Passion: The Essential Collection review

In 1997, Louie Giglio had a vision to see 20+ million college students around the world receive a massive spiritual awakening, realizing the power of an omnipotent and glorious Creator. Since the incarnation of The Passion conferences, millions of students around the globe have joined the movement and come together in the name of God.

15 years later, Passion has grown to just that- a movement. Some of the biggest names in Christian music have joined the movement and provided some powerful worship songs to the conferences, which are released to the public each year in CD compilations. This year we have a special album in Passion: The Essential Collection, which showcases some of the strongest songs in the rich history of the Passion conferences and also includes a DVD with footage of some of the favorite songs and talks from Passion.

With songs from Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Charlie Hall, Christy Nockels and Kristian Stanfill, this is exactly what worship fans are going to love. Some of the songs featured can be found over the speakers of church worship bands around the country.

“Holy is the Lord,” “How He Loves, “You Never Let Go,” “Better is One Day,” “In Christ Alone,” “Like a Lion” and “How Great is Our God” are just a few of the 15 moving tracks that are featured on the compilation.

The DVD includes videos of “The Lord Our God,” “Let it Be Jesus,” “White Flag,” “Mercy,” “My Heat is Yours” and more as well as talks from Passion 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

When it comes down to it, if you’ve never been to a Passion Conference, Passion: The Essential Collection will show you firsthand what it’s actually like. It captures the very essence of what the conferences are all about and shows what you can expect if you go.

Rating: 9/10

-Reggie Edwards

1. Holy Is The Lord (Chris Tomlin)
2. One Thing Remains (Kristian Stanfill)
3. 10,000 Reasons [Bless The Lord] (Matt Redman)
4. Our God (Chris Tomlin)
5. How He Loves (David Crowder*Band)
6. Healing Is In Your Hands (Christy Nockels)
7. Whom Shall I Fear [God Of Angel Armies] (Chris Tomlin)
8. You Never Let Go (Matt Redman)
9. Amazing Grace [My Chains Are Gone] (Chris Tomlin)
10. Better Is One Day (Charlie Hall)
11. In Christ Alone (Kristian Stanfill)
12. God Of This City (Chris Tomlin)
13. Like A Lion (David Crowder*Band)
14. Waiting Here For You (Christy Nockels)
15. How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin)

1. The Lord Our God (Kristian Stanfill)
2. Let It Be Jesus (Christy Nockels)
3. Mercy [From Lift] (Matt Redman)
4. White Flag (Chris Tomlin)
5. Here\’s My Heart (Crowder)
6. My Heart Is Yours (Kristian Stanfill)
7. God\’s Great Dance Floor (Chris Tomlin)

1. Let\’s Work It Out (From Passion: 2010)
2. We Will Carry The Name (From Passion: 2011)
3. Raise To Life By The Breath Of A Living God (From Passion: 2013)
4. Crushed By Grace (From Passion: 2014)