Okay, you either know him or you don’t. He’s one of the freshest faces on the Christian music scene – and if you’ve seen his face, you’ll never forget it. He sports probably the meanest goatee I have ever seen.or coveted. Not to mention that his hair and 50′s style eyeglasses make you do a double take. He is the David Crowder of David Crowder Band. I like his praise music and am fascinated with his stylish flair. When I saw he
wrote a book, I was all over it like crumbs from breakfast on a big goatee.
I drove to the local Christian bookstore looking for a book entitled, the Velvet Elvis, (which they didn’t have), and ended up walking out with Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die. I had thought I had seen it advertised as sort of a Bible-study guide for small groups. Don’t ask me why, because that’s not what it is about. It’s a book on death. and our response to it. It explores many things about death from our feelings, what happens to the soul at death to dealing with the loss.
But even though the back cover – and scattered throughout – are references that Death is not the end all of all things, this book provides no real comfort. Yes, it does provide a whole appendix of Bible verses that have the word “Heaven” in them. but only in the smallest font
so that I would need David Crowder’s glasses to read them. Rather it is more of a catharsis for David I think. This 260 page treatise on death and the here-after will make the reader’s head spin at times. Not only is the writing style hard to follow, but just trying to figure out “the point” of what is being discussed is laborious.
When it’s all said and done, I like to have David Crowder on my iPod. just not my bookshelf. Having said that, if you see a copy of this book at a garage sale, you have an extra dollar or two in your pocket and an afternoon to blow on reading – pick it up. (By the way, we’re having a
garage sale in two weeks.)