"Being a big Steve Green fan, I was a little disappointed with his last release, "The Letter." Though the songs were moving, all the music sounded the same. I was so happy to get a listen to this CD. This reminds me of the early Steve Green. He opens the album with a terrific song of praise, "To God all Praise and Glory." The Twila Paris penned, "Unto Me" is a challenging song about putting your faith into action. He doesn't disappoint with the ballads on this one. "The River" and "I Repent" call the listener to give yourself away to the Lord. "Safely Home" is a tear jerker that reminds us of lost loved ones and brings peace with the knowledge that they are with the Father.Steve hit the bull's eye. The songs are contemporary and challenging. It is easy to lose yourself in the message of this CD."
This is music the way it should be
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Steve Green is my absolute FAVORITE Christian artist, and this album embodies everything that he stands for. These songs are very powerful. They remind us about all of the things that we need to be aware about today in our world--things like persecution, abortion, sin, etc... These songs have a kind of modern feel that expresses not only beauty, but also urgency--an urgency to stand up for the faith. It is very encouraging to know that there is someone like Steve Green who is not sacrificing his integrity. These songs powerfully display his absolutely fantastic singing ability and the issues that we should all be praying for and considering."
His singing touches the soul.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own all of Steve Green's albums. His singing inspires one to grow in Christ. Steve Green's voice is so smooth and the lyrics so inspired that cannot one help but feel as though he is in the presence of Almighty God. Buy all of Steve Green's albums. Each is a true spiritual experience."
I went to one of Steve's "The Faithful" concerts
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Couple of months ago I attended one of Steve Green's "The Faithful" Concerts I also have this album. Steve Green's Voice is truly moving and full of Christianity. The songs brings to the forefront alot of the troubles in this crazy world we live in, but also gives comfort and love from a caring person. Steve is one of the nicest guys I have ever met, as I did in person in Ft Wayne, Indiana. Definately get this album for your collection. This also was my daughter's 1st concert(she was 6 months old at the time:)"
"The kid who came to everyone's attention with "He Holds The Keys" and did his best work on "The Mission" follows up his most lackluster performance with.....a mid-level output. But it is also clear from this recording that Green not only has grown up and is concerned that if it were his last recording what would he be proud of, the producer has gone back 'to the well' by opening the CD with the upbeat 'Sing Praise To God,' which gets you into the music immediately.
"True Christianity," while biblical in its message seems to undermine the message a bit with its toe-tapping upbeat rhythm. "The River" is one of five very deep and reflective songs that make this a mature work. It even ends with the trademark high note. "The Faithful" will make you contemplate the price true Christian martyrs pay for their faith.
"Under the altar their voices are crying, 'How long Lord 'til you come judge the earth?' But he'll wrap and redeem them in robes of pure white; for the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
"Safely Home" sounds like it was written in a funeral parlor although it is liberating for the Christian. "The Plan" is another "True Christianity" style rip-off that has a good message and beat and could probably function as a praise chorus.
"Roses" is a tragic tale of the abortion holocaust. There is no need to say much about it as its subject is rather obvious. But "I Repent" ranks as one of Green's most reverent as well as reflective songs. Though somber and walking in tone - as repentance should be - its message roars like thunder in the heart of the forgiven sinner.
Good but not great. Mature. Not for you if you want shallow music."