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Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey Into Joy and Healing (Hardback)
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Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey Into Joy and Healing (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 01/11/2016
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The Bible tells Christians not to grieve as the world grieves and to rejoice in their sufferings. Yet when Christian author Kevin Ott lost his mother unexpectedly in 2010, he sank into a wintry depression. When life seemed the darkest, something surprising happened: while exploring eighteen C.S. Lewis books and thirteen U2 albums, he experienced tremendous "stabs of joy"-the unusual heaven-birthed joy that Lewis wrote about -in the midst of grief. This revelation not only pulled Kevin out of depression, it forever changed the way he experienced the love and joy of Christ. Discover Lewis's unique definition of joy, understand how to apply his revelations about joy to suffering, and learn to recognise and cooperate with God's strategic use of joy. Learn fascinating biographical details about C.S. Lewis collected from some of the best Lewis biographies and see how Lewis encountered joy in suffering. Enjoy a grand tour of U2's discography, with a special emphasis on their exploration of joy and suffering. Clearly understand, from the perspective of music theory explained in layperson terms, why the music of U2 is so emotionally powerful and how it serves as a perfect analogy for Lewis's concepts of joy and the Christian ability to rejoice in suffering. Find inspiration from the personal stories of U2, especially the tragedies that engulfed their youth in Dublin, and see how they worked through that grief and discovered a joy that has kept the band together for 35 years

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing
ISBN: 9781424552917
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 165 x 114 x 15 mm


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"Grace makes beauty out of ugly things," Bono sings, and Kevin Ott writes with openness, passion, and hard-won insight about the grace he found in U2 and C. S. Lewis when walking through one of life's most troubling episodes. Readers will receive the gifts of Ott's honesty, wisdom, and enthusiasm for life from this book, as I did, and will find that at the intersection of U2, Lewis, and scripture, he has built a richly layered playlist.
--Scott Calhoun, Professor of English, Cedarville University, director of the U2 Conference and editor of Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll? Essays on the Music, Work, and Influence of U2
U2 and C. S. Lewis! What an amazing combination that guides the soul soaked in sorrow into a place of illuminated peace. Kevin Ott brilliantly takes a deep emotional dive that surfaces in the presence of Jesus. I am so pleased to recommend this book to everyone who has known depression, suffering, and sadness. Kevin artfully combines his skill as a worship leader and inspirational speaker to help us understand the liminal space between brokenness and healing.
--Randy Phillips, of the musical group Phillips, Craig & Dean
Kevin writes about music in a way I've never seen before. It brings all the deeper things of our existence--joy, philosophy, theology, imagination, and hope--to life. It transforms you.
--Moses Sumney, acclaimed recording artist and songwriter, and a collaborator with the Grammy-winning artist Beck

Ott's insightful analysis and personal testimonial result in a persuasive and powerful presentation of the ability of artistic expression and spiritual exploration to aid in healing and growth. The author's own training and experience as a musician, composer, songwriter, worship leader, author, blogger, and film critic give him a unique perspective on creativity and the Creator. Readers will discover how it is possible to tap into unexpected depths of joy even while wrestling with profound loss.
--Rev. Jon Eymann, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, and Manager of Crisis Services, Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness
Kevin's intense hunger for God comes through on every page. This book does more than just bring joy into times of sorrow. It will change your life and awaken a deeper hunger to pursue God with all of your heart.
--Dr. Kodjoe Sumney, Founder of Mission Africa Incorporated, an award-winning humanitarian group in Africa, and the presiding pastor over the Annual Parliamentary Conference, a national prayer conference held in the parliament of Ghana, Africa

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