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Lessons From the Road
by Nigel James
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Authentic, 2008 (2008)

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* * *   Reviewed by Melissa Parcel

For the past eight years, Nigel James, a native of Cardiff, Wales, has been the road pastor for the Christian band Third Day. In the book Lessons From the Road, he provides insights into the band, its members, and answers a large number of questions about Third Day in the process. Mingled in with the behind-the-scenes information are various devotions and studies that James has done with the band over the years.

James' narrative is broken up by excerpts from blog postings of Third Day members, as well as answers to specific questions the band members have been asked. The men discuss things like: what inspired them to write certain songs, the writing process the band goes through, and how they deal with homesickness while on the road. With James' help, they also explore the subject of fame and how the band stays spiritually grounded when they are such a phenomenon.

I truly appreciated Lessons From the Road. It answered every question I had about the band, and gave some wonderful insights into the characters of Tai Anders, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee, and Mac Powell, the band members. Nigel James has a very friendly way of communicating; it almost feels like he is sitting down across from the reader having a conversation. And if you have ever wondered about the Christian authenticity of Third Day - do they practice what they preach? Then your questions will be answered here, with a resounding yes!

The pacing is very quick and most will be able to read the book rapidly. You can spend time with the devotions, looking up the Bible verses and applying the questions to your own life. The studies are insightful with personal application to every reader. This book would be a great gift for a worship pastor or worship leader/team member, and would also make a great addition to a church library. This fascinating book will appeal to a wide variety of readers and anyone who enjoys Christian music.

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