“This Child of Bethlehem”
Amanda Joy Powell
Independent (release date: December 1, 2020)

By Robert M. Marovich

“This Child of Bethlehem” is a refreshing pause from the cycle of well-worn carols that waft through the air this time of year.

To a delicate arrangement and a disarming melody that is equal parts CCM and musical theater, Powell sings about the angels and shepherds who worshipped the infant child who would soon change everything. Her voice is evocative of Amy Grant.

It’s the first digital single released by the Ontario-born singer-songwriter who makes her home in Cumberland, Virginia. Her debut full-length album is scheduled for 2023.

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Written by : Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.