Smokie Norful is perhaps the most distinguishable artist in Gospel music today. Aside from his phenomenal vocal ability and musicianship, I personally appreciate Smokie for the sincerity of his lyrics. With his testimonial-style song writing, Smokie Norful is set apart from many artists in the Gospel music industry. I believe that as a Christian song writer, one must first have experiences with Christ. In doing so, the song writer's work is then inspired by his or her walk with Christ. I believe that this is the case with Smokie Norful, for his passion for Jesus is expressed so eloquently through his work. I appreciate this man, for he is truly an inspiration in Christian song writing.