The Long Surrender by by Over the Rhine

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Fans of Over the Rhine will agree that The Long Surrender is one of their top albums. Rich and mournful, it will accompany you through suffering and joy, and it will welcome you into beauty. It will welcome you because, when you hear their words, you know that Over the Rhine has been where you are. “All my favorite people are broken,” they sing, “believe me, my heart should know.” (Great Speckled Dog)

About the Author

Allison Backous teaches at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a member of Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church.