Offerings: A Worship Album
Label: Essential Records
A mix of live recordings and studio tracks, Offerings is a good album to help teach the subtle differences between Christian rock and worship music. Where the former is more about entertainment and/or self-reflection, the latter is all about full immersion -- leader and follower coming together to praise the Lord. Just about every tune here -- especially the Michael W. Smith-penned "Agnus Dei" and "King of Glory," which employs Atlanta's Cobb County Mass Choir -- is an ecstatic sing-along.