The Sounds of Love and Grace

Ten Sounds that Will Save the World

By Jimi Calhoun

The Sounds of Love and Grace

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  • ISBN: 9781532658143
  • Pages: 138
  • Publication Date: 2/14/2020
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The Sounds of Love and Grace

Ten Sounds that Will Save the World

By Jimi Calhoun

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532658143
  • Pages: 138
  • Publication Date: 2/14/2020
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781532658143
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 2/14/2020
  • Retail Price: $19.00
Web Price: $15.20
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About-

The book you are holding results from years of research carried out as I traveled the world as a rock musician followed by living abroad as a minister. Did you know that all the music ever created in the West has its origin in just twelve sounds? From rock to bluegrass, to gospel to the intricate arrangements of classical, it all came from only twelve notes. That happened because musicians found an infinite number of tonal combinations to use within the twelve-note scale. What today’s social ills have in common with music is that they exist because of a failure on our part to have a similar vision for the Ten Commandments. That vision is one of limitless applications for them. This book approaches the Ten Commandments in the same manner that musicians approach the twelve-note scale—with a desire to create something fresh, building on what has come before. This book uses the “ten sounds” to create a different melody to sing in the areas of racial injustice, disability, gender inequality, and to bring healing to the wounds that linger on in some communities because of unjust activities engaged in by some of our forebearers. 

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Empathic listening is essential to ethical engagement. It helps us move beyond confirmation bias and social segregation. In The Sounds of Love and Grace, pastor, musician, and ethicist Jimi Calhoun performs a contemporary cultural commentary in view of the Ten Commandments. Jimi’s words disrupt societal discord to produce new harmony. Listen well to his constructs and cadence as he moves us from hearing the ‘Ten Sounds’ as laws to violate to a call that helps us navigate life today for new direction and meaning in social solidarity for human flourishing.”

—Paul Louis Metzger, Multnomah University and Seminary



“Jimi Calhoun has a gift for seeing familiar things in fresh ways. Let him be your guide to the Ten Commandments and you’ll be amazed at how this ancient moral code speaks to issues in tomorrow’s headlines.”

—Brian D. McLaren, author/activist



“Come experience the work of master storyteller and ethicist Jimi Calhoun. This comprehensive and well-researched book blends philosophy, theology, and sociology into a song that we all need to hear. And like all great songs, you will laugh, cry, and never be the same.”

—Robert Watson-Hemphill, pastor and spiritual entrepreneur

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Jimi Calhoun

Bio(s)-

Jimi Calhoun is an author, minister, and musician. He is a pastor at Bridging Austin, A Reconciling Community in Austin, Texas. He is the author of A Story of Rhythm and Grace (2009/2018) and The Art of God (2015). He is an internationally known musician as a member of Rare Earth, Dr. John, and Funkadelic. He is Co-Chair of Humanitarians in the Arts and on the boards of The Pecan Street Association and Exnihilo Art Center.

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