Jeremy Camp Pens His Personal Story: I Still Believe
Award-winning singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp's story has inspired thousands since his debut in 2002. He has now penned this story along with co-writer Phil Newman and will release the book to retail in September 2011. Camp's book, I Still Believe: Discovering Hope and Healing in the Midst of Life's Deepest Valleys, is a personal reflection on his story of the passing of his first wife, Melissa, to cancer just months after marrying, and how he has grown in his relationship with God through the past ten years. This touching book portrays a full-circle account of Camp's story that has impacted his music.
"I've wanted to put this story in book form for many years, but it just hasn't been the right time until now," states Jeremy Camp about the timing of the book. "God was and is still working in my life, but this book is a result of the last ten years of pain, healing, restoration and new beginnings."
Within each page of I Still Believe, Camp opens his heart and soul as he shares with the reader about responding to life's most difficult hardships. He tackles how to turn earthly sorrow straight to God when faced with the passing of a loved one.
"As clear as things are now compared to the way I felt during Melissa's illness and after her passing, I still see only partially, imperfectly, and incompletely," shares Camp in the book. "I have tasted and seen the goodness of the Lord in the form of one life after another life changed because of the testimony of God's faithfulness, even in the midst of pain and sadness. There will be a day, however, when everything truly becomes crystal clear."
Fans have heard Jeremy share his story on stage and in interviews. Many do not know and will no doubt be touched by the complete story and details of his testimony and his heartbreaking story about his first wife, Melissa. Readers will also learn more about Jeremy's modest life growing up in Indiana, his struggles growing into adolescence and how the start of his music ministry began to open more doors than he ever thought possible. The book also shares of his unexpected friendship with Adrienne Liesching, which eventually brought about healing and restoration as well as a new life together.
Camp's deep heart for ministry and his desire to see the next generation become truly alive is so vivid within the pages of I Still Believe. Here are what others are saying about I Still Believe:
"We have choices when life hits us with tragedy or despair, crisis or loss. That's the message of Jeremy Camp's books, and it's the reason you will find hope and healing by journeying through the pages of his story."
- Karen Kingsbury, Bestselling author
"Jeremy Camp is an extremely talented artist. But what many do not know is that he has suffered greatly in life. Out of this suffering many of the songs we have come to love have been born and have brought encouragement and comfort to untold thousands around the world. Now, for the first time, Jeremy Camp tells his whole story. I heartily endorse it."
- Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California
"Jeremy's music has always had a powerful impact on me, and now I know why. Behind his voice is a heart that's uniquely connected with God. Through his pain, grief, sorrow, and loss, his life has become a crucible where the Lord's love and mercy are real revelations. Reading Jeremy's story has reinforced my faith in He who is able and alive!"
– Bob Coy, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale
JEREMY CAMP: GRAMMY® and two-time American Music Award nominated artist Jeremy Camp marks his inspirational return to worship with the release of his sixth studio project on BEC Recordings, We Cry Out: The Worship Project. Over his stellar 9 year career, Camp has established himself with these landmark accolades: Four RIAA Gold-selling studio albums including his debut album; One RIAA Multi-Platinum long-form video; 22 No. 1 Radio Hits across all formats; GRAMMY® nominated project for his last studio album Speaking Louder Than Before; Billboard's No. 3 Christian Artist of the Decade including five songs in the Top 50 Billboard Christian Songs of the Decade; Four ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards; ASCAP Song of the Year award; Five Dove awards including two-time Male Vocalist of the Year. Jeremy is a Compassion International artist. Jeremy and his wife Adie reside in Franklin, TN with their two daughters and a soon-to-be-born son. Additional information available at http://www.jeremycamp.com
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