Music has the unique ability to touch a heart in ways that words can't. Nichole Nordeman's music has provided healing for my heart over the years, so when I saw that she had a new album The Unmaking out, I couldn't wait to get my hands (or ears) on it. I was given the CD to review, however all of my opinions are my own. For more information, see my full disclosure policy.
I remember a period of time where her album Woven and Spun was the only thing I listened to for weeks. I was going through grieving the loss of my father, and her music was like salve to my soul. When you listen to music over and over, you get to meditate on the words, and the truths sink into your heart and work out emotions that you have no words to describe.
Her new album is just as beautiful as all of her previous albums. The title song The Unmaking shocked me as I listened because once again, the power of her poetry brought me to my knees.
What happens now / When all I've made is torn down
What happens next
When all of You, is all that's left
This is the unmaking / The beauty in the breaking
Had to lose myself / To find out who you are
Before each beginning / There must be an ending
Sitting in the rubble / I can see the stars
This is the unmaking
I realized that in truth, the past couple of years have been years of "Unmaking". God has been restructuring my life for His glory. I love the line that follows that reads: "Only when we're broken are we whole."
Nichole's voice is just one that I could listen to forever, but I also love how honest and humble she is. Check out this "unplugged" version of The Unmaking and see for yourself!
My family's reaction to The Unmaking
Without telling my family, I popped the CD in the car on our way to church. My husband is a drummer and almost instantly started drumming on the steering wheel (translation - nice groove).
My son (15) and daughter (11) pulled out their phone to Shazam the song Not to Us as it began to play. They were so excited to find out that this song features one of their other favorite artists Plumb!
When my girls got home, they made sure to bring the CD in so they could have their own dance party. Let's just say they had fun "unmaking" the living room to make a dance floor and then took turns performing for each other. The music is so beautiful, and their dances did not disappoint.
My only complaint about the album is that it is too short. I would love another hour of music to enjoy! Check out Nichole on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on all of her music.
Would you like to win a copy of The Unmaking? Enter below to join me in enjoying this worshipful music. The giveaway starts Wednesday, September 2nd at 8am and ends Firday, September 11th at 10pm. There are plenty of ways to enter, so get started now!
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Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.