As I began to listen to Beautiful Brokenness, the debut CD by Sue Peters, I was impressed by the contemporary sounds she brings forth so well. I immediately thought that this CD and her style would be a perfect fit for youth ministry. The messages touch on our human weaknesses and the healing and forgiving love of our Father which ultimately ends in thanksgiving for graces received.
Her vocals are very compelling with a strong, driving accompaniment that pulls it all together. The lyrics are powerful in their simplicity; the perfect fit for communicating with teens. The messages are to the point and very singable. I can see a youth gathering where all of the teens are able to be an integral part of the music.
As I researched Sue I realized that her past experience included 5 years as a lead vocalist traveling with a contemporary Christian band. That explains her perfect interpretation of this genre. I was also intrigued by her testimony that brought her to Christianity at the age of 15 through a “date” where the “cute guy” took her to church. Although she didn’t stay with the “cute guy” it brought her to Jesus and as they say “the rest is history.” It’s exactly what we strive for in teen ministry to bring these young people to Jesus and to a deeper relationship with Him in their faith.
I am very impressed with Beautiful Brokenness and feel that we will hear more and more about Sue Peters in the years to come. She has the right sound for an eager audience.
You can purchase Beautiful Brokenness at www.suepetersmusic.com.
reviewed by Sally Bolderson