- reviewed by Russ Breimeier Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2004 1 Jan
- I've Got the Joy
- The B-I-B-L-E
- Big, Bad Billy
- You Are Mine
- Planes, Phones and Microwaves
- This Little Light of Mine
- My Very Own Church
- I'll Do My Best
A statistic claims that 80% of believers accept Christ into their life before the age of 18. This not only makes a case for relevant Christian rock, but a need for more Christian kids music. Jamie Statema of Go Fish knows a little something about this, becoming a Christian after seeing the band Found Free in sixth grade.
At this point, you may be groaning over memories of Raffi and Miss Patty Cake playing in your head. The pleasant surprise with
Except for new versions of the classics "This Little Light of Mine" and "The B-I-B-L-E," Splash consists of originals written by Statema. "Big Bad Billy" is merely a nonsense song, and don't tell me that kids haven't wished for a place of worship like the one in "My Very Own Church," equally amusing and nurturing. The silliness is balanced with the lullaby "You Are Mine," the pleasantly worshipful "I'll Do My Best," and "Planes, Phones and Microwaves," which enjoyably thanks God for education and scientific inventions. Go Fish seems to have found their strongest niche with this catchy, goofy, yet meaningful album.