Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Andrew Greer and Randy Cox for a reading and signing! This program will also feature music from the authors and special guests!
About Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth:
It may be impossible to measure the influence of someone as legendary as Rich Mullins, but noting the number of people who have profound reflections and memories of this passionate purveyor of the Gospel is a good place to start. Rich had a raw and ragged faith, and the transparency with which he communicated that faith touched the hearts of not only his fellow artists and colleagues, but also millions of Christians and seekers who have encountered his music. Rich’s ragamuffin style seems to speak to the imperfect believer in all of us. More than a tribute to his music or a biography about Rich, Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth invites readers to re-engage with the questions and conversations Rich began more than twenty years ago. “No matter the topic, no matter the person,” writes author Andrew Greer, “Rich’s words, spoken and sung decades ago, prompted conversations within our churches, our communities, and our relationships with one another that are still so obviously relevant today.” Greer pens his own reflections on Rich’s profound writing and offers interviews with Rich’s closest colleagues and friends, including Randy Cox who was instrumental in Rich’s early career, to showcase the wisdom of a man who unashamedly declared his deep desire to know and be known by God.
“Rich Mullins introduced me to an experience with God in the context of music that I had never known.… He made lofty ideas about God so earthy. He humanized God. He humanized Jesus for me.”—Amy Grant, multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter
About Andrew Greer:
A multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/ songwriter and respected author, Andrew Greer is known for his soulful folk-gospel sound, instinctively captured on his critically-acclaimed Angel Band recordings. The author of Transcending Mysteries, Andrew's stories have appeared in Christianity Today, In Touch, and CCM. A native Texan, Andrew makes his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
About Randy Cox:
Randy Cox has nearly forty years of experience in music publishing, including his work at Paragon Music, where he discovered Michael W. Smith, and at Meadowgreen Music, where he first signed Rich Mullins. Randy lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also serves as adjunct professor at Trevecca University and a consultant with LifeWay Worship Resources.