I am becoming more and more a fan of the band Casting Crowns. Their latest album (The Alter and The Door) has some terrific songs on it. My favorite thus far is "East to West"(that link will take you to a page where you can preview each of the songs on the CD).
To be honest, I've not cared for this genre of music until recently (as I've explained a couple of different times here). As I've gotten over some of my hang-ups regarding CCM, I've been blessed time and again by inspirational (and sometimes emotional) music merged wonderfully with theologically sound and oft-times deep lyrical content. I've taken on a somewhat steady diet of CCM as of late, and I've found myself being confronted with my own depravity as well as the goodness and majesty of a Great God repeatedly. By no means do I like everything I hear. There are some musical styles within the CCM movement that, quite frankly, offend my sensibilities; however, my attitudes towards the genre have changed tremendously over the last 12 months as I've began to truly appreciate what some of these artists have to offer. I'm thankful for groups like Casting Crowns who have put out some truly Christ-honoring music that has had a profound impact on my life.
If you click on the picture above, it will take you to the Casting Crowns website.