An Update On The Book

I give you all a quick update on the book. In only 7 days we met our Kickstarter goal of $1000.00 so it looks like the book will be available by Christmas. Knowing that I redid the math and found that even with the amount we raised that we are still a few hundred dollars short of the original printing costs. Well over the weekend Beacon of Hope Bookstore donated 20% of all their Friday sales to the publishing my book. That combined with more generous givers on Kickstater over the weekend brought in $360 dollars more.

All that being said, if we raise another $600 it looks like we will be able to print hardcover books instead of softcover. We have until November 14th (18 days) to raise this amount so if we do then that’s the plan. If not then we will go with the original softcover books. To those of you who have given so generously, I can’t thank you enough. For those of you who are still considering I’d love for you to read the foreword to the book that Ben DeBono wrote and see if it doesn’t help you make a decision to be a part of this campaign.

You can read Ben’s foreword here:

You can back the project on Kickstarter here:



Rick Lee James

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Rick Lee James

Rick Lee James worship leader, a singer and songwriter, preacher, author, and Podcast host with over 15 years of experience in ministry. As host of the Voices In My Head Podcast Rick has worked with Jason Gray, Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Paul Baloche, All Sons and Daughters, Michael Card, Brian Zahnd, Tripp York, Brett Mccracken, Ian Morgan Cron, Michael Card, Walter Brueggemann and many more. In 2013 Rick released his first Live album of original songs called, Basement Psalms Live. In 2014 Rick released a book to accompany the album called, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through the Psalms. The book has since been used as a textbook by National Praise and Worship Institute’s Psalms survey course at Trevecca Nazarene University. Rick also was a contributing writer for the book, Renovating Holiness, edited by Jay Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward. Rick has also been a contributing writer for Worship Leader Magazine and has had a number of songs published by Lifeway Worship. Rick’s new album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ will release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are being published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.