From the Back Cover
Aaron Boyd began to sing. The audience that day was mamasans, go-go dancers, girls working in prostitution and "johns"- men who had traveled far looking for sex. His band, Bluetree, had been invited to play worship songs in this bar, hidden deep in Pattaya, Thailand, the human-trafficking capital of the world. As a guitar line looped and repeated, as heat and humidity pressed down like an unseen hand, Aaron began to sing a new song: "Greater things are yet to come; greater things are still to be done in this city."
"God of This City" was birthed that day, soon became a favorite at Louie Giglio's Passion internation conferences, and has since become the heart's cry of countless churches and ministries for their own communities. In what began as a humble, heart-broken prophecy from one man, the Body of Christ has found an anthem to declare its purpose: to be worshiping agents of compassion, justice and change.
When Aaron Boyd glimpsed a vision of God's love in that broken, oppressive place, he knew that singing about it was not enough. He had to do something more. In God of This City, he shares the biblical mandate for God's people to right the wrongs done to the voiceless everywhere. This is a challenge to the Church to live lives of worship marked by actions that will transform a world of cities longing for greater things.
About the Author
AARON BOYD is the lead singer/songwriter of Bluetree, a band born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Aaron fell in love with Jesus at the age of 17 and quickly found that God had a destiny for him within the world of Christian music. He formed Bluetree in 2004 and writes God-focused songs for the Church to lift as a banner over their lives. Aaron is married to Jill, and they have two children, Lily and Josie.
CRAIG BORLASE is an author based in Reading, UK. His books include, Gravity, The Naked Christian, William Seymour: A Biography and The Art of Compassion.