Label: Sonlite Records
Producer: Jeff Collins, Mark Bishop
Songs: â€œItâ€™s A Beautiful Day,â€ â€œGod Needs Ministers,â€ â€œAre You Ready For Perfect Love?â€ â€œItâ€™s All Good,â€ â€œIâ€™ll Just Keep Rowing,â€ â€œYou Canâ€™t Say He Didnâ€™t Love Us,â€ â€œIâ€™m Just Changing Mountains,â€ â€œHome Grown Tomatoes,â€ â€œThe Man On The Other Cross,â€ â€œLost, Lost, Lostâ€
One of Southern gospelâ€™s most beloved singer-songwriters is back with yet another stellar recording. Mark Bishop hopes to lift spirits with his new CD entitled â€œBeautiful Day.â€ This recording features 10 songs that encourage people to trust in God and be witnesses to this lost world.
The CD opens with two great uptempo tracks â€œItâ€™s A Beautiful Day,â€ and â€œGod Needs Ministers.â€ The title track encourages listeners to look on the bright side of life. Donâ€™t let the gloomy days get you down. Jeff Chapman, Chris Allman, and Mylon Hayes join him to make this a fun quartet song.Â
Amber Eppinette of 11th Hour joins him on â€œGod Needs Ministers,â€ which reminds us to shine Godâ€™s light in every situation. Be a soul reacher in everyday life. Eppinette also joins Bishop on the powerful ballad â€œAre You Ready For Perfect Love?â€ which praises Christ for his transforming love.Â
â€œItâ€™s All Good,â€ is a fun, groovy tune that reminds us that with God in our lives, happiness is not hard to find. â€œIâ€™ll Just Keep Rowing,â€ is a stellar mid-tempo track that simply says: Jesus is the captain of my boat. I will trust him and just keep rowing.Â
â€œYou Canâ€™t Say He Didnâ€™t Love Us,â€ is a beautiful ballad that simply reminds us that God loved us so much that He sacrificed himself to save us from our sins. Bishop picks the tempo back up with the fun â€œIâ€™m Just Changing Mountains.â€ This clever tune tells of persevering through the trials of life. God has our best interests at heart and will always be with you.Â
Perhaps the standout track on the album, the cut â€œHome Grown Tomatoes,â€ tells the story of Brother Joe, a country preacher serving as a witness to everyone he meets. He visits churchgoerâ€™s homes with a bible in one hand and a bag of home grown tomatoes in the other.
â€œThe Man On The Other Cross,â€ a well crafted ballad, tells of the other men on the crosses next to Christ. This powerful song proclaims: I want to be like the man on the cross who found forgiveness.Â
This outstanding album closes with â€œLost, Lost, Lost,â€ a tender ballad that tells the story of being found in Christ. I was lost, but then I found Jesus who gave me purpose and new life.
â€œBeautiful Dayâ€ is yet another powerful and well crafted album from Mark Bishop. This recording not only features fantastic vocals from Bishop, but deeply moving and anointed songs. A must buy for fans of Bishop and Southern gospel fans alike. 4.5 out ofÂ 5 stars.
For more information: www.markbishopmusic.com
Guest CD Review by Justin Gilmore of Southern Gospel Spotlight.