Monday 24 October 2011

Dec. 5, Book Launch & Benefit Concert - Kicking at the Darkness

At Hugh¹s Room in Toronto on the evening of Monday December 5th 2011 there will be a benefit concert and book launch for Brian Walsh's new book Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination. The evening will include performances by Steve Bell, Glen Soderholm, Mike Janzen and the Wine Before Breakfast band. Proceeds of the benefit will go to Parkdale Neighbourhood Church.

Brian Walsh has offered us an enthusiastic celebration of Bruce Cockburn as a postmodern psalmist. Walsh engages in sustained reflection on Cockburn’s sometimes dark and obscure lyrics and shows how they reflect a deep Christian sensibility that cherishes creation, groans along with the pain of a corrupted world, and yearns for the final revelation of beauty and justice. Longtime fans of Cockburn like me will find fresh shafts of light falling on familiar words; those who haven’t yet discovered Cockburn will find themselves beckoned to encounter a world-changing artistic vision. —Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School