God of Many Chances

Keen has long been one of contemporary Christian music's most compelling voices. From her days as part of the award-winning group First Call to her recent solo efforts, Keen has always been a study in

Keen has long been one of contemporary Christian music's most compelling voices. From her days as part of the award-winning group First Call to her recent solo efforts, Keen has always been a study in musical excellence and integrity. On her latest collection, she serves up a variety of musical flavors, from the bluesy buoyancy of "Sweet Forgiveness" to the exotic, African-influenced "Kum Ba Ya." "My Beloved" is infused with a soaring Celtic feel; it serves as a perfect showcase for Keen's powerful pipes. She also demonstrates her

skill as a songwriter, co-writing such poignant cuts as "When God Says No," "Something Was Broken" and the title track. Hope, redemption and the goodness of God's mercy are recurrent themes. Throughout, Keen sings with the passion and conviction of an artist who has lived each lyric: a perfect example of music and life experience fusing to create great art.—DEP