Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die

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“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. And heaven, if we’re to believe what was proposed by a man two thousand years ago, is a kingdom coming and a kingdom here and now; something for the present, not reserved entirely for the ever after. Right now we exist somewhere between here and there, and bluegrass carries the high lonesome song of our condition in its soul. None of us are getting out of here alive, but we will conclude that death is not the ultimate calamity.”
–David Crowder and Mike ...

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Overview

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. And heaven, if we’re to believe what was proposed by a man two thousand years ago, is a kingdom coming and a kingdom here and now; something for the present, not reserved entirely for the ever after. Right now we exist somewhere between here and there, and bluegrass carries the high lonesome song of our condition in its soul. None of us are getting out of here alive, but we will conclude that death is not the ultimate calamity.”
–David Crowder and Mike Hogan

When grief shatters our world and the pain of death and loss consumes us, we not only yearn for comfort, we want answers. Musicians David Crowder and Mike Hogan help us find those answers—and give us a song of hope in the meantime.

In this unique book filled with warm, thought-provoking, and often hilarious insights, Crowder and Hogan reveal how bluegrass music can reach our souls like nothing else. Bluegrass was born from pain but has hope at its core; it gives us a song that assures us that death does not win, it is the beginning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310291916
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Pages: 271
  • Sales rank: 922,626
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Crowder is the pastor of music and arts at University Baptist Church (UBC) in Waco, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Toni. He is also a part of the rock-and-roll extravaganza known as David Crowder Band (sixstepsrecords/EMI CMG).

Mike Hogan plays in the David Crowder Band and, although Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die is his first venture into the world of books, he has done a good bit of music writing for various magazines. When not on tour, Mike enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Robin, and his son, Walter.

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Table of Contents

An Introduction 11

Prologue 18

The End... 22

History of the Soul, Part 1 23

Philosophical Journey to the Center of the Soul 24

IM Conversation 1 28

History of Bluegrass, Part 1 32

An Introduction to Bluegrass 33

IM Conversation 1.1 37

Columns, Part 1 39

History of the Soul, Part2 46

The Continued Philosophical Journey to the Center of the Soul 47

IM Conversation 2 52

History of Bluegrass, Part 2 65

Migrations and the Beauty of Sheep 66

Columns, Part 2 70

History of the Soul, Part 3 76

Science, Religion, and the Question of the Soul 77

IM Conversation 3 86

History of Bluegrass, Part 3 94

Coming to America 95

Columns, Part 3 99

The Art of Condolence 104

History of the Soul, Part 4 106

Science, Religion, and the Continuing Question of the Soul 107

IM Conversation 4 113

History of Bluegrass, Part 4 126

Definitions and Transitions 127

Columns, Part 4 130

History of the Soul, Part 5 138

Science, Religion, and the Still Continuing Question of the Soul 139

Raul's Emails 147

History of Bluegrass, Part 5 150

The Difference Between a Violin and a Fiddle 151

Columns Part 5 160

History of the Soul, Part 6 168

Our God-Fearing Souls 169

IM Conversation 5 180

History of Bluegrass, Part 6 190

The Early Life of the Bluegrass Pooh-Bah 191

Decibel Points of Reference 197

Interlude 198

Columns, Part 6 200

History of the Soul, Part 7 208

The Mourning After$=B209

IM Conversation 6 216

History of Bluegrass, Part 7 230

Bill Monroe, in Conclusion 231

Columns, Part 7 239

The Green Pastures 244

The Beginning... 245

Appendix A A Playlist 249

Appendix B An Evolution of Form 250

Appendix C Heaven253

Acknowledgments 271

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

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    Cute Title, but......

    I enjoyed reading this book about death and grief and our general difficulties in dealing with death. I do think they were a little too campy and cute in their presentation and discussion of "deep" subjects.
    (They also failed to give credit to where credit is due. A fine band from down south, Black Oak Arkansas, has a song by the same title as the book. Their lyrics address the same issues, but in a more forth-right manner.) Buy the book and also get a hold of a CD by BOA with the afore-mentioned song on it. That will take care of things, then. Thanks for reading my brief review.

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