Mike Farris isn?t a worship leader, nor is he a youth pastor who happens to write songs. He?s simply a guy working out his salvation with a guitar, recovering from chemical and alcohol dependency, clean two years and trying to get through each new day still intact.
These are the songs that have come out of being saved by grace. 'Salvation in Lights' is a travelling tentrevival of an album, working its way up the banks of the Mississippi River from New Orleans through Memphis and onto points north. Mike Farris? solo effort uses the musical language of spirituals, timeless stories of struggle - some of which are centuries-old slave spirituals - and soul, to tell a uniquely redemptive story.
Now, original songs like 'Devil Don?t Sleep' and 'Lonely Road' serve as much as to remind Mike of where he?s been as they do to encourage his listeners. By doing so, they forge a bond between audience and performer, even as they connect him to a rich tradition of spirituality that runs through American folk, gospel, soul and rock.
'If not for the grace of God I would surely be dead or wishing I were dead.' Farris says. 'My life is a testament that God has an unique and special place for everyone. God will use people no matter how tattered and torn. Just surrender to His love and trust in His grace.'
Salvation In Lights CD was published by Fair Trade Services in July 2007 and is our 6678th best seller. The ISBN for Salvation In Lights CD is 000768417225.