A Story of Rhythm and Grace

What the Church Can Learn from Rock & Roll about Healing the Racial Divide

By Jimi Calhoun

A Story of Rhythm and Grace

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  • ISBN: 9781532653810
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 9/26/2018
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
Web Price: $18.40

A Story of Rhythm and Grace

What the Church Can Learn from Rock & Roll about Healing the Racial Divide

By Jimi Calhoun

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532653810
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 9/26/2018
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40

About-

From Saturday Night Rockin’

to Sunday Morning Reconciliation



Before becoming a pastor, Jimi Calhoun performed alongside many world-famous musicians, including:

Jimi Hendrix / Etta James / Hank Williams Jr. / John Lennon / Elton John /

Mick Jagger / The Four Tops / Martha and the Vandellas / Rare Earth /

Parliament-Funkadelic



In A Story of Rhythm and Grace, Calhoun weaves together engrossing stories about racial differences and reconciliation from his life in the music world and his life in the church. Reflecting on how he has often found more racial harmony on the stage and in the recording studio than in the pews, Jimi shows what religion might learn from rock and roll.


Endorsements & Reviews-

“As an African-American growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s, Calhoun knows firsthand about the effects of racism. His personal anecdotes about this period are eye-opening, heart-wrenching and exciting. . . . His historical and sociological insights about racism and the civil rights moment are fascinating. . . . Those looking for an unusual perspective on one of the most turbulent times in recent U.S. history will be intrigued.” —Publishers Weekly



“I love Jimi’s heart. He’s written the right book at the right time. This book is a great read!” —Dr. John, musician



“Musician and pastor Jimi Calhoun has accomplished that all too rare achievement—he wrote an absolutely unique book that fills a true need. Artists, especially musicians, have always led when it comes to bringing racially divided people together. May God use this book to open our arm and hearts to the rhythm and grace of the whole of humanity.” —Charles Peacock, recording artist, producer, and author of A New Way to Be Human



“Jimi Calhoun is a rare combination of storyteller, sage, artist, and pastor. Reading this warm-hearted, encouraging, and challenging book is like sitting down with Jimi for a dozen leisurely lunches and talking about what it means to be human beings with different skin tones and different histories. I hope and pray that this book will infuse hundreds of thousands of pastors, small group leaders, neighbors, and coworkers with new rhythm and grace.” —Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian



Contributors-

Jimi Calhoun

Bio(s)-

Jimi Calhoun is a former world class bassist who performed with several popular acts in the 1970s such as, Creation, Dr. John, Rare Earth, and Parliament-Funkedelic to name a few. He is presently the lead pastor at Bridging Austin, a Reconciling Community in Austin, Texas. A gifted storyteller and popular speaker, he has made numerous television appearances on NBC, CBS, ABC, and others, in addition to hosting his own weekly radio program. He is co-chair of Community Dreams, an Austin-based nonprofit serving urban youth, and a member of the Austin Interfaith Inclusion Network, which serves people living with disabilities. He is on the boards of the Interfaith Arts Council, Humanitarians in the Arts, The Pecan Street Association, and the Exnihilo Art Center in Deadman's Cay, the Bahamas.

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