Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Make Love/ Make War by Brian Doerksen

If you have been blessed by Brian Doerksen’s music you will be blessed by this book. Be brings the same open devotion to God into it and shares his heart with us. Using stories from his experience as a song-writer Brian talks openly about his own struggles and weaknesses yet never slips into the overly sentimental or trite. The story about the birth of his second son, for instance, is powerful.

The blurb on his website says:
In his first book, Brian shares the powerful stories behind some of the most influential worship songs of our time, including "Come, Now Is the Time to Worship", "Refiner's Fire", and "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)". Brian's hope and prayer is that the stories surrounding these songs and the truths they sing will awaken your heart to 'Make Love & War' for the glory of God!

It’s obvious that Brian’s songs pour out of a heart longing for God and he leads the readers of this book down that same path.

If you are a worship leader in your church this is a must read. If you are trying to write songs there is a segment at the end of each chapter just for you. But it’s not only beneficial to song-writers. It speaks to us all about being real with God and real with people.

If you have no musical talent at all this book is still a must read. It’s a glimpse into the heart and soul of a man of God who struggles yet comes out shining in His light.

Brian is about to launch into an exciting adventure with his touring musical,
Prodigal God. I look forward to the performance because I know it will be so much more than that.

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