Ultimate Worship Collection
Joel Engle is a prominent worship leader who performs at youth camps and conferences, including the Surrender Conferences that tour nationally. Engle already has nine independent releases to his name; with Ultimate Worship Collection he tackles 36 of the most requested modern worship songs. Standards such as "Better Is One Day," "Here I Am to Worship," "God of Wonders," "I Can Only Imagine," and "Shout to the North" make up most of this three-CD set, but there are also a handful of less familiar songs. Engle's own composition "I Sing Holy" is a soaring anthem that nonetheless repeats the traditional worship litany of "worthy is the Lamb, I sing holy," etc. Engle presents his material in a pleasing, pop-rock style-there's nothing offensive or even radically different about these renditions of familiar fare. Worship leaders and those familiar with Engle through his youth conferences may be pleased at this selection of oft-recorded worship hits, but others of us are more than ready to hear something new.