Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mandisa #OutoftheDark CD Review & Giveaway #flyby

Dark times can happen unexpectedly. I haven't really talked much about it on my blog but after my 4th son, I suffered from terrible postpartum depression. I had never gone through anything like that before. What should have been a joyful time in my life was overshadowed by this dark cloud. It affected my whole family. Thankfully my husband was my rock and support through it all. He helped pull me through. God never left my side - I'm thankful for that too!

If you recall Mandisa had a wonderful hit song about 5 years ago - Overcomer. This song was such an inspiration to many, including me. What she didn't expect is to go through a major bout of depression after. This album Out of the Dark is her come back and break out.



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:


  1. Voicemail Intro
  2. I'm Still Here
  3. Out of the Dark
  4. Unfinished
  5. Bleed the Same
  6. Comeback Kid
  7. What You're Worth
  8. Dear John Praise Report
  9. Good News
  10. Prove Me Wrong
  11. Mothdisa Interlude
  12. The One He Speaks Through
  13. Shine
  14. My First Love

Bonus Content (Deluxe Edition)

   15. Shame Off
   16. Keep Getting Up
   17. Back to Life

My Thoughts:

While I tend to like classical hymns, I do have a soft spot for on-point contemporary Christian music and Mandisa nails it with this album. You can feel her heart literally coming out in the lyrics. It is not a come back but a renewal. I loved this album just as much as I loved her last. It is perfect for those days where you need to get out of your funk. I so loved the introduction of voicemails from her concerned friends. That alone inspired me. That was my husband for me in my dark times and I can only imagine how thankful Mandisa was for all those calls. It means the world to know someone truly cares about you.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Out of the Dark by Mandisa!

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