I fell in love with Mandisa at a concert a few years ago. I know I had heard some of her songs but never really knew who she was. I hadn’t taken the time to think about the singer, just the lyrics and how much they had touched me. I was sent an advanced copy of Mandisa Out of the Dark on CD and fell in love all over again. Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Back in 2013, Mandisa wrote and performed the song Overcomer. It was a huge hit in our house as it speaks about beating all odds and that God will help you through. Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected.
Like many of us when faced with a devestating loss, Mandisa fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the rest of the world. Mandisa believes if she had kept going down that road she was on, she would not be here today… but God stepped in and lifted her out of that pit by using her close friends to communicate their love for her and God’s love for her. This album is Mandisa’s way of letting her fans into her story – it’s called ‘Out Of The Dark’ because that is exactly where God lifted her out of!
I’ve battled with depression for awhile now. It comes and goes and most days are okay or even great. But some days are just too much. I’ve tried medication but it has so many side effects that I can’t handle and that makes me even more depressed. I found that certain things will always make me feel better. One of the biggest ones is music. It’s my lifeline. Lyrics can speak to me and they can tell my story. I found that all over again in Out of the Dark CD from Mandisa. Many of the songs really spoke to me but my favorite is Bleed the Same. There is so much unrest in our country. So much hate and so much accusations. We need to remember that what this song is about is the truth. Take a listen and fall in love as much as did