I have to admit that I was excited to see this book on the shelf at the Christian bookstore in my neighborhood. And if you haven’t been to a Christian bookstore lately you are missing a treasure trove of knick-knacks and puny t-shirts. I also saw a DVD player that filters out scenes from movies. (if you are looking to save a couple bucks check out this new technology called fast forward)

But back to the book. I couldn’t put it down.

Martin Smith tells the story of being in Delirious, being a husband and a father from his perspective. It was intriguing to hear the stories behind the songs that were the soundtrack to my teen years. I believed before this book that Delirious is largely responsible for the modern worship movement as we know it today and this book re-enforced it.

Filled with stirring stories of history-makers, failures, successes and a raw honesty that challenges you to fight for significance, this book was one of this Delirious fan’s best summer reads for 2011.

If you don’t know much about the British band that tried to break down the barrier between church music and what you hear on the radio than I think you would really enjoy this book too.