In the Christian genre, it's been a good season for rock, whether you like yours Southern-fried, punk-edged, with a touch of folk or just, well, rock-hard. That's not always the case, so don't take this sonic bounty for granted.
Most of our top releases of the past few weeks have rock at their roots, but beyond that, they run the gamut. Third Day return with a fresh new take on their Southern rock sound, while Newsboys and Gungor give us "live" concert discs that go the extra mile. Anberlin, Flyleaf and a newly re-formed Further Seems Forever (hooray!) prove they're all at the top of their respective games; Bebo Norman and Brandon Heath turn the volume way down for folk-rock discs that focus more on the songwriting. Hyland goes the pop-rock route, and Jeremy Vanderloop is our list's one non-rocker, offering up soulful worship that stands alone.
The cavalcade of Christian Christmas music is just around the corner, so if you want something that's not holiday-themed, this may be your last chance until after the New Year!