No Changin' Us
The glossy tracks and R&B-influenced grooves that earned Point of Grace a string of hits in the ‘90s and early ‘00s have been replaced here by twanging dobros and twinkling mandolins. But as the album’s title indicates, the trio remains firmly rooted in Christian faith, even if their lyrics now emphasize everyday struggles as much as eternal verities. No Changin’ Us unfolds like a series of small-town postcards, illuminated by the trio’s rich harmonies and Nathan Chapman’s warm, acoustic-based production. The well-observed details in “Hometown” and the title tune evoke heartland scenes, while “Love and Laundry” and “The Greatest Show On Earth” are wry, spot-on glimpses of family life. The songs most explicitly about spiritual growth — especially “A Good Place to Turn Around” and “What About Jesus” — feel like stories rather than sermons. No Changin’ Us closes with “Come to Jesus,” a moving alter call with a shimmering sonic patina. Point of Grace sound like they’ve come home at last.