Christian music ‘family’: American Idol finalist Danny Gokey says “it just feels like more of a family in the Christian [music] market.” The Arizona Republic

Health book review: Gary Thomas’ “cheery and gentle delivery” makes his Every Body Matters a good read on health issues. Huron County View

Near-death account: Evangelist and inspirational speaker Evelyn Drayton details her recovery from a near-fatal auto accident in Anything’s Possible: The 47-Day Prophecy.South Strand News


Christian music highlights: The landscape for contemporary Christian and gospel music in 2015 had many highlights. Billboard

Maher ‘amazed’: Matt Maher finds it “pretty amazing” to get three Grammy nominations.

A royal rising: For King and Country’s rise to prominence was “a bit of a slow burn.” Sports Illustrated

Bill Gaither’s boomerang: For Bill Gaither, “giving away is kind of like a boomerang.” The Telegraph

Trio’s silver success: Phillips, Craig and Dean have had 25 No. 1 songs in their 25 year history. The Press & Dakotan

Kirk Franklin’s soundtrack: Kirk Franklin says Gospel music is “a soundtrack for the storms of life, for fear and trouble in the world.” Parade

Jason Gray’s message: Jason Gray’s newest album, Love Will Have the Final Word, “conveys messages of endurance and perseverance within one’s faith and life.”  Isanti County News

TobyMac, ‘elder statesman’: TobyMac is “technically one of the elder statesmen of the contemporary Christian music industry,” having ignited the charts since the late-eighties with dc Talk. Atlanta Journal-Constitution