The Bottom Line
- Honest, raw emotion in her lyrics
- Audrey makes you look at your own walk by sharing hers and that could get painful
- 11 songs
- Release Date: July 13, 2010 on Sparrow Records
- Style: Piano-driven worship
Guide Review - Audrey Assad - 'The House You’re Building'
Not perky nor solemn, Audrey delivers a project that is worship yes - but a raw and honest worship that is almost confessional in nature. There is heartache, heartbreak and pain mixed with the joy of knowing that through it all, God still loves us and our warts and foibles - just like real life and right up my alley!
"Show Me," my favorite track, is my theme song for 2010 ... all I can say is wow! "Come Clean," another fave, has a little more umph musically (not just Audrey and a piano) and asks a question we've all asked at one time or another - How did I get here and where do all of these pieces of me go? This tune really hit home because I've done that soul-type house cleaning more than once in my life. I call it wading through the garbage to find the gold nuggets.
A gold nugget ... that is the best description I can think of for The House You’re Building. In a culture where oftentimes, the look of the Christianity "mask" that people wear is more out front than their faith, Audrey Assad doesn't just refuse to wear the mask, she bares herself down to her core for us all to see. This amazing young woman has a lot to say and we're all the lucky recipients of it.