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Kim Alexis and Various -- Praise Walk/I Walk By Faith

  • 2001 29 Oct
Kim Alexis and Various -- <I>Praise Walk/I Walk By Faith</I>
Review: Praise Walk/I Walk By Faith by Kim Alexis and Various Artists
(Integrity Music)

Attention suburban soccer moms who go to church: supermodel Kim Alexis is your guide to walking fitness on the new Integrity Music offering, Praise Walk/ I Walk By Faith.

Modern pop and rock songs by a variety of artists make up the bulk of the album. Alexis doesn't sing on the disc. She serves as narrator for a complete walking workout set to popular praise and worship music.

"My favorite devotional time is when I'm walking or running," says the model, who has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines. "I can't believe someone else hasn't thought of this - a product that encourages spiritual and physical fitness."

The CD booklet contains fitness tips, while the actual songs are focused on Jesus. Contributions by some of today's well-known songwriters like Paul Baloche and Russ Lee, as well as an easy-going version of Don Moen's 1989 classic, "Mighty Is Our God," flow one after the other in a continuous mix on Praise Walk. A highlight of the album is Darlene Zschech's rambunctious All The Power You Need.

Alexis' voice breaks in every few minutes, often citing Scripture or encouraging you to keep walking. I can't decide whether or not this concept is really weird or really cool. You decide.

Praise Walk is a unique concept album that is sure to appeal to soccer moms and those who want to bridge the gap between spiritual worship and physical exercise.