Mission 3:16 turns out to be Carman's plea to the church to return to evangelism, to help spread the word of God throughout the world. To emphasize his commitment to spreading the word, Carman has decided to broaden the scope of his music, adding elements of dance and mainstream rock to his palette. Of course, he hasn't abandoned the smooth CCM that provides the foundation for his music, and that's the key to the success of Mission 3:16 -- it expands Carman's reach without leaving his core audience behind. There are some dull moments on the record, as some songs suffer from weak melodies and hooks, but on the whole it's another solid entry in his catalog.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine