Fortunate Fall: Yep, This Is Gonna Be Good…Real Good

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I’m super excited about the release of Audrey Assad’s new album, “Fortunate Fall,” for a few reasons:


1. I already love her voice and old music
2. The title is deep & dope. *double thumbs up*
3. I already feel like God had her write this album specifically for me based on the premise of it. See her words about the new music:


“Fortunate Fall” is a version of the Latin phrase, “felix culpa”, which can be translated in several ways—“o happy fault” is a common one, as is “fortunate fall.” It is derived from the writing of Augustine on original sin—he says,

“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.”


I chose this name because I have been meditating on the concept for some time, following several seasons of suffering. I am awed and frustrated by turns at the wisdom of God, at the mind of God—I cannot help but keep staring, but I can never get a good look at it. I have no doubt I shall spend the rest of my life wrestling with the idea that God would judge it better to bring good out of evil, than never to permit evil to exist.


Reading her words reminds me of this Biblical truth:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

-Isaiah 55:8


Audrey’s album releases on August 13th, in the meantime, peep the new single. And get it free on Noisetrade along with a Piano Vocal version of Come Thou Fount. 


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