Based on the fact that there hasn't been a review of this album since '03, I'm betting that many people have either never heard of or have long forgotten Brent Bourgeois. However, this little gem from the 90's is not to be missed. I purchased it when it was originally released and must say that Brent Bourgeois not only has a way with words, he also has a wonderful style of delivering them to the masses. "Come Join The Living World" is a very personal album of joy, love, fear, and warning. With tracks like "Perfect Harmony," we hear a man longing to find that seemingly unreachable oneness with Jesus Christ. The wonderful "Blessed Be The Name," culled from the book of Job, gives us a person who is unwilling to turn away from God despite numerous tragedies in life. The most magnificent treat on this album, however, is the harbinger of things to come for those who "ride the fence." That song is "God Is Not Dead." It's one of the most haunting, sometimes scary songs that I've ever heard. It is the best song on this album in my opinion. Other highlights include "Total Surrender," "All Is Well," and "Come Home To Me."
If you enjoy smooth pop along the lines of Jackson Browne, you're sure to enjoy this album from Brent Bourgeois. He's the thinking man's Contemporary Christian artist.
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