Casting Crowns frontman Mark Hall was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. He wrote this song with Steven Curtis Chapman around his struggles with learning issues at school. Hall recalled: "The beginnings of this song came from the first song I ever wrote, called 'Fear.' Growing up with dyslexia and some learning challenges, Satan used that in my life to keep me very small and very afraid to ever try anything, to ever leap out of my boat and do something that I knew I couldn't do. I'm learning that God often puts us in the position to do the unthinkable knowing we're not able to. God's not intimidated by what intimidates me and if I can just understand that all He wants me to do is obey Him and that the things that scare me, don't scare Him."
"This was the first song Steven [Curtis Chapman] and I wrote on together, and he pulled out that chorus of 'voice of truth.'"
Released as Casting Crown's third single, this spent fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.
This featured in the trailer and the ending of the 2006 movie Facing the Giants.
The song won a Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year at the 2005 GMA Dove Awards.
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.