One of Christian music’s most revered artists and respected visionaries, Charlie Peacock returns to the publishing world with his second title, New Way to Be Human: A Provocative Look at What It Means to Follow Jesus, slated to hit stores March 16. Published by WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc., the book offers an engaging, artful look at the Christian life.
With a foreword by Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman, New Way to Be Human examines the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life and ministry, providing readers with a fresh framework for how to live as humans in the way Jesus modeled. Peacock explains that this new way of living means telling a story with one¹s life-a story that proclaims a commitment to a kingdom agenda, while being a creative person of faith who expresses that faith through love of God, neighbor, and the earth God gave. In discovering and implementing this New Way to Be Human, Peacock points to the rewards awaiting a follower of Christ.
“I can’t wait to share New Way to Be Human with my brothers and sisters in Christ, and to the curious who are watching and wondering what it means to be a Christian‹a follower of Jesus,” said Peacock. “This book celebrates the world-changing accomplishment of Christ and how he pointed humanity in a new Godward direction. There is no greater privilege than writing about what Jesus has done and is doing. That’s my passion, that’s my word.”
The book also features a list of “Action Points” on how to make the new way known in the visible world, as well as suggestions for further reading. In addition, a section of New Way to Be Human is devoted to the Art House, a Nashville center founded by Peacock and dedicated to hospitality, art and biblical study.
“I am thrilled that we are publishing this title,” said Don Pape, publisher, WaterBrook Press. “Charlie and his wife Andi live a ‘new way to be human’ and it is truly contagious. I pray that the message of this book impacts me first, then my children and their children and their children’s children. Charlie is giving our generation a thought-provoking legacy worthy of the Jesus he so lovingly emulates.”
Named by Billboard’s “Encyclopedia of Record Producers” as one of the 500 most important producers in music history, Peacock has received a total of nine Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including three honors for Producer of the Year. A critically-acclaimed recording artist in his own right, Peacock is a five-time Grammy Award-nominee and has written 16 #1 hits, 25 Top 5 singles, and has had more than 200 songs recorded by both mainstream and Christian artists, including Amy Grant’s pop hit “Every Heartbeat” and dcTalk’s “In The Light.” In addition, he has recorded with such artists as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sixpence None The Richer, Nichole Nordeman, CeCe Winans, Bela Fleck, and saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Jeff Coffin, among others.
Charlie Peacock is the author of At The Crossroads: An Insider’s Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Contemporary Christian Music, a critical analysis of the ideology behind the system of contemporary Christian music and the emerging trends among upcoming musicians. On the issue of spirituality and music, Peacock has contributed commentary and opinion to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Talk of the Nation,” as well as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.
Launched in 1996, WaterBrook Press is an autonomous evangelical religious publishing division of Random House, Inc., the world’s largest publisher. In addition to Peacock, WaterBrook¹s family of authors includes such best-selling and respected names as Kay Arthur, Larry Crabb, John Trent, Liz Curtis Higgs, Steve Arterburn and Patsy Clairmont, among others.
“New Way to Be Human” by Charlie Peacock will be published in trade paperback and is slated to retail for $12.99.
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