A Creature I Don’t Know by by Laura Marling

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Songwriter Laura Marling has been on an interesting spiritual trajectory. Her first releases offered lyrics that didn’t simply profess atheism but portrayed God as someone to reject. But in her latest album, A Creature I Don’t Know, something has shifted. Marling sounds like she is beginning to profess something different: “And I knew my name, oh I knew my road,” she sings, “And still I'm low / Oh lord, am I low.” Marling is a pilgrim worth tracking with, even praying for, as she seeks new ground in her fruitful work. (Ribbon Records)

About the Author

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