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CHURCH NEWS

Street Songs

A Musical Review By Eva Dunn

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Street Songs is a heart-felt, God-inspired collection of songs birthed from 26 years of Paul and Noreen Coca's street ministry in the cities of San Jose, Berkeley, and San Francisco. Although first singing publicly in 1978, the earliest song was written while Paul was on his honeymoon in 1982 at Yosemite National Park titled The Spirit and The Bride; the latest song is I will Follow, finished in 2006 (some lyrics written in 1997 by Noreen).

Most of the songs were written and sung by Paul Coca. Two of the most stirring songs in this set are the duets, simply beautiful songs where the anointing is most evident. Noreen's violin playing is lovely in Rose of Sharon and her song is sweet in The Lord is Faithful.

This CD is a blueprint of the passion and evangelistic hearts Paul and Noreen have for the lost, for those with broken hearts and broken lives and how this passion sustained their extensive ministry years.

Standing in the rain, jeered by onlooking crowds, spat upon and insulted, nothing would deter them from the passionate fire God had dropped into their hearts for those needing Christ. This fire fueled their desire to keep fighting the good fight, preaching salvation on the streets of the cities. Ministering through SOS Ministries in open air outreaches held in San Francisco and Berkeley. Through the years, the Coca's would pray before concerts, and wait for a sign from the Lord, wait to see who He would bring, those whose opportunity had come to receive Him. God stands at the door knocking.

The Coca's are open vessels, filled with God's love, ready to pour into desperate hearts; He is the answer to the darkness in other's lives. My husband and I were blessed as we listened to this CD. We discussed it afterwards and found we were in agreement; we were humbled by the music, the lyrics, the pure sincerity of the message; our spirits were refreshed as the anointing brought peaceful joy and assurance of God's great love.

This is a remarkable musical experience. You will enjoy making it a part of your worship music library. Published by Chuck Girard, this CD was engineered and mixed by Mike Childers. This CD may be purchased at Firefall Jewelers or online at www.paulcoca.com where you can also listen to audio clips. Visit the Coca's at www.myspace.com/paulnoreencoca for more info.

The Coca's own Firefall Jewelers on Main Street in Angels Camp, phone 209736-1550.Also vist them online at www.firefallgold.com