We’re big fans of Rich Mullins and his music. I can look back on one of the roughest times of our lives and point to specific Rich Mullins songs that encouraged us to keep going. More than once, the song My Deliverer played at just the right time.
While you may know Rich Mullins for his worship song Awesome God, do you know the story of his life behind the scenes? The new DVD Ragamuffin gives us a glimpse into what real life was like for this singer-songwriter.
Ragamuffin is based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.
I appreciate Rich’s struggles and the way he offered his gift. His music still leads us to the throne of grace today.
One Simple Pen reader will win a copy of the Ragamuffin DVD. To enter, simply leave a comment. If you’d like to tell us your favorite Rich Mullins song, that would be fun!
Entries will remain open until Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 9 p.m. EST. One winner will be randomly chosen. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen. U.S. addresses only please. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are – as always – honest and my own.