On Fire!

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On Fire!
Petra On Fire.jpg
Studio album by Petra
Released 1988
Genre Christian rock, hard rock
Length 43:40
Label StarSong
Producer John & Dino Elefante
Petra chronology
This Means War!
(1987)This Means War!1987
On Fire!
Petra Means Rock
(1989)Petra Means Rock1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
CCM Magazine [1]

On Fire! is the tenth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1988 by StarSong.

The songs of this album are in the Hard rock category. The lyrics continue the theme of spiritual warfare[1] featured in their previous efforts, with metaphors making reference to military subtexts ("Mine Field", "Defector"). The band also tackles issues such as homelessness ("Homeless Few") and other personal and social issues.[1]

This is the first album to feature Ronny Cates on bass who would remain with the band until 1995. With his addition to the line-up, the band started their more stable period in terms of line-up. Schlitt, Hartman, Cates, Lawry and Weaver would remain together for seven years and six albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "All Fired Up" – 4:30
  2. "Hit You Where You Live" (Music by Billy Smiley and Dino Elefante) – 4:20
  3. "Mine Field" – 4:28
  4. "First Love" (Music by John Elefante) – 4:10
  5. "Defector" – 4:30
  6. "Counsel Of The Holy" (Words & Music by John Lawry & Danny Kingen) – 3:37
  7. "Somebody's Gonna Praise His Name" – 4:02
  8. "Open Book" – 4:28
  9. "Stand In The Gap" – 4:10
  10. "Homeless Few" (Music by John Lawry) – 4:33




Additional musicians[edit]

  • John Andrew Schreiner - keyboards, programming
  • Tim Heintz - programming
  • Bob Carlisle - background vocals
  • John Elefante - background vocals
  • Rikki Michelle - background vocals ("Homeless Few")




  1. ^ a b c Eischer, Mark (November 1988). "Reviews / On Fire". CCM Magazine. 11 (5): 29–30. ISSN 1524-7848.