Sunday, December 4, 2011

Beckah Shae: Scripture Snacks Volume 1 Review

beckahshaescripturesnacks1You know those times when you just need to refresh your mind with the Word of God? Maybe you’re on the road and just need something to lift you up while you drive around. Beckah Shae’s Scripture Snacks will do just that! Her first volume of short, purely Scripture-tracks is perfect for renewing your mind and focusing on Jesus Christ, all the while enjoying some great beats that will get you moving in your seat!

 

With harmonious background vocals, “Love” opens up the Scripture Snacks album, speaking the words of 1 Corinthians 13, stating emphatically that “His banner over me is love!” Also enjoyable about this album, and especially noticeable through this opening track is the percussion and bass done purely through vocals from Beckah’s husband and producer, Jack “Shoc” Shocklee! You wouldn’t even notice, if you didn’t know – it’s that believable!

“Just delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” – that’s the message of “Desire,” which is more upbeat than it’s predecessor. The highlight, however, of this short track proves to be the, “How He loves you” that Beckah sings repetitively. “Harmony,” with a little more of a haunting melody, reminds us to bless those who persecute us and “love to curse ya” as Beckah adds on. Of all the tracks, this track is probably the one that will get stuck in your head most easily! We all need this reminder, but the melody of the track is so easy to remember after just one listen.

Montell Jordan appears in “Hope,” which is based on Jeremiah 29:11 speaking of how God has plans to prosper us and give us a hope and a future. It also combines with “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” “Hope” is definitely harmonic and edifying, but also has some somewhat-humorous comments from Montell Jordan throughout. With more of a pop-twist, “Light” reminds us to shine our lights brightly to the world, and bring glory back to God. Following, “Sound Mind” comes as a twist of Philippians 4 with poetic lyrics and a catchy pop beat.

“Thanksgiving” begins with thanksgiving from Beckah’s adorable daughter, and builds to admonish the listeners to enter the Lord’s courts with praise and thanks, while “Wait (feat. Ametria)” proved to be my favorite Scripture Snack off the album. With a very contagious melody and strong percussion, this Scripture Snack speaks of waiting on the Lord and being patient for Him.

“Woman” again features guest vocals from Montell Jordan, and encourages women to be Christ-like and see themselves as God sees them, realizing that “charm is deceptive and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.” The percussion from this Scripture Snack is particularly energetic. Lastly, based on Numbers 6:24-26, “Bless You” is the Priestly blessing put into song. Strong tambourine effects on this closing track make the track very strong, and definitely a standout.

Scripture Snacks, Vol. 1 is a great way to keep your mind on God’s Word! You can be singing these out, playing them on your way to work, listening on your break time, or wherever else. Each track is less than 3-minutes long, which makes for the perfect reminder throughout your day. I know I will be highly anticipating Volume 2 – this is a powerful tool in your walk with the Lord! These aren’t just snacks, they’re treats!

Rating: 4.5/5
Release date: December 13, 2011

Track Listing:
1. Love
2. Desire
3. Harmony
4. Hope (feat. Montell Jordan)
5. Light
6. Sound Mind
7. Thanksgiving
8. Wait (feat. Ametria)
9. Woman (feat. Montell Jordan)
10. Bless You

Scripture Snacks contain the recipe to feed, nourish, and encourage your soul, mind and spirit. Made perfectly divine to satisfy those on-the-go cravings, with a delightful pinch of life-giving, nutritious, all natural, Holy Scripture infused with tasty acapella sounds, sweet & smooth flavor-some vocals and fresh hot beats laced with Love, served by Beckah Shae & Jack "Shoc" Shocklee. Bon Appetit!

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this looks cool!!!! Will have to check it out. I SO love scripture to song, it makes memorization a breeze. Do you know if anyone is going to be singing the Letter to the Romans any time soon? haha

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  2. Haha, I don't know THAT, but I do know that Beckah Shae releases Scripture Snacks regularly, so hopefully volume 2 will be out soon ;)

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  3. Ooh, Mom, yes they did: http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=7DK7DGNX

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  4. Jay, This is so cool. I just can't wait to lay my hands on this amazing good stuff. Thanks

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