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Review and Giveaway for Jeremy Camp CD: The Answer

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This is part of the Holiday Tweet Fest! Follow along on Twitter at #htfest or follow @Choosingtolive so you don’t miss any of the fun giveaways, freebies, deals and games!

JEREMY CAMP “THE ANSWER”

To say that I was super excited and honored to get to review the latest Jeremy Camp CD called The Answer would be an understatement. In all my years of working as a blogger, I have found myself getting to meet many great music artists in person at various events and sometimes having the privilege to hear their testimony on a personal level. This was the case when I got to hang out with Jeremy Camp many years ago and actually stood beside him while he had me sign autographs (as a humble blogger!) while he signed autographs of his latest album that year. He taught me to use special silver or gold sharpies so they show up on dark colored objects, and shared lots of great tips.

Getting to meet him several times and hearing his music first hand was awesome, but it was his bits of testimony about all God helped him endure during his life that touched me the most. His fire and passion for living was amazing, and his strength of heart was so full that it gave off energy as if he was a light source himself. We all know WHO was creating that light source though, don’t we? It is the love of Jesus that shines brightly through Jeremy Camp and touches people no matter where he goes.

I really hope you’ll take the time to watch a few of these videos and enjoy the blessing of his inspired gift of music that God gave him. His music is a beautiful and harmonious reflection of that great light of Jesus even now in his 2017 album titled: The Answer. Guess what the Answer is about? You got it – Jesus! Once you are on the path to share the love of Christ with all your heart, it’s impossible to stop you! Jeremy knows how to spread the amazing love of Jesus and he has a very special gift of God’s love wrapped up in this awesome new CD for you this year! Don’t miss hearing ALL the terrific songs on his new album THE ANSWER!

Social Corner: Watch some of these song videos of his new album!
Word Of Life Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrX2tGgADu0
Word Of Life Song Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGuxZC7Ncn4
The Answer Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQHXJi1EhDM

Ready to buy this great new CD for gift giving this holiday season or for your own listening pleasure? Grab it HERE

Official Hashtag:
#TheAnswer

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter for a chance to win your own copy of Jeremy Camp CD: The Answer! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congratulations to our winner: Nicholas W.!!
Prize: One winner will receive a physical CD of the new album The Answer by Jeremy Camp!
Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.
Location: Open to continental US.
Date:Oct 2 to Oct 11 at midnight EST! (Part of our Holiday Tweet Fest!)
How To Enter:
1. Leave a comment below sharing what you love about Jeremy Camp’s music, your favorite song or album, or name another Christian artist you love to listen to just as much. (counts as 1 entry).
2. You may get a second entry by retweeting this tweet and commenting below with your Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/Choosingtolive/status/914853482712190977
3. You may get a third entry by commenting on any other recent post on the blog.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  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.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

All In! Matthew West CD Review and Giveaway

Kicking off our Holiday Tweet Fest #htfest with a very special new CD by Matthew West titled: All In! Come check out this amazing album filled with the glorious sounds of God’s blessings on a man touched by God’s gift of music. What a great way to Praise the Lord – with an album declaring you are ALL IN for Jesus! I just love it!

 Ready to face all of life going ALL IN for Jesus and living the life you were always meant to live? What an incredible collection of great songs that both encourage and refresh your spirit as you learn to let go of the cares of this world and trust in God alone. Some of my favorites were All In (of course!) and others like Dream Again, Mercy Is a Song, Broken Things, Becoming Me, and The Beautiful Things We Miss. I really (to be honest) enjoyed the entire album!
My husband likes guitar more where I tend to like the drums and a dance beat or pop style in music. In this album there seems to be more use of drums than some of his others (to my happy surprise!) which gives it a real upbeat flair and some cool keyboard/electronic sound inspirations that always excite my musically oriented son who loves to play keyboard and memorize Matthew Wests songs for playing in church worship on Sundays.
 
Try the new Matthew West Album All In and be inspired!
Matthew’s heart behind the album:
Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their
lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?
Social Corner: Watch these great vidoes of some of the new songs!
Broken Things (story behind the song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BipPAfDq9ns
All In (Story Behind The Song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmjVt4zkkRo
Ready to Buy this new Matthew West CD titled ALL IN? Go here!
HashTag: #ALLIN
 GIVEAWAY TIME!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The Winner is: Michelle D.!

Enter for a chance to win your own copy of Matthew West CD All In!
Prize: One winner will receive a physical CD of the new album ALL In by Matthew West!
Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.
Location: Open to continental US.
Date: Sept 25 to Oct 1 at midnight EST! (Kicking off our Holiday Tweet Fest with this giveaway!)
HOW TO ENTER: 6-12 chances to win!
Get 1 entry for each of the following items you do below:
1. Leave a relavent comment on this post
2. Share this post on any social media channel and comment where you shared. You’ll find share buttons on this post.
3. RETWEET this Tweet 1 time OR Daily (once per day from Sept 25-Oct1): https://twitter.com/Choosingtolive/status/912391643898302465
4. Comment on any other post and comment here to tell me where you commented
5. Enter any other giveaway on our site and leave a comment on that post
6. Visit http://learningblast.net and leave a comment sharing what you think?
7. Bonus entry for my Giveaway Group fans! Just comment you are in the group. Not in the group yet? Join here!

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for delivery of giveaway prize. That will come from the sponsor.

Mandisa: Out of the Dark – Review and Giveaway!

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There’s just something incredible about God’s people being inspired to share what He has laid upon their heart and done in their lives to give Him the glory. Mandisa has already become a wonderful inspiration to many with her previous hit songs that our Lord had here share with the world.  Now she shares her heart and tells us the story of how God has rescued her from some of the darkest parts of despair in her life. Encouraging us to look to Him for guidance and trusting Him to be there for us always. Watch a short video of Mandisa sharing this story behind her new album here.

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.

No matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, or where you see yourself going in life, we all have a need for encouragement. Everyone can use a lift and a bright spot to help them through their day. This new album from Mandisa titled “Out of the Dark” can be that tool to help pull your down attitude into one of encouragement and gratitude!  Get your hands on a copy today and find ways to bless it to others as well. They will thank you!

I particularly felt blessed by this collection of “musical weapons against the enemy’s schemes” as you feel how much Mandisa pours out her heart to God in the lyrics. Her desire is to show us how much God truly loves us and rescues his children. We are NEVER alone during our trials or tough circumstances – God is there through the midst of it, gently guiding us through.

I always love songs that include other artists as guest singers or cameos so it was a joy to see so many great artists popping in for some of these great songs on Mandisa’s album such as Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin, Jeremy Camp and Britt Nicole!

Mandisa has a fantastic song on this album called “Unfinished” that I really think you’ll enjoy listening to. Check out the Acoustic Video for it here.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Now I give a huge thanks to Mandisa, Capital Records, and Flyby Promotions for allowing me to share a great opportunity with all of you! Here’s YOUR chance to win this brand new just released Mandisa album in a giveaway!

To Enter: Simply share in a blog post comment below telling me what Mandisa songs you enjoy the most, OR share how much you’d really like to win and why.  Each comment counts as one entry. You may enter once per day until the end of the giveaway.

You must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to the USA lower 48 states (Continental US) only. Void where prohibited.

This giveaway starts on Thursday, May 25 and ends on Tuesday, May 30 at midnight, EST. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prize.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the
Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Phil Wickham: Children of God – New CD!

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Time to crank it up America! Get excited for Jesus by living your faith out loud with this awesome new music CD by Phil Wickham titled: Children of God! In this energizing album, you’ll get excited right out of the gate as you hear the Doxology/Amen presented in all it’s glory to God!

Here’s the latest album by Phil Wickham and it’s incredible song list!

Phil Wickham “Children of God” CD
#ChildrenOfGod #FlyBy
  1. Doxology/Amen
  2. Better Than Life
  3. Your Love Awakens Me
  4. The Secret Place (featuring: Madison Cunningham)
  5. Wide Awake
  6. My All in All
  7. Starmaker (Above the Earth)
  8. Children of God
  9. Stand in Awe
  10. Body Mind & Soul
  11. As It Is In Heaven
  12. Spirit of God
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I’m having a really hard time choosing a favorite song as there are so many upbeat and lively faith-filled songs on this CD! Phil Wickham really nailed it with this one! He has been blessed with such a great gift to share his musical talents with the world, and I’m honored to have been chosen to be able to help spread the word about this terrific compilation of Contemporary Christian songs with you here at Love2EncourageYou. I guess if I really had to choose, it would be a tie with the songs “Wide Awake” and “Your Love Awakens Me”. I love them both! But, I honestly really enjoyed all the songs on this CD!

Check out this YouTube video of “Your Love Awakens Me”! It’s just such a great testimony of who Phil Wickham is at the heart and what he is trying to accomplish with his music for the Lord. Please enjoy watching and listening to this awesome song!

If you have the opportunity, please go pick up this Phil Wickham: Children of God CD and help support this type of music being shared in todays markets and on radio. It’s so important to keep talented Christian artists like this supported and encouraged to know we love their gifts from God and hope they continue to sing and share their joy of the Lord with the world through song for years to come!

Hope you get to dance for Jesus to this awesome Phil Wickham CD soon!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample copy of this album in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. However, I only share articles I feel are of value to my family and my readers.

Chris Tomlin: Good, Good Father – Song, Video and Giveaway!

 

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Have you heard the news?!! Chris Tomlin has just released a brand new song and video called, “Good, Good Father”! I am totally tickled to be able to bring you the news of this exciting new song from Top Contemporary Christian Music Artist , Chris Tomlin!

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Not only will you get to peek at his brand new song and music video, but you also get the rare opportunity to enter a giveaway direct from Chris Tomlin himself! Enter for a chance to win the Chris Tomlin Giveaway!

Please enjoy this awesome new music video from the song: Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin! Watch the MUSIC VIDEO!

Already excited to hear it and share it with others to be an encouragement? Me too!! You can grab your own copy of this new hot tune right now on iTunes! Purchase the Good, Good Father song on iTunes!
“We all have a picture of who we think God is. When we get do, the truth is that God is exactly who He says He is – a good, good Father.” Watch the Story Behind The Song!

It’s always a blessing to me to feel like I’m understanding the reason behind the songs some artists sing. I love the testimony in this song and all the back story. It’s wonderful to know how gracious our loving Father in Heaven is and how good He really is to His children.

Do you have a favorite Chris Tomlin song? Please share it with me in the comments below.  I’d also love to hear your thoughts on how this song makes you feel when you hear Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin. Looking forward to your comments! Praise God for blessing people with the gift of music, right?

Christian Books, Music & Movies Sale!

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Great Deals on Christian Books, Music & Movies!

Please help me reach my goals this year! Alright gang, here’s the deal I’m offering – I hope you’ll find it has great value for both of us.  I really need to save up to buy podcasting equipment and I thought this might be a great way to clean house and help you HELP ME by offering you the chance to buy some wonderful Christian books to read, music to worship to, or family friendly and Christian movies to watch! ALL items are either brand new that I purchased at the local Christian bookstore as gifts, won as prizes in giveaways, or some were gently used one time (LIKE NEW to NEW CONDITION) when I received them to use for a review. I will be listing often throughout the week, so please check back for new additions to the list.

Feel free to email me at love2encourageyou@icloud.com with the items you wish to purchase along with your Paypal email and I’ll send you an invoice through Paypal to make the purchase and help support Love2EncourageYou blog. I am more than happy to combine shipping as I know the cost of shipping can add up quickly, so just email me for a quote on shipping to your zip code before your final purchase and I’ll give you the estimated total. If you just wish to make a small donation to Love2EncourageYou to help go towards equipment for the future Encouragement Podcast I’ll be starting, feel free to send to my Paypal email at: faith flower@gmail.com

Thanks for your continued patronage and support. Each of you has helped make this blog what it is, and I appreciate your faithful readership! Many blessings to you and your family in 2016. Let’s have fun this year together and continue encouraging one another!

Know someone who might like to help or who would be interested in getting some amazing deals on new & gently used books, movies or music? Share this post with a friend by email or on your favorite social media! You also have permission to embed this post on your blog. Thanks in advance for spreading the word!

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Christian or Family Friendly Books, Music & Movies to Purchase

Here’s a list of titles for movies, music and books. Not all titles are Christian. Some are just kids or family friendly items. Email me or comment below on this post if you want to reserve an item or ask for pictures or more details on a particular item. Thanks! *All prices are listed without shipping. Please email for shipping quote. Most items will ship for between $5-$12 shipping in US lower 48 via Parcel Post. I recommend buying multiple books/movies and saving money with combined shipping costs.

  1. Susie’s Hope DVD (gently used one time)$4
  2. When the Game Stands Tall DVD (gently used one time)$4
  3. Mercy Rule DVD (gently used one time) $4
  4. Old Fashioned DVD (gently used one time) $4
  5. Joey and Rory Country Classics – A Tapestry of our Musical Heritage (Gaither Gospel Series) gently used one time. DVD $4
  6. Veggie Tales Super Comics Vol. 2 /softcover book (Like New – used for a review) Retails $12.99 (SALE: $6)
  7. Becoming Myself – Embracing God’s Dream of You by Stasi Eldredge / softcover book (NEW) Retails $22.99 (SALE: $6)
  8. Every Bitter Thing is Sweet – Tasting the Goodness of God in all Things by Sara Hagerty / hardcover book with dust jacket + bonus 2 bookmarks that match the book tucked inside the front cover. (NEW) Retail $16.99 (SALE: $6)
  9. Growing Up Social – Raising Relational Kids In a Screen-Driven World by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane / softcover book (NEW) Retail $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  10. The Biggest Story – How The Snake Crusher Brings Us Back To The Garden by Kevin DeYoung / hardcover book with dust jacket (LIKE NEW – used once for a review) Retail $17.99 (SALE: $6)
  11. The Hardest Peace – Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts / softcover book (NEW) Retails $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  12. Overrated by Eugene Cho / softcover book (NEW) Retails $15.99 (SALE: $6)
  13. Killing Lions by John & Sam Eldredge / hardcover book (NEW) Retails for $19.99 (SALE: $6)
  14. The Wisdom of Faith by Bobby Bowden / hardcover book (NEW) Retail $24.99 (SALE: $6)
  15. Magnetic – Becoming the Girl He Wants by Lynn Cowell / softcover book Retails $13.99 (SALE: $6)
  16. The Story by Max Lucado / softcover book

Other New or Like New items for sale including music CDS:

  • The Calling by Cathryn Clinton /softcover novel ISBN#978-0-7636-3373-8 Retail $5.99 (SALE: $2.50)
  • SIGNED COPY! The Power of Your Story – 40 Short and Real Life Stories Filled With Lessons by Alberto Sardinas /softcover book This book is from a giveaway I won! I actually met him in person at a blogger conference in Disney. This is a brand new book and is signed by Alberto Sardinas along with the message, “Best Wishes!” on the front inside page! (SALE: $8)
  • Kim Collingsworth – Magestic CD (Christian music CD) Brand new and sealed! (SALE: $5)
  • NF – Mansion CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • About A Mile – About A Mile CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Matt Maher – All The People Said Amen CD(NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Crystal Aikin – All I Need CD(NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Jonathan Thulin – Science Fiction CD (NEW & SEALED) $5
  • Jars of Clay – A collection of 20 Songs chosen by fans performed by Jars of Clay at Gray Matters Studio in Celebration of 20 Years of Friendship & Music CD (NEW & SEALED 2 Disc Set!) $7
  • Robin Mark – East of the River CD (NEW & SEALED) $3
  • Deitrick Haddon – The Best of Deitrick Haddon CD(Like New – used once for a review) $4
  • Gaither Gospel Series: Goodman Revival – Songs in the Key of Happy CD (Like New – used once for a review) $4

The Unmaking by 8X Dove Award Winner Nichole Nordeman

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Capital Records presents the newest album from Nichole Nordeman (8 times Dove Award Winner!) titled “The Unmaking“! Just released this weekend! Check out some of my favorite songs on the album such as “Name”, “Something Out Of Me”, and “Love You More”! She’s got a hit on her hands again with some of these amazing songs – great music and lyrics that you want to sing praises to the Lord with!


Love the beautiful picture of God’s grace that is painted in our minds while listening to these soothing and yet upbeat songs for the soul. I love hearing her songs on the local Christian radio and the songs from this new album, “The Unmaking”, are sure to be on there often.

Nichole’s contemporary Christian music style fluctuates from album to album slightly, and variety can be a good thing! I’m always happily blessed by the final outcome after listening to her music and words that the Lord inspired her to share with the world. I hope you’ll find “The Unmaking” to be a true blessing to your heart and give you encouragement to face tomorrow.

Visit Nichole Nordeman’s website and read her heart-felt message about why she sings for God. Very inspiring!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the new album by Nichole Nordeman called “The Unmaking”!

Location: Open to residents of the US and Canada.

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Date: Ends at midnight EST on Sept 13th.

“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media channel. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

New Album by TobyMac: This Is Not A Test

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Fabulous timing for the release of this newest album in the Christian music genre! Needing some new tunes on your way to work or school this fall? Check out the latest smash hit new album by none other than TobyMac! His new album “This Is Not A Test” features many guests, a couple pretty cool remixes and some hot new songs with totally jammin’ beats that share the all-important inspirational message or encouragement we all need on a daily basis from our music choices. Don’t miss entering the giveaway below!

While giving his all to this album (as always), TobyMac also added that favored musical rap flavor from his days with D.C. Talk that I loved listening to in college at Liberty (also where TobyMac attended!) I’m sure many of you have already heard his hit single “Beyond Me” that the radio stations have been playing from this brand new “This Is Not A Test” album, well wait until you hear the rest of this album – there are too many songs to name at once but I have enjoyed them all!

Some of my favorite songs on the album are “Feel It” and “Like a Match” and I love “Beyond Me” of course. I’m also tickled with the original style and music in the new title hit, “This Is Not A Test”. There are so many great things to say about this new album – the musical variation in the songs are incredible, the lyrics never disappoint from a Christian stand point (which is worth applauding!), and his charm and obvious gift for music shines through as much as TobyMac’s desire to use his music to encourage others in the Lord.

Five stars for this fantastic new album from TobyMac called “This Is Not A Test”! I strongly encourage you to check it out for yourself and grab a copy today! We love it hear at our house with my eight year old daughter dancing away to the beat of these catchy songs. My teen son gives it two thumbs up as well and can’t wait to play it for his friends.

About TOBYMAC:
Toby McKeehan(known professionally as TobyMac) is a husband, father, performer, songwriter, producer, and businessman.  Growing up in the northern Virginia suburbs adjacent to Washington D.C. helped instill his love for rap music.  While attending Liberty University during the mid 80s, Toby met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith and these three friends formed the Grammy winning, platinum selling group dc Talk.  Toby began his solo career in 1999 with his first solo album, Momentum, releasing in 2001.  Momentum has been followed by four additional studio albums, Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight(2010), and Eye On It (2012), along with his first live album, Alive and Transported (2008).  This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released.  Starting with dc Talk, and then going solo when the group disbanded, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience, and – perhaps most relevant of all – the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going.  “It’s the truth,” he says.  “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart.  I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart.”
ALBUM RELEASE DATE:  AUGUST 7th! 
Don’t be shy, come chat it up with TobyMac on social media! Visit on all your favorite social media channels and follow to learn more about TobyMac and the excitement around this incredible new album!



YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Includes a 3 part video series for the song Feel It (see link on the Feel It giveaway below) 
FEEL IT GIVEAWAY(Feel It will be the 2nd single released from the new album – and personally, I think it’s an awesome song!)
Tweet with us! Use the OFFICIAL HASHTAG:  #THISISNOTATEST

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Prize: One winner will receive a physical copy of the new album by TobyMac called “This Is Not A Test”!

Location: Must be a resident of the USA or Canada.

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Date: Ends at midnight EST on August 17th.

 

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a digital copy of the album for the purpose of a review. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook or any other social media channel. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Living Hope CD by Pizza Ranch Shines With Top Christian Artists

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What a surprisingly fun way to create a compilation of songs from top Christian music artists – through a CD for Pizza Ranch restaurants! I was tickled to get the chance to review this fun arrangement of high quality music with tons of great bands and single artists such as Colton Dixon, Franchesca Batistelli, Michael W. Smith and more! The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at pizzaranch.com/livinghope through August 31.

Hear Matthew West share about his participation with the Living Hope CD project:

Isn’t this such a fantastic testimony of God’s love and faithfulness giving HOPE to our lives? I encourage you to check out the rest of this post and learn more about Pizza Ranch and the opportunity to support this great CD project and pick up a copy of Living Hope for yourself or a friend!

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There’s a sincere message being brought to the nation here through this project too. Pizza Ranch provides a positive environment in their restaurants to promote dedication to quality atmosphere, good customer service and offering delicious food, plus a sincere desire to honor God in all they do. They welcome church small groups, family gatherings, and other group functions to hold get togethers at their restaurants around the country while enjoying high quality food and customer service during your visit.

I was personally able to play this Pizza Ranch CD filled with a variety of entertaining Christian songs for our friends visiting one evening in our home and their response was so neat, “Pizza Ranch must be a great company. I like this music. I wonder how they got so many artists together for such a cool album?!”

My kids were also very pleased with the results of listening to the album. My daughter says some of the songs were perfect to dance to! My teen son enjoyed the top name Christian artists and that some of the songs appeared to be original just for this album. Other songs were very soothing and peaceful with the message of encouragement making this CD a great mix  of music to play for guests at a dinner party, to listen to in the car while on a summer vacation or road trip, and while sitting out by the pool or playing in the yard with the kids.

About Pizza Ranch:

Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old.  It was simple.  Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza?  With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie’s mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born.  Pizza Ranch’s vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience.  They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
About The Living Hope CD project: 
On June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists.  Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope.  Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.
Don’t Forget to grab this great CD at a phenomenal price! The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at pizzaranch.com/livinghope through August 31.
From Adrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.:  “This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch.  Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album.  Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project.  As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope.”

FOLLOW Pizza Ranch restaurants on social media or visit the official website:

Twitter:  @PizzaRanch @PRServes

YouTube Channel – Features images and videos of the artists talking about the story behind each song! Check them all out here!
Interested in learning more about this amazing Living Hope CD project? Check it out here through the Press Release with additional information about the Living Hope CD project.

 

ENTER TO WIN!

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the new Living Hope CD from Pizza Ranch!

Location: Open to residents of the USA and Canada.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Date: ends on August 10th at midnight EST.

 

 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a copy of the cd in exchange for an honest review. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social channel.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Michael W. Smith in NEW Sky Spills Over Video!

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Wow! I’m in awe of the incredible things God has been bringing along for me to share with you here at Love2EncourageYou!

You are in for an amazing treat! Michael W. Smith has given a handful of bloggers the opportunity to share with their audiences today about his brand new video from the (totally awesome) Sovereign album called “Sky Spills Over”! I am delighted to be able to do this for you!! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win a copy of the Sovereign CD!

Here’s a personal quote from Michael W. Smith regarding the video:

“I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER.  It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night.  My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project.  But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video.  This video was a lot of fun to make.  I hope people enjoy it!”

Check out “Sky Spills Over” below:

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I can’t wait to hear what you think about this new video by Michael W. Smith! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Giveaway Time!

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Prize: One winner will receive a copy of the Michael W. Smith album Sovereign!

Location: Open to USA & Canada. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Date: Ends at midnight EST on June 4th!

 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou will receive a sample product in exchange for sharing about the new video. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook or any other social media site. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”