Rebecca St. James has wisely used the compelling “voice” that established her while still in her teens as one of contemporary Christian music’s most enduring signature artists, to continually bring spiritual encouragement to her generation and beyond. With an assembly of Grammy© and Dove Awards and the current promise of more new music to come, Rebecca’s voice next week will be serving her in her recurring role of best selling author at the International Christian Retail Show, being held in Denver, July 12th thru 15th. Denver marks the unveiling of her latest book, Loved: Stories of Forgiveness, scheduled to reach retail shelves in September from Faithwords Publishing. It’s a book for which St. James serves as General Editor on a captivating project inspired by the release of her self-written song, You Are Loved. In addition to the new book launch, ICRS this year also holds for Rebecca St. James the honor of accolades for her ’08 book release, Pure, being recognized in the 2009 “Retailers Choice Awards” among the Top 3 books of the year in the Youth/Teen category. Pure, a 90 day devotional in which Rebecca speaks frankly and openly from her own spiritual and personal life experiences, has shown strong connectivity with both reviewers and readers.
A young woman who has spent much of her 15 years in ministry using her musical platform as a way of exposing women to the power of purity, St. James’s message has grown in Pure to a broader voice espousing a Godly lifestyle in the realms of body, mind and spirit, and now in Loved, to the enduring power of forgiveness. Rebecca says of the new book being introduced to retailers next week in Denver: “Loved is a book about prodigals and for prodigals— which is all of us. God has His arms open wide, waiting for us, no matter what we have done. He wants us to run toward Him, and He will run toward us. This is a message of hope that our generation needs to hear. No matter where you’ve been and what you’ve done . . . you are loved.” St. James is hoping her new book will capture, inspire, and encourage anyone who has ever wandered away from God or doubted their faith.
Author: Jackie Monaghan
Date: 13 July 2009