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First and Forgotten [Kindle Edition]

Jerry Wilson , Beth Jahnsen
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Book Description

From the foreword:

"These artists emerged at a time when Christian music was poised for a change. The convergence of musicians who had grown up in the church but were listening to rock 'n' roll. Pastors who had the vision to see that this music could be an effective means of bringing kids into the church. And, a few passionate individuals who wanted to find a way to share with the world the music that sparked their hearts, their faith, and their very lives.

The artistic relevance, the importance of it all, the lasting influence it may or may not have had on a fledgling industry can be endlessly debated. But the truth is something special did happen then, and it helped to change everything about Christian music. Most importantly though, it had a lasting effect on thousands of lives, mine included."

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About the Author

Jerry Wilson is a well-known blogger on Christianity as applied to the political realm and society in general. He is also an acclaimed NASCAR blogger and music journalist.

Product Details

  • File Size: 653 KB
  • Print Length: 478 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456486705
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UGAIWO
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,680,488 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars This Is The Same Book as "God's Not Dead...." October 26, 2011
Format:Paperback
This is the same book as "God's Not Dead (And Neither Are We): The story of Christian alternative rock's pioneers then and now, as told by the artists themselves", with the addition of a chapter on Chris Brigandi of the Lifters; plus, the type is a little larger in this book than in the original edition, redering the book thicker (476 pages vs. 256.) Plus, the new edition's title acknowledges the fact that the rock pioneers interviewed weren't just in the "Alternative" genre, as a reviewer of "God's Not Dead (And Neither Are We)" noted.

So, if you grew up passionate about the music of Altar Boys, Barnabas, Crumbacher, Daniel Amos etc., but now find that you're getting older and are having a harder time seeing when reading, purchase this edition instead of "God's Not Dead..." and you'll enjoy the larger typeface. On the other hand, if your vision's great but you want to conserve space on your bookshelf, purchase "Gods Not Dead..."!

Oh, yes, concerning the content of this book: it's great, well worth reading! I became a huge fan of Barnabas starting in 1979 and thought everything they did was amazing as they evolved over their career, so I was especially happy to read the interviews with Nancy Jo Mann and Kris Klingensmith (oh yeah, and Mick Donner too, although he was only on one Barnabas album.) It was a hard life these guys and so many of the rest in this book lived. Actually for me, one of the benefits of reading this book is to appreciate how sedate, uncomplicated and tranquil my own life is in comparison. Unfortunately, a message I take home is...DON'T GO INTO THE MUSIC BUSINESS!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read! May 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's truly a trip down memory lane for me - as a fan of 80s Christian alternative, it was filled both with things I already knew (10%) and wonderful new tidbits of information about these wonderful pioneers of Christian music (90%). If you have any interest in the subject at all, I can't recommend this book highly enough.
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