A decade into his career, singer-songwriter Josh Garrels is still “making music his own way,” staying outside the lines of the Christian music industry despite offers to join its labels, and giving away his albums for free. Doing so the first time was a step of faith, “but then the craziest thing happened. All my shows that year were selling out for the first time,” he said. “When you’re generous, it comes back to you, sometimes even greater than the thing that you let go of.”

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