The Mandate with Robin Mark - The Mandate: Living The Adventure

Published Wednesday 12th March 2008
The Mandate with Robin Mark - The Mandate: Living The Adventure
The Mandate with Robin Mark - The Mandate: Living The Adventure

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 43894-13733
LABEL: Integrity 99712
RELEASE DATE: 2008-03-10
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The Mandate is, as far as I know, Europe's biggest Christian men's conference and now that it takes place at Belfast's Odyssey Arena it has an atmosphere, as this live CD conveys, which is at times quite breathtaking. Since his link up with Integrity Music, Robin Mark has become a major figure on the international worship scene and here, helped by a fine band, he leads a throng through a well selected set of songs and choruses. Particularly good is a stirring version of Keith Green's "There Is A Redeemer" though some could argue that songs like "Amazing Grace", the Maranatha! Music chorus "As The Deer" and "Be Thou My Vision" are just a bit too predictable even though these versions are presented with passionate Celtic aplomb. Overall, this is an album with enough impact to reach far beyond the men who actually attended the Odyssey Arena on 17th November 2007.

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Product Description
Since 1995 men from all over the UK and Ireland have been making the journey to Belfast for a day of fellowship, worship and teaching. In an age when the image of manhood is being obscured by action movies and advertising, Christ, the ultimate role model, calls us to simply follow him. He is all powerful, yet never uses his power to put people down. He is all knowing, yet never uses his knowledge to humiliate others. He is all loving, yet never uses his meekness to manipulate others.
The worship at the Mandate conference is very unique and previously has been captured on live recordings by the likes of Robin Mark and Stuart Townend.
In November 2007 worship leader Robin Mark returned to Mandate, to again lead this gathering of men in worship to our God.

Reader Comments

Posted by Rachel McCulloch in New Stevenston, Scotland. @ 10:40 on Mar 15 2008

brill music luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Dominic Shiells in Hemel Hempstead @ 15:45 on Mar 14 2008

This adds another fine offering to the Mandate Series, When I got a copy in the christian bookshop, even the guy who was taking raw plugs out of the wall was singing!

Posted by jimmy johnston in Armagh, N Ireland @ 22:20 on Mar 12 2008

Perhaps the best in the "Mandate" series. Passionate, rousing hymns of praise sung by 4000 men, led by Robin Mark and band at their best. This cd sets the standard for live praise music, it uplifts the soul and revives the spirit in us all.

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