Certainly not one to have on while doing the ironing, but this is a wonderful work of hillbilly/gothic music (It's possibly unfair to classify it as 'Christian Rock', as there are fewer overtly religious lyrics than on previous Woven Hand albums...God's still there, just more subtly). I should point out, though, that I think the instrument that the previous reviewer described as a violin is actually a nyckelharpa, or possibly a hurdy-gurdy (which Edwards has been known to play on other recordings, and other tracks on this same album).
You can hear all kinds of unlikely influences coming together on this record, the banjo and the church organ on track 3 weaving a sparkly olde-worldey church in the backwoods impression, and track 10 sounding like nothing so much as one of Joy Division's gloomier moments. The only track in a major key is the instrumental 'Bible and Bird', which is a surprisingly easygoing piece of drivetime country music, heavy on the slide guitar. If you know 16 Horsepower, you may be disappointed that this record doesn't rock as much as Edwards's previous band, but there is a brooding intensity to it that more than makes up.