By David Crowder and Mike Hogan
Wow. Reading this book was powerfully cathartic. Crowder and Hogan were able to capture in print the quirky yet brilliant aspects of the David Crowder Band that we all love. One moment the book is reading like any other book, the next you’re turning it sideways, then you’re reading instant message conversations, next your reading poetry and so on. And yet it all works wonderfully. They somehow weave all these different styles into one unified book, and in so doing take a powerful look at the connections between death, the soul and bluegrass music. They were able to put into print emotions and thoughts I had had in my own experiences with death in such a way that was liberating for me. Somehow, through reading their honest and real experiences to death, I found myself revisiting past grief and experiencing a deeper level of healing in the process. I would buy a couple copies – you’ll want one to pass around!
This review, by me, originally appeared in the Journal of Student Ministries.