Throughout the struggles of life and in times of great love and joy, many people are affected emotionally by music. The Bible and popular music are the subjects of this book, which tries to make sense out of life's complexities — work, relationships, family, politics, and religion — through the contemporary music of today.
Music touches us at our deepest emotional level. It comforts our sorrows, reminds us of old memories and specific times in the past, and makes us smile or cry. As humans, we encounter numerous temptations, go through many dark experiences, and want answers to life's dilemmas. Currie describes these experiences as "deserts"— places and times when we feel alone, scared, and hopeless. He then offers his thoughts and experiences through music as a companion and comfort in our time of need.
This book is a testimony, not a theory, of Gods wonderful grace. David has spent many of his days traveling the desert roads. To know him today is to see the sustaining grace of God in his life. I like the book. David did not LEAD a statewide organization, he SERVED a statewide organization.This is not the product of emotional thoughts and warm fuzzy feelings. Rather, it is the result of hard study and serious questions in his life.
— Tom Ruane
Baptist General Convention of Texas