This is Not a Test (TobyMac’s New CD – Review)

I am a huge fan of TobyMac – not only his music but the positive messages he shares on social media regularly as well. “Speak Life” is not only a song that resonates with so many readers, but it’s a message to live by. When I had the opportunity to review TobyMac’s new CD I was so excited!

TobyMac This is Not a Test - Review and Giveaway

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.


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.”

For my review I received the mp3 download of the This is Not a Test Album. I think one of my favorite things about TobyMac’s music is that his songs are always so upbeat and always have powerful messages. I absolutely agree with him about the power of music. I’ve been having a few hard days lately due to my health issues, and playing this album not only helped cheer me up, but I truly feel like it helps me bring my attitude to the place it needs to be and focus back on God rather than my problems.

I am definitely loving the This is Not a Test album. I just love that it is so positive and upbeat, and it makes for great working or workout music. Positive music always helps inspire me when I’m doing housework and when I’m working out as well. It helps me to remember why I do things that may be challenging for me. It is overall a great CD with positive messages and upbeat songs.

For More Information:

Visit the TobyMac Website
Connect with TobyMac on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vevo
Purchase This is Not a Test on iTunes
Also, be sure to enter the #FeelIt Giveaway for your chance to win a #FEELIT tank, items from the videos, and a TobyMac hat! Enter the #FeelIt Giveaway!


*Giveaway!!!* {Ended 8/17/15}

TobyMac This is Not a Test CD Giveaway

Would you like to win the newest album from TobyMac? One winner will receive a physical copy of the This is Not a Test CD. This giveaway will run through 8/17/15 at 11pm Eastern Time and is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email emilee.roberts (at) peaofsweetness (dot) com (consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email).

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  1. Ms Gretchen Ann Luper says

    Me Without You and Gone are my 2 favorite songs.

  2. I really like his song, “Speak Life”. 🙂

  3. We love Speak Life, Forgiveness, & Eye on It
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  4. Off the top of my head, “Jesus Freak” is the only one I can think of and I don’t even remember if that was one he did as a solo act or as part of the group. I know the song “Gone,” but it’s one of my least favorites.
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  5. Tracie Cooper says

    My favorites are Jesus Freak and Speak Life!

  6. Edna Williams says

    Me Without You & Jesus Freak!

  7. Karen Nadeau

    Me Without You is a great song. I love all the music. This is awesome.

  8. This CD looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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