TobyMac – This Is Not A Test

Giveaway info at the end of the post.

TobyMac – This Is Not A Test
Label: Forefront
Released August 7, 2015
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ABOUT This is Not A Test

All right, friends! If you were a dc Talk fan, or even if you weren’t hip to them back in the 90s, I think you will still enjoy TobyMac’s latest album, This Is Not A Test. From the beginning to end, it definitely drops the beat. If you looking for some upbeat music to work out or dance to, this is it! Get this album (or WIN IT, see info below), and your kids will think you are pretty rad…if you’re a kid, you will think your parents are completely ridiculous but kinda cool, but not cool enough to let your friends know. Anyhow, this is not the typical genre of music I listen to, but it’s fun and has a lot of great featured artists. I am really diggin’ Like A Match, Love Broke ThruBeyond Me, and Light Shine Bright, but all the others are growing on me too. 😉 The links are to the lyrics videos or audio. Take a listen, and really listen to the words in the song.

From Beyond Me

Yeah, You gave me the stars, put them out of my reach
Called me to waters a little too deep
Oh, I’ve never been so aware of my need
Yeah, you keep on making me see
You take me to the place where I know I need You
Straight to the depths that I can’t handle on my own


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, along with his first live album in 2008. This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released. 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.”

This Is Not A Test (Deluxe Edition) Songs:

1. Like a Match
2. Backseat Driver (featuring Hollyn & TRU)
3. This Is Not a Test (featuring Capital Kings)
4. Lights Shine Bright (featuring Hollyn)
5. Til the Day I Die (featuring NF)
6. Feel It (featuring Mr. Talkbox)
7. Move (Keep Walkin’)
8. Love Broke Thru
9. Beyond Me
10. Love Feels Like (featuring dc Talk)
11. Undeniable
12. Lift You Up (featuring Ryan Stevenson)
13. Fall
14. Beyond Me (Phenomenon Remix)
15. Like a Match (Garcia’s Remix)


One lucky reader will receive a copy of the album This Is Not A Test. Giveaway ends Friday, August 14th. (If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing about your favorite album or song, or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, tweet about the album, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments to each extra entry with the link to entry if possible.

Other reviews of This Is Not A Test:
New Release Tuesday

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.

If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


56 thoughts on “TobyMac – This Is Not A Test

  1. Hi Joyce! My boys have been eagerly awaiting this album~ they both enjoy TobyMac a lot! We have a few of his albums and I really like the diversity of music in them. Thanks for the review to read and the chance to win! Take care.

  2. Fabulous! Toby Mac does it again!! We love this new CD …. perfect music to encourage & get your heart pumping on the treadmill! Another anointed release!!

  3. This album has such fun grooves. We went to Outcry 2015 last week, so personally I’m really digging Hillsong Empires. But my kids would love to rock out to this in the van!!

  4. We actually do not own any Toby Mac. Hearing about him through friends…I have been thinking of getting his albums for my children. I don’t want them influenced by friends to listen to secular groups. They thoroughly enjoy my worship music but I know as they begin to reach teenage years other music may begin to be appealing.

    • ayalas0242, I love that you want them to be intentional about their music choices. I recently saw something that compared “bad” lyrics from a few decades ago to “bad” lyrics now, and it is much worse now that back then.

  5. I am a DC Talk fan since Heaven Bound, and my 3 year old requests TobyMac by name. Her favorite is “Forgiveness” from Eye on It (and she knows every word!). Thanks for the offering the giveaway!

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