The Hurt & The Healer (CD)
"The Hurt & The Healer is a celebration of that moment when these two worlds collide.... the deep need for healing and the God who provides it, " remarks lead vocalist Bart Millard.
Produced by Brown Bannister and Dan Muckala, The Hurt & The Healer features signature MercyMe anthems, engaging pop songs and worshipful and intimate moments.
"For whatever reason, God has called us to help people through the healing process, so as we began this project, we thought, 'do we even try to fight it, this is kind of who we are,' " said Millard recalling songs like their worldwide hit "I Can Only Imagine," "Homesick," "Bring the Rain," "Finally Home" and more. "The idea is to create an album to help bring healing to people, but not just healing; even in the midst of life's worst moments, there's this irony of feeling more alive than anytime before; that moment when we embrace our kids a little tighter and we reevaluate what's important in life," he continues. "The whole album revolves around this common theme, but it's not all really heavy. We hope it helps people get to a better place in these moments that seem to cripple us at times."