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Christian Musicians and Artists Biographies and Stories

Book Roundup

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You've heard their songs on the radio. You've seen them on TV. Have you ever found yourself wondering what life was like behind the music for these artists? Did you ever ask yourself how they came to know Christ or where those lyrics that have touched your very soul came from? The short bios that you find on their web sites or album jackets just don't seem to dig very deeply. The books listed here do more than touch the surface. They dig deeply into the lives behind the music.

"Learning To Sing" - Clay Aiken & Allison Glock

Clay Aiken - Learning To Sing
Fawcett

This memoir reveals the faith, purity and perseverance that honored God throughout Clay Aiken's rise to become one of the biggest pop stars of his time.

  • Number of Pages: 242
  • Publication Date: 2005
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"The Gospel Side of Elvis" - Joel Moscheo

The Gospel Side of Elvis
Center Street
Gospel music was an important part of Elvis - the man and the artist. This book looks at his roots and the role of gospel music in his life both on stage and offstage.

  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Publication Date: 2007
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"No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green" - Melody Green

No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green
Thomas Nelson
Keith Green was only 28 when he died in a plane crash with two of his small children but through his music and his wife sharing his story, his legacy lives on. This paperback includes excerpts from Keith's journals.

  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 2008
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"Unfinished Work" - Kevin Max

Kevin Max - Unfinished Work
Thomas Nelson
Kevin Max tells an interesting story about mistakes and issues we face, and how the only one you can truly turn to is God.

  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Publication Date: 2001
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"Church Boy: My Life and My Music" - Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin - Church Boy: My Music & My Life
Thomas Nelson
Church Boy tells the story of the life of gospel music star Kirk Franklin. He goes into detail about his tough childhood, his conversion to Christianity, and his meteoric rise to gospel music super-stardom.

  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 1998
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"Mahalia: A Life in Gospel Music" - Roxane Orgill

Mahalia : A Life in Gospel Music
Candlewick
Written for younger folks ages 10 and up, this biography is well written and the countless photos absolutely bring it to life.

  • Number of Pages: 132
  • Publication Date: 2002
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"The Last Dance But Not the Last Song: My Story" - Renee Bondi & Nancy Curtis

Renee Bondi - The Last Dance But Not the Last Song
Capo Records
Renée Bondi had it all until a tragic accident left her without the use of her arms, legs and singing voice. The story of her recovery is nothing short of a miracle.

  • Number of Pages: 285
  • Publication Date: 2002
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"Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven" - James Bryan Smith

Rich Mullins - An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
B&H Books
This biography gives you a much deeper understanding of the man and the music that he wrote.

  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 2002
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"Great Christian Hymn Writers" - Jane Smith & Betty Carlson

Great Christian Hymn Writers - Jane Smith and Betty Carlson
Crossway Books & Bibles
If you've wondered where the great hymns came from and why they still affect us so much, this is the book for you.

  • Number of Pages: 207
  • Publication Date: 1997
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"Touched by God: Black Gospel Greats Share Their Stories of Finding God"

Touched by God: Black Gospel Greats Share Their Stories of Finding God
Pocket Books
Written by Dr. Bobby Jones, this book is a very inspirational read for gospel music fans. It brings you the the struggles and the triumphs of some of the biggest names in the business.

  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Publication Date: 1999
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