In the past 10 years, Lawrence and his 40-voice ensemble have not only stretched the parameters of modern choral gospel, they have redefined it altogether.

In the past 10 years, Lawrence and his 40-voice ensemble have not only stretched the parameters of modern choral gospel, they have redefined it altogether. Lawrence's singular résumé—as both writer and producer —runs from secular superstars (Stephanie Mills, Mary J. Blige) to gospel heavyweights (Kirk Franklin). This greatest-hits collection is a tour de force of inspiration and entertainment. The classic hits are here ("Testify," "Never Seen the Righteous," "Seasons," "The Best Is Yet to Come"), plus the newly written title song, a stirring recitation by Lawrence with Tri-City answering in moving counterpoint. This is an indispensable collection from one of gospel's most important artists.—GE