Writes AP Music Writer Nekesa Mumbi Moody (Dec. 12, 2008):
“If you want to create a mix-tape of the year’s best songs, here are the must-haves for 2008.
“1. “Never Would Have Made It,” Marvin Sapp: Of course, a gospel tome is inspirational — that’s the whole point, hello! — but Sapp’s stirring song was more than that. It moved the listener to the core, which few songs, even gospel tunes, have the power to do.”