Ahead of its time
At least for the so-called Christian market, this record was way ahead of its time. It probably goes without saying that it didn't sell well. Listening to it now some 20 years later one gets the sense of the ambition of the record. (Darryl Cater couldn't be more right about the ambition and the tinny production.) A listener had to bring a lot to the table to digest this record. Nothing is spoon fed either musically or lyrically. This listener didn't know what to make of it then. Now, I respect it as pure artistic expression even if I no longer share songwriter Terry Taylor's spiritual perspective.