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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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Your heart will be fed a FEAST OF JESUS

ratingbuddy,

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!!!

Uh-Mazing

Patrick Walton,

Jon Thurlow is a wonderful musician that loves Jesus and sings from life
experience. If your looking for a good cd please check this one out. He also has others that you can find in various places. Strong Love is full of amazing songs that he has been singing over the past year. Check him out, his music is a real blessing!

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Brenden Keene,

Just listening to the previews for the songs put me in God's presence... excited to brew over the whole album.

About Jon Thurlow

Since joining the ministry at Kansas City's International House of Prayer in 2004, singer/songwriter and Colorado Springs native Jon Thurlow has quietly recorded a string of successful, self-released independent albums. His gentle, hushed voice and strong piano-led faith ballads have gained him a following in the contemporary Christian music community. His diligence was rewarded in 2013 when he signed a deal with Forerunner Music, the Kansas City church's large in-house label and home to several other successful Christian acts. Thurlow's seventh album -- and first live recording -- Stand in Awe was released by Forerunner later that year and features 11 original songs culled from his earlier releases. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Colorado Springs, CO

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