Item description for More to This Life by Steven Curtis Chapman...
1) More To This Life 2) Love You With My Life 3) Waiting For Lightning 4) Living For The Moment 5) I Will Be Here 6) Who Makes The Rules 7) Treasure Island 8) Way Beyond The Blue 9) In This Little Room 10) More Than Words 11) Out In The Highways
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Record Label Sparrow Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.9" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 12, 1993
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0001373579 ISBN13 0077775120127 UPC 077775120127
Availability 0 units.
More About Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is an American Christian music singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, author, and social activist.
After starting his career in the late 1980s as a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music, Chapman has since been recognized as one of the most prolific singers in the genre, releasing over 20 albums. Chapman has also won five Grammy awards and 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. His seven "Artist of the Year" Dove Awards, his latest in 2009, are also an industry record. As of 2007, Chapman has sold more than 10 million albums and has eight RIAA-certified Gold or Platinum albums.
Chapman is also a vocal advocate for adoption, along with his wife Mary Beth. Together, they have started a charity organization called Show Hope (formerly called Shaohannah's Hope), that mobilizes individuals and communities to care for orphans through its international orphan care work as well as adoption aid grants to help put more orphans from overseas and the U.S. in loving, forever families. In 2009, Show Hope finished building Maria's Big House of Hope, a medical care center in China that provides holistic care to orphans with special needs. He is also a contributor to Compassionart, a charity founded by Martin Smith of British Christian band Delirious?.
Chapman was recognized in the Fall 2010 issue of Wood & Steel discussing the new Taylor 714 Signature Series guitar in honor of his youngest daughter Maria Sue. The guitar features the flower from Maria's picture and the word "SEE" on the 12th fret in Maria's handwriting. In 2003, Chapman starred in the Christian film Christmas Child.
Reviews - What do customers think about More to This Life?
Good Album Apr 21, 2006
The songs "more To This Life" and "I Will Be Here" are the most inspirational songs of this album.
A Universal Message Mar 21, 2006
Released in '89 under the Sparrow Records label, 'More To This Life' was the third album/CD by Christian songwriter/singer Steven Curtis Chapman. Containing -11 tracks- of not only enjoyable, uplifting music and lyrics, but also conveying a level of depth and introspection that set this collection of songs above most of the other contemporary Christian music being released at the time.
'More To This Life' was not formula-matic and predictable and it fully displayed Steven's ability to touch on so many different concerns in life and present the gospel message in an intelligent, unoffensive manner. I think the biggest praise I could give this CD is that you don't have to be a Christian to enjoy it. After all, isn't that the true intent of Christian music? You can't convert anyone if you can't get them to listen.
Perfect Jun 28, 2005
This CD is perfect. I wouldn't change a single thing. I thought this the first time I heard it in 1989, and I still feel that way! There are only 2 other CD's I find perfect: Amy Grant's "Lead Me On" and Allan Hall's (from Selah) "House of a Thousand Dreams". If you like Steven Curtis Chapman but are bored with his new stuff, or just want an inspiring, wonderful CD, I would get "More to This Life" right now! My all time favorite song on the planet is "Way Beyond the Blue". As a teenager, I made a cassette (didn't have a CD player then!) of this song, filling up an entire side, so I could listen to it at night over and over without having to rewind after each play, until I fell asleep to the words "His love is wider than the sky above you/And He has plans for you that go way beyond the blue". Words can't describe the impact this song and entire CD had and still has on my Christian walk, and actually making me believe in a very real way that God knows who I am and cares for ME (and you) with a love that is beyond human comprehension. I would recommend this CD to anyone of any age. I liked it at 16, 25 and now at 31!
Better than Speechless? Nov 22, 2004
This CD is truly unbelievable. When Speechless was released, I thought it was SCC's best work, but after attending a SCC concert recently, I pulled out his older CDs. More to this Life has 10 tremendous songs that just grip my soul.
The title track was a much-played radio hit that did not lose its appeal despite massive airplay. It is still a great tune. Love You with My Life is one of the most fun Chapman songs ever, right up there with Dive. Waiting for Lightning still speaks strongly to my innermost being after 15 years. I Will be Here is a classic. Treasure Island is a tremendously moving tribute to God's Word. Way Beyond the Blue is one of the most personally inspiring songs I've ever heard, making you sense the strong love God has for you. In This Little Room is a very fun nostalgic song. And More than Words is deeply moving, riveting, bring you to bittersweet tears song.
It is amazing that this CD was released in '89. I like First Hand and Real Life Conversation, the first two Chapman CDs I owned, but SCC makes a tremendous progression on this CD, released the same year as First Hand. Same producer, same label, but these songs could be played on the radio today and people would think they were brand new releases, unlike many of his earlier songs, where SCC was still developing his style.
If I could only have one SCC CD, this would be the one. Speechless is tremendous, but More to this Life really does leave me speechless.
this one's too soft... Oct 5, 2004
Where, oh where, are the teeth on this album? As with much of Chapman's early releases, there are some good songs here (More To This Life, I Will Be Here), but he hasn't quite broken through and found his musical identity yet. For the most part, these songs are safe, soft and formulaic.
For the fan of later Steven Curtis Chapman releases, this may be a step backward. While lyrically strong, there are no songs here with any musical edge. You wouldn't be missing much if you stuck with the tracks from his Greatest Hits album. Nothing wrong with vanilla ice cream, but wouldn't you rather have a double scoop of "heavenly hash" instead?
Larry Hehn, author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory