The Paths of Grace is unmistakably Stuart Townend with its blend of folk sounds and rhythms entwined with a Celtic lilt and a rich lyrical heritage. As you'd expect from this sensitive and creative song writer, this new collection of expressive and devotional music speaks to Christians in all seasons and all spaces. This beautiful collection of songs draw you close to God and creates a scaffolding for prayer when you need it most whilst encouraging Christians to take God with them into a world that needs reminding of Gospel message more than ever before.
Isaiah 11 runs like a theme through this album presenting an amazing image of a world where the Messiah’s rule of justice and reconciliation is established: predator and prey living together in harmony, with a little child leading them. Although the fullness of that prophecy is yet to come, as Christ leads us along his paths of grace through the confusion and trials of life, we can enjoy a foretaste of this glorious kingdom of justice, innocence and reconciliation today. These themes come together beautifully in this album’s cover illustration.