Jackie Francois – Your Kingdom is Glorious - Catholic CD Review

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I first heard of Jackie Francois on the SpiritandSong Commons compilation CD singing “My Soul Rejoices,” a lovely song based on the Magnificat from the Gospel of Luke. The refrain was unusual and memorable and her voice was very pleasing. I found myself wanting to hear more.

I was very glad to receive a copy of Jackie’s debut CD, Your Kingdom is Glorious, and I was not disappointed.

Let me first say that I am a big fan of Jackie Francois’ voice. It is clear yet full, strong and expressive – a voice, frankly, I wish I had. But Francois is not just a singer – she is a very capable songwriter as well.

The aforementioned “My Soul Rejoices” is a fine example of her songwriting and appears on Your Kingdom is Glorious. Francois has written a fine variety of songs ranging from upbeat pop songs such as “Holy Are You, Lord” and “Joy” to the softer sounds of “God My Father” and “Be Forgiven.”

Her treatment of chastity in “For So Long” was very noteworthy, avoiding the usual clichés for lyrics based solidly on scripture.

Your Kingdom is Glorious is an album I will listen to again and again. You can purchase your copy through the SpiritandSong website at www.spiritandsong.com/artists/jackiefrancois/discography.

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As a writer, Susan Bailey shares her unique insights from her faith walk and life interests through her two blogs, Be As One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion. After the passing of her mother, Susan began reading to fill the void and it soon blossomed into writing. On Be As One Susan shares her journey of becoming whole by pulling all the different pieces of her life together into one flow directed by God. She shares her many interests and engages conversation with readers. Louisa May Alcott is My Passion offers historical analysis, reflection and fun, drawing together a community of Alcott enthusiasts. Formerly a musician, Susan appeared on EWTN, Catholic TV and at World Youth Day. As former editor of GrapeVine, she encouraged other Catholic artists through the only e-magazine devoted to the promotion of Catholic music. She was the music editor of Catholic.net, a former contributor to “Today’s Catholic Woman” on the Catholic Exchange, and regularly contributes to Catholicmom.com. Susan invites you to join her email list where you will receive updates on exciting professional developments and speaking engagements.  Email subscribers also receive special giveaways and previews of new projects. Susan loves a good conversation and looks  forward to corresponding with you! Join here.

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