Veteran Christian rocker Geoff Moore packs a potent emotional punch with this musically engaging and lyrically thought-provoking album.

Veteran Christian rocker Geoff Moore packs a potent emotional punch with this musically engaging and lyrically thought-provoking album. The collection is filled with such songs of encouragement and hope as the eloquent "God Believes in You" and "Surrounded," which reminds listeners that "No matter where you wander/ His love's surrounding you." "Every Word You Say" is an uptempo rocker that celebrates God's acceptance. Whether serving up a pensive ballad or jubilant rock anthem, Moore's textured, emotion-laden vocals make each song a winner—and Brent Milligan's skilled production provides the perfect framework. Highlights of Beautiful Sound, the bulk of which Moore co-wrote, include "The Keeper," "Swept Away," "The Artist," and the title cut.—DEP