Beauty Will Rise
Released: Oct 2009
What's a singer-songwriter to do when he experiences personal tragedy? Pick up a guitar. Chapman channels the pain of losing his youngest daughter into an album that will resonate with anyone who has ever grieved. The title track is an inspiring anthem, but it's the more personal tunes like "Heaven Is the Face" and "Just Have to Wait" that will take your breath away. Even the instrumentation -- heavy on cello and acoustic guitar -- has a mournful, longing quality. Along the way, Chapman wrestles with God, emerging with a hard-won hope in the Creator who continues to carry him through.