In the afterglow of capturing a Dove award for "Rock album of the year" with their southern-rock grinder Time, Third Day has now stepped in line with the worship movement and released Offerings: A Worship Album. Interspers... more »ed among five new songs, this album contains several live concert tracks, including the favorite "Your Love, Oh Lord." Even though the new songs demonstrate Third Day's superior creativity and talent, the live tracks are the forte of this project. The undulating dynamics exhibit the band's unity as they work together to create a singular response to the Savior. As well, some of the tracks incorporate the sound of the worshiping audience, adding a congregational feel to the album. The lyrical content is similar to that of songs from a typical Sunday morning service. But these traditional expressions of faith are given new life by the resonating fervor of Mac Powell's lead vocal style. Third Day is known for being uncompromisingly God-centered with their music. This project uncovers that quality to its most extreme degree. --Israel Button« less
In the afterglow of capturing a Dove award for "Rock album of the year" with their southern-rock grinder Time, Third Day has now stepped in line with the worship movement and released Offerings: A Worship Album. Interspersed among five new songs, this album contains several live concert tracks, including the favorite "Your Love, Oh Lord." Even though the new songs demonstrate Third Day's superior creativity and talent, the live tracks are the forte of this project. The undulating dynamics exhibit the band's unity as they work together to create a singular response to the Savior. As well, some of the tracks incorporate the sound of the worshiping audience, adding a congregational feel to the album. The lyrical content is similar to that of songs from a typical Sunday morning service. But these traditional expressions of faith are given new life by the resonating fervor of Mac Powell's lead vocal style. Third Day is known for being uncompromisingly God-centered with their music. This project uncovers that quality to its most extreme degree. --Israel Button
Suzi H. (Bookmom) from DURHAM, NC Reviewed on 2/19/2013...
This is an awesome cd for those wanting a real worship experience. It is also a good jumping off point (as it was for me) as an intro to contemporary Christian music. There is NO bad song on this cd. There are featured on this cd various songs to worship to. From the hymn-like Agnus Dei/Worthy to the stompin' Consuming Fire.
Laura D. from MUSKEGON, MI Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
How can you not love this worship cd?
It is one of the best in Christian worship groups today.
Full of love for our God and you don't have to worry whether your children can listen to this wonderful music. It is positive and uplifting. So much better than some of the music playing on todays radio stations.
This cd is southern rock and if you did not care for this type of music before whether you listen to main stream radio or strictly Christian music you will love it after you here them play/sing. The positive message in this is needed and is inspiring.
Andrea B. (AndreaBogart) from MONTROSE, CO Reviewed on 8/23/2010...
A great worship album. It stirs the soul.
Amelia D. from HORSE CAVE, KY Reviewed on 12/28/2006...
Few new songs, but still a good buy. A great worship album!
Shelley Gammon | 07/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Third Day fans who've been to a show will enjoy this CD since it aims to capture the most worshipful sections of the band's live performances. I was surprised to find mostly covers and live versions of their studio recordings on this disc--Don Moen, Michael W. Smith, Jacob's Trouble and even some Bob Dylan! The original songs are awesome, however, and definately worth buying the CD--even just for those tracks. As with any live recordings, the guitar and bass parts vary slightly from the original songs, but that's usually a good thing. With Third Day Offerings, you get to hear more of Tai's great bass work (tight tone, too!) and Mark's and Brad's more energetic/ hyper live playing styles. Most important, however, is the reason this album was made: for Worship. It really is great to hear all your favorite Thrid Day songs being sung together with a live audience in praise and worship to the Lord.You get to hear a song done originally for Conspiracy No. 5 (one of my favorite Third Day CDs) with the same dark mystery that colors most of that project. On Offerings, there's a secret track at the end of #11. It's cool little acoustic tune (almost sounds like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers turned Christian!) that comes in at 6:32.If you don't have the other Thrid Day CDs, this is a must-buy. If you do, it's still very much worth it for the new songs that are on here."
Truly an Offering of Praise
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 02/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With all the artist lead worship albums released, sometimes they can all start to run together. Third Day had a wonderful idea for their first worship album, originally released in 2000. They wrote and recorded new worship songs, but also recorded some of their best worship songs live, giving the album a unique feel.The project starts with "King of Glory" an original song that answers the question "Who is this King of Glory?" It's easy to get caught up in the praise offered here. "These Thousand Hills" is next. While not original, it is the first time they've recorded it. This one takes off from the idea that God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Similarly covered on this CD is Bob Dylan's "Saved" and Michael W. Smith's "Agnus Dei." This last one gets the live treatment since they had previously recorded it for the EXODUS CD that Rocketown Records put out a few years previously.Mixed in are some live tracks. The first of these is actually the third song, "Your Love Oh Lord." I've loved this song which flows out of considering God's love and faithfulness to us since the first time I heard it. "My Hope is You" is a worship based cry of trust in the only Person we truly can trust in this life. Both of these songs would work well in a church service as well as on this album.The album closes with my favorite Third Day song of all time, "Love Song." (Ok, so there's a hidden track after it, but I'm not counting that here.) This song, written from Jesus' point of view, talking about all Jesus has done to save us still stops me every time I hear it.Third Day's passion for worship God comes through in every song, making it easy to worship along with them. This is a standout in the modern worship field that will be enjoyed over and over again."
The Ultimate Worship Album
Blake O'Briant | Collierville, TN USA | 10/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Known for Contemporary Christian music, Third Day have taken an alternate route in making their newest CD, "Offerings: A worship album." Combining their talent in Christian music with their devotion to God, they have created the ultimate worship album.Lead singer, Mac Powell, uses his deep, rich voice throughout the CD to give the CD a "Majestic" sound. The first song, "King of Kings," starts with "Who is this King of glory with strength and majesty and wisdom beyond measure, the gracious King of Kings." Mac Powell was born to sing these words.The energy level that this band puts out is incredible. You don't even want to sing to it; you just want to sit in silence. At the beggining of the first track, which is recorded live, Mac Powell says "I hope you didn't come here hoping for a Third Day concert. I hope you came for much, much more. Cause we gonna have us a church service tonight." Unlike most worship albums, these songs have a faster, stronger beat. People who enjoy worship music, but seem to be bored by it's slowness should buy this CD. If I could have given this CD a rating over 10, I would have. I highly reccomend this CD for anyone seeking a closer relationship to God. These songs put you in the mood to worship God."
Have no fear ...
Brent A. Mikel | Maysville, GA | 11/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when you think you have heard enough rock bands doing praise and worship albums, along comes Third Day with "Offerings." Is this just another attempt to jump on the "rockin' praise and worship" band wagon? No. This is legitimately one of the best CD's of the year, and it would still stand out even if every single recording in Christian music was "rockin' praise and worship."Probably the single greatest reason this is such a strong record is that it comes from the heart. The live cuts ("Your Love Oh Lord," "Agnus Dei/Worthy," "My Hope is in You," "Thief," "Consuming Fire," and "Love Song") accurately capture the energy of a concert while also exhibiting the reverence Third Day maintains for God. The studio cuts are fresh, worshipful, and solid in lyrical content. Two of the in-studio efforts are covers of other artists ("Saved" - Bob Dylan; "These Thousand Hills" - Jacob's Trouble). There is also a hidden track at the end of "Love Song" (just wait a minute or so). Of course, it almost goes without saying that the instrumentation is terrific, and Mac Powell's vocals punctuate the talents of a gifted band.My only disappointment is that "Praise Song" (first album) was not covered in this project. Could it be that Rich Mullins played as a guest instrumentalist (hammered dulcimer) on the studio cut? I know the guys really looked up to Rich, but I'm probably stepping way out of bounds by even trying to guess why "Praise Song" is not on "Offerings."This CD covers what Third Day fans have come to appreciate from this band. First, there is an unwavering respect and awe for God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Second, good Southern rock and roll still lives! For those of you who are old enough to remember these bands - Lynard Skynard, Mother's Finest, Molly Hatchett, and earlier 38 Special (probably some misspellings there!) - does not Third Day remind you just a little bit of them at times? ... even just a little?"