11 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The musical prayers and meditations on Jon Thurlow’s Strong Love are remarkable for their simplicity, purity, and grace. The Christian singer/songwriter composed many of the album’s songs during worship sessions at Kansas City’s International House of Prayer, which may account for their quietly intense focus and unfiltered passion. Thurlow fleshes out his tunes with jazzy piano inflections and sings his Scripture-based lyrics with an easy-flowing, R&B-tinged elegance. The simmering rhythm and contemplative language of “Jesus, You’re Beautiful,” “Things Are Not Okay," and “Your Faithfulness” draw listeners close with slowly unfolding power. Ballads like “John the Baptist” and “Dependent on You” have a melodic poignancy that underscores their biblical themes, while the title track's celebratory spirit benefits from a driving drum line and exuberant background vocals. “My Little One” is an especially moving reflection on the bond between God and believer. At its heart, Strong Love is a very personal song cycle that dispenses with extraneous frills to more deeply honor the Savior.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The musical prayers and meditations on Jon Thurlow’s Strong Love are remarkable for their simplicity, purity, and grace. The Christian singer/songwriter composed many of the album’s songs during worship sessions at Kansas City’s International House of Prayer, which may account for their quietly intense focus and unfiltered passion. Thurlow fleshes out his tunes with jazzy piano inflections and sings his Scripture-based lyrics with an easy-flowing, R&B-tinged elegance. The simmering rhythm and contemplative language of “Jesus, You’re Beautiful,” “Things Are Not Okay," and “Your Faithfulness” draw listeners close with slowly unfolding power. Ballads like “John the Baptist” and “Dependent on You” have a melodic poignancy that underscores their biblical themes, while the title track's celebratory spirit benefits from a driving drum line and exuberant background vocals. “My Little One” is an especially moving reflection on the bond between God and believer. At its heart, Strong Love is a very personal song cycle that dispenses with extraneous frills to more deeply honor the Savior.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
ratingbuddy ,

Your heart will be fed a FEAST OF JESUS

Favorite tracks are "Jesus You're beautiful" and "Things are not ok." Jon Thurlow thank you for songs focusing on the supremacy of Jesus!!! Awesome, awesome food for the heart!!!

AndrewOKC ,

Worship Music's Best-Kept Secret

Jon Thurlow has been producing some of the most intimate, anointed, and artistic worship music for years now at IHOP-KC. If you haven't heard of him, and you like piano-jazz & revelation of Jesus, give it a try! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

michigangraham ,

Beautiful Expression of Love

Our home has been listening to Jon live in the house of prayers for months now and love his heart for the Kingdom of God. This CD beautifully expresses his love for his maker and if you take in the lyrics will challenge you to live differently. Thank you for again blessing our hearts and homes.

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