I bought this cd after hearing the song "He Will Carry Me" soon after I experienced a sad event in my life. It was an encouraging song. When I received the cd, my husband was pleased as well by the song "Running Just to Catch Myself". It made us both laugh a lot. This cd has been a blessing and I will probably by buying more Mark Schultz products in the future.
After watching Mark Schultz's Live: A Night of Stories and Songs, I knew I had to find some of his albums and listen to them. This is one of the first ones I found. I have checked it out from the library SO many times because I can't stop listening to it, but now I own the CD!!!! (I'll let it rest on the library CD shelves so someone else can discover Mark's music and get hooked on it!)My absolute favorite song on this album is He Will Carry Me. That song is SUCH an encouragement! Another favorite would have to be You Are A Child Of Mine. It has a great message!The song Closer To You reminded me so much of my Grandfather, who just died of an inoperable brain tumor. The line "...if they ask why I'm singing, though my life's almost through, it's cause I'm just a day closer to you..." is exactly what my Grandfather would have said as he was dying. I sent the words of this song to my Grandmother and she loved them!A MUST HAVE FOR ANY CD COLLECTION!!
This cd is incredible! It's by far Mark's best album to date. It's hard to find a cd that can make me laugh out loud, tear me up, and cause me to sing for joy, but this one has and still does. Needless to say, I can't stop listening to it! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR!!! Buy this cd. You'll love it.
This is an instant classic. There are Christian radio hits (such as "You are a Child of Mine"); there are crossover hits (such as "Letters from War"); there are songs that make you think (such as "Time that is Left," and "Running Just to Catch Myself"); there are songs that remind us that God is always there for us (such as "He Will Carry Me". I listen to a lot of music in a lot of genres and it's rare when I can say I like every song on a CD. This is one of those rare CDs. Even if you're not a huge contemporary Christian music listener, if you like Billy Joel, the Beatles, and music like that, you may love this work.