extraordinary
  11. Grace Abounds

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In the titled track Open Hands  the chorus is - I'm not afraid of what I'll lose, My greatest joy is finding you. I wish more people really knew this truth. In fact by giving it all to God we gain much more! I loved the lyrics of this song and how we can just give it all - the good and the bad to the Lord. I also loved Give You Faith - which is perhaps my favorite song on this album. I have a feeling this will be the bigger hit of the album because it just speaks to the mother in me. Almost a lullaby about teaching her little one about faith. WOW - that is my heart cry for all my children that they will know the Lord and have great faith!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Laura Story's album Open Hands received product, press or compensation to facilitate this review. This post may contain affiliate links. We only give our honest opinions of products. This post is in accordance with the FTC 10 CFR, Part 255 concerning the use, endorsements or testimonials in advertising.

1 comment:

  1. I will enjoy this with my mom and grandma! :)



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