Lecrae Moore. Unashamed. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, May 3rd 2016. 256 pp.
4 out of 5
I do not know much about Reformed and Christian rap but I do like Lecrae’s one song titled “Background” which also featured Andy Mineo. This book is an autobiography of Lecrae’s life. I was quite encouraged reading this.
Lecrae opening chapter was on “Red Carpet Treatment,” in which he tells us of his first attendance at the Grammy Awards which he was nominated for. Lecrae’s account of the red carpet reminds us that Christians are different and in some sense still an outsider even if we are “at the top of our game.” I don’t know why but I found that Lecrae was quite transparent here and I appreciated it. He tells the readers of how he would walk down the red carpet only to be stopped by security for other bigger name nominees to go first. By the time he walked the red carpet people stopped taking pictures in which Lecrae noted the contrast. Lecrae also talked about how awkward the after party was. In this one chapter I thought one can learn a lot about how true Christians will never truly please the world; and also we should not play the same game the world plays. This first chapter already had me hooked!