This Moment (album)

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This Moment
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released October 23, 2007
Genre CCM, rock, pop, pop rock
Length 47:13
Label Sparrow
Producer Steven Curtis Chapman and Matt Bronleewe
Steven Curtis Chapman chronology
Musical Blessings
This Moment
Beauty Will Rise
Special Edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine 4.5/5 stars[2]
Christian Broadcasting Network 3.5/5 stars[3]
Christianity Today 3.5/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 squares[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[6]
The Phantom Tollbooth 5/5 stars[7]

This Moment is an album by the Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on October 23, 2007, through Sparrow Records.[8] "Cinderella" was released as a radio single and became popular in the United States, charting in the Top 10 on Christian Radio. Other radio singles were "Yours", which became a No. 1 single, and "Miracle of the Moment", which charted in the Top 10.

A Special Edition was released later, featuring acoustic versions of four of the songs from the album.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Miracle of the Moment" Matt Bronlewee, Steven Curtis Chapman 3:28
2. "Broken" Chapman 3:34
3. "Cinderella" Chapman 4:25
4. "Yours" Chapman, Jonas Myrin 6:39
5. "Something Crazy" Bronleewe, Chapman 3:38
6. "Children of God" (featuring Caleb Chapman) Chapman 4:12
7. "One Heartbeat at a Time" Chapman 4:04
8. "My Surrender" Bronleewe, Chapman 3:24
9. "You Are Being Loved" Chapman 5:25
10. "Definition of Me" Chapman 3:25
11. "With One Voice" Chapman, Matt Redman 4:58
Total length: 47:13


  • Steven Curtis Chapman: vocals, guitars, piano
  • Eric Schermerhorn: electric guitars
  • Lyle Workman: electric guitars
  • Paul Moak: guitars
  • Jerry McPherson: guitar (3, 7)
  • Tony Lucido: bass guitar (1, 9)
  • Chris Chaney: bass guitar (2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 11)
  • James Gregory: bass guitar (5, 6, 8)
  • Ben Phillips: drums (1, 5, 8, 9, 11)
  • Abraham Laboriel Jr.: drums (2, 3, 4, 7, 10)
  • Will Franklin Chapman: drums (6)
  • Eric Darken: percussion
  • Patrick Warren: keyboards, string arrangements and conductor
  • Brian Gocher: programming
  • F. Reid Shippen: additional programming
  • Solomon Olds: additional programming (5)
  • Jeremy Bose: programming (10)
  • Robin Ghosh: additional programming (11)
  • Shari Sutcliffe: string contractor
  • Joel Derouin: concertmaster
  • String players: Daphne Chen, Larry Corbett, Joel Derouin, Andrew Duckles, Tamara Hatwan, Leah Katz, Peter Kent, Natalie Leggett, Darrin McCann, Robin Olson, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Harry Shirinian, Daniel Smith, Vanessa Freebarin-Smith, Christina Soule, Josephine Vergara, John Wittenberg, Evan Wilson and Ian Walker.
  • Scott Sheriff: backing vocals
  • Caleb Chapman: vocal (6)
  • Choir (4, 6, 9, 11): Julia Anderson, Caleb Chapman, Emily Clanton, Courtney Gott, Meredith Hardin, Betsey Long, Wes Nelson, Will Nelson, Melissa Northup, Scott Sheriff and Robert Wise.


  • Producers: Matt Bronleewe and Steven Curtis Chapman
  • A&R: Brad O'Donnell
  • Mixed by F. Reid Shippen at Sound Stage Studios (Nashville, TN), assisted by Buckley Miller.
  • Recorded at Conway Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Additional recording at Bletchley Park Studio, Pentavarit and The Smoakstack (Nashville, TN); The Laundry Room and Emack (Franklin, TN).
  • Engineer, Editing: Rusty Varenkamp
  • Assistant Engineer: Valente Torrez
  • Additional Engineering: Andy Hunt, Danny Northup, Ben Phillips and Aaron Swihart.
  • Additional Editing: Ben Phillips
  • Strings recorded by Jess Sutcliffe at Capitol Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (New York City, NY).
  • Production Coordination by Dave Stuenebrink and Lani Crump for Showdown Productions.
  • A&R Administration: Jess Chambers
  • Photography: Mark Delong
  • Wardrobe: Amber Lehman
  • Grooming: Megan Thompson
  • Creative Director: Jan Cook
  • Art Direction: Tim Frank and Boerhaus
  • Design: Adam Moore at Boerhaus
Special Edition Acoustic Tracks
  • Additional production, recording and mixing: Ed Cash
  • Mastered by Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital

Critical reception[edit]

This Moment was well received by critics. Jared Johnson, of AllMusic, gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "You get the feeling that the man with the most Dove Awards in the history of the Gospel Music Association could write this stuff in his sleep. He's that good, and the tunes are that well done."[10] John DiBiase, of Jesus Freak Hideout, gave the album 4 out of 5 stars calling it "a relevant and inspiring album that proves Steven Curtis Chapman still has plenty to offer the world of music twenty years after his debut."[11]

Chart performance[edit]

This Moment peaked at No. 47 on Billboard's Digital Albums chart. The songs "Cinderella" and "Miracle of the Moment" both peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.[12]


In 2009, the song "Cinderella" was nominated for two Dove Awards - Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year - at the 40th GMA Dove Awards.[13]

This Moment
Studio album by Steven Curtis Chapman
Released May 27, 2008
Genre CCM, rock, pop, pop rock
Label Sparrow

This Moment: Cinderella Edition[edit]

On May 27, 2008, Sparrow Records released This Moment: Cinderella Edition. This edition has four additional tracks, including the acoustic version of the single "Cinderella". This version gained notoriety for being released days after the death of Chapman's youngest daughter, Maria Sue, who was one of the inspirations behind the song. The studio claims that there were plans for this edition a month before the accident.[14]


  1. ^ Johnson, Jared. This Moment at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  2. ^ Evans Price, Deborah (October 1, 2007). "In Review: Steven Curtis Chapman: This Moment (Sparrow)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 52. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jones, Jennifer E. (October 23, 2017). "This Moment by Steven Curtis Chapman". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Breimeier, Russ (October 23, 2007). "Steven Curtis Chapman: This Moment (Sparrow/EMI)". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 3, 2009. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Jones, Esther (December 27, 2007). "Review: This Moment - Steven Curtis Chapman". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ DiBiase, John (October 21, 2007). "Steven Curtis Chapman, "This Moment" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ Smith, Brian A. (July 15, 2008). "Review of The Phantom Tollbooth: This Moment". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Steven Curtis Chapman - This Moment". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ Wal-Mart This Moment: Special Edition on Wal-Mart
  10. ^ This Moment Review on AllMusic; Johnson, Jared
  11. ^ Steven Curtis Chapman "This Moment" Review on Jesus Freak Hideout; DiBiase, John (10/21/07)
  12. ^ This Moment on Billboard
  13. ^ Nominations Announced for 40th GMA Dove Awards on (February 20, 2008)
  14. ^ Steven Curtis Chapman: This Moment on Official website