On the 25th anniversary of his tragic death, ‘No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green’ documents the musical and spiritual quest of Keith & Melody Green. It’s a whirlwind read, guaranteed to inspire creatives, fascinate fans and shake up spirituals.
Written by his wife, Melody, anyone who picks up this biography will discover the incredible life of American Christian Songwriter and Prophet – Keith Green. It starts in the Bla Bla Café, where Keith hammered the piano on Wednesday nights in Hollywood dreaming of his big break in the music business. It’s amazing to read how the drugged-up couple got caught up in the Jesus Movement, brushed shoulders with classic Christian musicians and opened their home to desperate strangers and outcasts.
Now revised and updated, Melody has added more photos, accounts from close friends, snip-its from Keith’s personal journal (I would've liked them to be longer then snip-its, but you can’t have everything) and some extra stories about life after the plane crash.
From the eyes of his newly-wed, you’ll sit on a unique perch to watch how this 20-year old, drugged up, determined musician was transformed into a radical Christian determined to use his musical gift to shake up the Church. It’s more than a biography, it’s a textbook for post-hippie Christianity, a myth-busting account and an invitation to discover his songwriting techniques, his personal demons and his dedication and devotion to God and evangelism.
March 19th, 2013 - Posted & Written by James Warwood