Tuesday, September 20, 2016

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Afters "Live On Forever" Music CD [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

Most of the songs on "Live On Forever" (the new CD by The Afters), are upbeat and contemporary. Some of them are a little “rockier” than I personally like, but the majority are along the same lines as Phil Wickham or The Newsboys. So, if you enjoy those types of music, you will probably like The Afters.

It is important for me to be able to know the lyrics of the songs I listen to, and there weren't any lyrics included with the CD. That was a bummer, as I had a hard time at first trying to figure out what the songs mean. But, I did eventually find the lyrics on the WEBSITE. After reading them, I still had trouble understanding some of the the meanings. However, I came to the conclusion that the main theme of the album is to bring hope and encouragement to Christian Believers.

My favorites on the CD are: Battles, Wake Up My Heart, Live on Forever, and Eyes of A Believer. Here are some snippets of the lyrics from these songs (and you can also watch two of the songs on You Tube when you click on the titles): 

A song about "standing up against fear and knowing God is always with us,” explains lead singer, Josh Havens. “It’s one of the takeaways we hope people get: ‘Don’t give up to fear.'"

You surround me on every side
Your love is my armor I fear no evil.
Darkness runs from your light
So I won't be afraid, I won't be afraid.

You're going before me
And oceans are parting
You're fighting my battles.
When my feet are failing
And my heart is shaking
You're fighting my battles.
Fighting my battles...

A song about desiring to be closer to the Lord

I wanna love all the things that you love.
I wanna see everything through your eyes.
Won’t you wake up my heart for YOU.

A song about how this world is not our permanent home, and how we will live on forever.

We are not where we belong
We have a hope we're gonna live on
Forever, forever, forever

Anything’s possible with God by your side.
Whatever battles may come, you know He’s already won.

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of the "Live On Forever" CD. Entries accepted until Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. CST. One entry per mailing address. Must be 18 or older.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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