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192 pages
Jan 2005
Multnomah Publishing

The Way I Was Made: Words & Music for an Unusual Life

by Chris Tomlin

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Chris Tomlin, one of the leaders in the contemporary Christian worship movement, writes about living your life as one who exists to glorify God in The Way I Was Made. Tomlin’s focus for writing this book is to encourage believers “to spread [God’s] renown to everyone we meet by what we say and do.” He accomplishes this in a very readable and personal format.

Tomlin communicates this theme by using the backdrop of his own life story and how he has personally pursued being one who seeks to glorify God in all he does. His personal stories are quite engaging and often humorous. However, mixed in with these personal stories are some wonderful biblical insights into how we, as believers, can practically and profoundly understand “why we were made.”

The author has done a truly terrific job of encouraging the reader to “shine the spotlight on God” in his life. Not only will Tomlin’s growing fan base find this book an essential addition to their book collection, but many outside of the contemporary worship movement will find great insight into their own pursuit of being “God-glorifiers.”

This book is a must-read for all burgeoning worship leaders, as well as all who want a fresh challenge in their pursuit to glorify God. Readers will gain a new appreciation for this talented songwriter/worship leader and the stories behind his most popular songs, such as “Forever,” “We Fall Down,” “Enough,” “Indescribable,” and others. Get a copy for yourself and that promising young worship leader--and possibly the “old” one, too--in your congregation. – Todd Burgett, Christian Book

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Dance like there’s no one watching

The Bible clearly shows that we have been uniquely created for a purposeful life, but it’s not meant to be about us, or our career, or our fame. It’s all about God, and His glory. That’s the purpose of Chris Tomlin’s first book—to get you to think of yourself as one of God’s fame builders. You and I are formed from the dust of His creation and given breath for this reason: to spread His renown to everyone we meet by what we say and do.

It’s the way we were made.

The writer of many of today’s most cherished youth-oriented worship songs guides readers in a personal and deeper discovery of living for God’s glory.