|Studio album by Petra|
|Genre||Christian rock, hard rock|
|Producer||John & Dino Elefante|
The songs of this album are in the Hard rock category. The lyrics continue the theme of spiritual warfare 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.
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.
All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.
- "All Fired Up" – 4:30
- "Hit You Where You Live" (Music by Billy Smiley and Dino Elefante) – 4:20
- "Mine Field" – 4:28
- "First Love" (Music by John Elefante) – 4:10
- "Defector" – 4:30
- "Counsel Of The Holy" (Words & Music by John Lawry & Danny Kingen) – 3:37
- "Somebody's Gonna Praise His Name" – 4:02
- "Open Book" – 4:28
- "Stand In The Gap" – 4:10
- "Homeless Few" (Music by John Lawry) – 4:33
- Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance in 1989.
- Bob Hartman - Lead Guitar
- John Lawry - Keyboards, background vocals
- Louie Weaver - Drums
- John Schlitt - Lead Vocals
- Ronny Cates - Bass Guitar
- John Andrew Schreiner - keyboards, programming
- Tim Heintz - programming
- Bob Carlisle - background vocals
- John Elefante - background vocals
- Rikki Michelle - background vocals ("Homeless Few")
- Engineered by Mike Mireau, John & Dino Elefante
- Assistant Engineers - Jeff Simmons, Mannie & Greg Parker
- Recorded and Mixed at Pakaderm Studio, Los Alamitos, California
- Additional Studios: Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
- Mastered at Future Disc, Hollywood, California by Steve Hall