Nichole Nordeman took time off to raise her son after her award-winning 2002 album Woven and Spun, so besides an interim live album, Brave is the first album from her in three years. Not surprisingly, it's as if she never left. Her voice is as gorgeous as ever. But on Brave, it's Nordeman's songwriting that really stands out. She's transformed the experiences of starting a family and settling into a non-hectic, non-touring, non-spotlight life -- at least for a little while -- into an album that goes beyond the usual CCM ...

Brave 2005, Sparrow Records

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