Reviewed by Dale Lewis
10 by Mercy Me
"MercyMe and their music are authentic, genuine, real, God-honoring and humble."
ago, Bart Millard, MercyMe lead singer penned a heartfelt "I
Can Only Imagine," based on his father's early death. Two million units
later, MercyMe celebrates this milestone anniversary with a CD/DVD package.
MercyMe and their music are authentic, genuine, real, God-honoring and humble. I don’t believe I’m overstating the obvious when I say that MercyMe is one of the premier Christian groups today.
The CD features 12 of MercyMe's best-loved songs. Spanning their five studio releases as well as three bonus tracks, the CD includes a fresh new recording of "I Can Only Imagine" with the London Symphony Orchestra, the never-before-released track "Only Temporary," plus "10 Simple Rules,” a playful kids' melody on the Ten Commandments. Rather than packaging the CD as a chronology from earliest to most recent hits, the arrangement offers songs about self-reflection, praise and worship and then personal prayer.
being a showcase for several of their videos, both the live and conceptual,
the DVD features
bonus of the Faith and Fame documentary on Mercy
Me. The “Did You Know?” story behind the mega hit "I Can
Only Imagine" is touching and personal. It is obvious why this song
has had so much impact on both Christ-followers and seekers of hope. "Here
with Me," "You Reign," and "Finally Home" are the
live performances included on this collector’s DVD.
If you want all the best titles by MercyMe, then this collection is for you. Even if you already memorized the lyrics of every song or have heard the songs a hundred times, get “10” just for the extra songs and the sweet DVD.