There are several new books out about Christian music. First up,
check out the fascinating “Pop Goes Religion” book by Terry
Mattingly. A writer for Scripps Howard News Service in Washington,
D.C., Mattingly writes thoughtfully and interestingly about the
intersection of faith and pop culture. “Pop Goes Religion” is fun to
read, with Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Left Behind, The Simpson, Johnny Cash,
The Matrix and others written about from a Christian worldview. The
underlying theme of the book is that you never know where and how God
and God stuff will turn up in the world, ya know?
Next up, there’s
Jack Hayford’s “The Heart of Praise” book, which shows how praising
God through the Psalms has the power to radically change our lives.
Worship leaders who want to praise God in a deeper way will
especially appreciate this book.
Finally, there’s Max Siegel’s “About My Father’s Business: Merging Ministry & Industry” book. Siegel is
one of the “higher-ups” in Christian music, meaning he deals with
contracts, signings, and other business-oriented stuff. His book is
co-authored by Pastor John Ramsey, Sr. Ramsey’s part of the book is
like a scriptural and spiritual pep talk to Christian music artists
about dealing with the combination of their calling and their faith.
Siegel later offers practical insight to the business side of
Christian music, so Christian music artists, especially the aspiring
ones, know how to handle their business, and handle it well.
For more info about these books, visit: www.thomasnelson.com,www.regalbooks.com , and www.maxsiegel.com.
From Christian Music Monthly
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