Music Album Review & Giveaway: Out of the Dark by Mandisa


ALBUM:  Out of the Dark
Artist: Mandisa
Manufactured by:  Capital (CMG Label Group)
Label: Sparrow
Format:  Audio CD
Release Date:  May 19, 2017

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. She 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! 

You can watch her talk openly about this on Good Morning America last week HERE


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Story Behind The Album


My Thoughts

Beautiful, emotional and sinks into your soul, Out of the Dark music album by Mandisa will take you on an emotional journey. It will inspire you to rise out of the darkness, and let HIM guide you. When music speaks to you, when the melody, the words and the message just envelopes your mind and heart, that's what makes it great.  Almost all of the songs in the Out of the Dark spoke loud and clear, at least it spoke to me of Mandisa's experience with depression, and how she, with God's guidance pulled out of it. I hope that when you listen to these songs, feel Mandisa's feelings and passion. That voicemail intro reminded me that I have family and friends that love me just the same. We will find light in the darkness. 

Enjoy this acoustic version. 


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this CD from the manufacturer. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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CONVERSATION

12 comments:

  1. I am so glad that Mandisa had close friends that helped her and reminded her of God's love during this dark time.
    Mandisa is a part of the summer concert series at Biltmore Estate this summer, my husband and I are planning on going!

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    1. I agree Patty. Praise God. That sounds like fun! Enjoy! Biltmore is on my bucket list!

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  2. I hear this inspiring lady's voice on The Message. I'm happy to know the story behind this album and her message for all of us. I see on Facebook that there is a live streaming of her new music on Saturday and if I am near my computer, I'm going to listen. I really enjoy her music and now I enjoy it even more.

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    1. So agree, Danielle! I always find able to see how an artist or a writer's work comes about makes it. You know?! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. My oldest niece, Lilly, introduced me to Mandisa. She would often share her posts on facebook and would talk about how much Mandisa's music and testimony meant to her. Lilly passed away two years ago on May 31 but I will always remember her love of Mandisa's music.

    Arletta

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that Arletta. Lilly sounds like a wonderful lady. You two have beautiful memories. God bless you.

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  4. I love her music. I wish I knew the right ones to help my son, as he is in a struggle right now with depression and being bi polar.

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    1. Lucy, I'll be praying for your son. I'm sorry, I don't know the right words or what to say. But I trust God will take care of him. Mandisa's testimony on this album really spoke loud to those who are in that dark place. Maybe share her story with him?

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  5. I always say "this too shall pass" when I or someone close to me is struggling through a trying time.

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  6. Overcomer meant so much to me while going through breast cancer. I am so glad to hear God brought Mandisa out of her darkness. Sometimes God heals with the ultimate healing, which is not what we want because we'll miss our family members or friends, but we know that He does have our best interests at heart. When I hear of a young person passing especially, my thought is that there was something that would have been terribly hard in their future and God took them to spare them.

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    1. Gail. You are such a blessing. Your words are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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