Writing a book wasn’t on John Cooper’s bucket list. But slowly, as he began to notice cracks in the theology of those who claimed to know Jesus, the @Skillet frontman realized he had something to say that would require more space than a three-minute song might allow.
“It wasn’t like I’ve always wanted to write my own book. What I’ve always really wanted to do was help train people in what it means to live for Jesus. For the first time in my life, it was beginning to be unclear as to what it meant to be a follower of Christ,” Cooper admits. “So, I set out to write a simple book that basically outlines this is what it means to follow Christ; this is why it matters; and this is why things are a little confusing right now. Just easy, simple discipleship.”
In his first book, Skillet frontman John Cooper tackles the reigning philosophies of our day and answers many of the burning questions Christians are asking in a world with no absolutes. From beginning to end, the K-LOVE Fan Award winner points people back to the truth of Scripture, emphasizing that the answer to every question can be found in Jesus.
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Cooper says Awake & Alive To Truth wasn’t written for well-read theologians. Instead, he wants his words to be accessible to the common person who’s known Jesus for a long time and is confused by the mixed messages the modern world is sending in regards to who He is. “There really are a lot of Jesus followers who don’t quite understand the faith that they claim to believe in, and I hope this book can really help them and be an encouragement,” Cooper says. “I’m not an academic. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t have a Bible degree, but I can say it in a way that maybe a lot of people aren’t. And I think maybe that’s how God is using it.”
While this is the outspoken vocalist’s first K-LOVE Fan Award win, he’s previously been nominated with Skillet for Group/Duo of the Year.
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