It’s Time for a Love Revolution


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Adam R. Holz
Bob Smithouser

Album Review

Pro-Social Content

Kravitz tries to carry a positive attitude into each new day (“Good Morning”) and holds marriage in high regard (“Will You Marry Me”). A man confronts his adulterous father, alluding to pain his abandonment caused (“A Long and Sad Goodbye”). Intensified by deep spiritual conviction, “Bring It On” and “If You Want It” urge fans to live with gusto and purpose, the latter boldly prescribing humility, confession and submission to Jesus. “Love Revolution” believes God’s love can move mountains (“The truth will set you free/… There is a love that won’t let you down/… You are a child of the Most High”). Kravitz tells someone seeking solace in drugs and alcohol that Jesus will calm their fears if they just open “A New Door.” “I Want to Go Home” and “Back in Vietnam” itemize the costs of war. Fear, weakness and pride are said to interfere with victorious living on “This Moment Is All There Is.” “Love, Love, Love” rejects materialism, mystics and drugs, however …

Objectionable Content

It downplays employment and uses the crass sexual term “laid.” Lyrics employ an s-word (“A Long and Sad Goodbye”) and articulate sensual desires (“Will You Marry Me,” the club anthem “Dancin’ Til Dawn”).

Summary Advisory

Though errant profanity and sexuality keep Kravitz’s Revolution from being a slam-dunk winner, his positivity and faith references are clear and unapologetic.

Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.

Bob Smithouser
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