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A written and visual complement to the documentary film of the same name, The Jesus Music brings the history of a movement to life. Featuring Contemporary Christian Music artists across five decades, listeners will experience the story that has united and changed the lives of people around the world.

The Jesus Music: A Visual Story of Redemption as Told by Those Who Lived It shares that story: people creating something they wanted, something that never existed before. Written by music and film historian Marshall Terrill, the book accompanies a documentary film by award-winning directors Jon and Andy Erwin; this written and visual narrative of the genre features historic concerts and candid behind-the-scenes photographs throughout.

The Jesus Music explores the history, evolution, and redemptive thread of Contemporary Christian music over the last 50 years as it spans the convergence of rock and roll, country, and gospel music. As CCM grows, readers will see California artists as much a part of hippie culture as Christian culture, religious-focused bands and songs denounced by some church leaders of the day, and best-selling artists who rose, and sometimes fell from fame, as they journey through the music and experience the often delicate balances between faith, fame, mission, and humanity as they relate to Christian music. 

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A really great book!

Mispronunciations were rampant, but the story is great! As someone who was a "Pioneer" in Christian radio, starting in 1977.

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I remember so much of this what a story we have and thankful for Dallas Holm, Don Francisco and all the other pioneers!