Monday, February 22, 2010

TBGB Pick of the Week: February 22, 2010

“The Best in Me”
Marvin Sapp
From the Verity Records CD Here I Am (release date: March 16, 2010)
www.verityrecords.com

It’s an understatement to say that the past three years have all but belonged to Marvin Sapp.

From the spontaneously created “Never Would Have Made It” from his best-seller album Thirsty and the trailer-full of Stellars that resulted, through last year’s charter “Praise Him in Advance,” the pastor from Grand Rapids, Michigan and former member of Commissioned has come completely into his own.

“The Best In Me,” Sapp’s latest single and the first from his forthcoming CD Here I Am, has already shot to the top of music charts and playlists. Like “Never Would Have Made It,” “The Best In Me” marinates in a simple message: “He saw the best in me, when everyone else around could only see the worst in me.” God sees people for who they are, sings Sapp, and doesn’t judge based on one’s human frailties and mistakes. The live audience responds with public prayer and shouting, suggesting that Sapp has once again tapped an exposed nerve.

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