Josh Garrels: “The Light Came Down” Christmas Album

lightcameLongtime readers will recall that my favorite Christian-alternative artist is Josh Garrels.

Garrels has just released a Christmas album. For many artists, releasing a Christmas album means they’re out of ideas and yet still have contractual obligations to meet — so they pull out the Christmas songbook and throw together yet another version of Frosty the Snowman.

But Garrels has put out a mix of old and new, presenting the story of Jesus through refreshingly unconventional arrangements. Christmas music is quickly becoming as secular as the holiday, but Garrels keeps the focus on Jesus.

His entire album is available on YouTube. This is but a sampling.

You can buy the album at all the usual places, but I’d suggest you buy directly from the artist: Josh Garrels.

PS — Garrels has released free selections from earlier albums on NoiseTrade. You can download some of his best songs for free — with the artist’s blessing.

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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One Response to Josh Garrels: “The Light Came Down” Christmas Album

  1. adsmith77 says:

    Josh Garrels is one of my favorites as well, and this is another great album. I particularly love the new song “Gloria”. My favorite line — “Tonight the story’s told, Ancient but never old.”

    Jay, thank you for introducing me to Josh years ago.

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