This album is something of a departure from Nerida's previous releases and general public performances, which have been prepared for secular audiences. This time, in 'Prayers for a Broken Journey', Nerida clearly expresses her faith, some of the nuances of her own spiritual journey, and the foundations underlying her life and outlook.
"These are songs of comfort, faith and peace. Very easy to listen to, they naturally take you into prayer and contemplation of the presence of Jesus. Tuneful and beautiful, with a quite lovely accompaniment of guitar and violin, Nerida's clear and haunting voice affirms in flowing melody the unfailing love of God, there with us even in times of tears and brokenness. I love these songs."
(Penelope Wilcock, Author, Hawk and the Dove Series)
"Prayers For A Broken Journey” is a collection of honest acoustic songs hewn from the vulnerable, thankful, joyful and sometimes untidy adventures that come with an authentic trust in God.
Nerida Cuddy’s songs are a rich patchwork of faith, love and life, cut from the fabric of experience, Bible truth, friendship and reflection.
It’s an album that's definitely more porch than pulpit, more comfy sofa than concert hall, handcrafted, not manufactured, drifting with the familiar scents of home. I listen and I get a sense that these tunes aren’t for her, or them - or even me - they're for us.
Broken the journey may be, nonetheless Nerida’s songs - her musical prayers - ring a with a happy, humble hope, refreshing the weary and giving a glorious glimpse into the heart - and home - of the true disciple of Jesus."
(Colin Buchanan, Sep 2016)