Georgia-born singer/songwriter Austin French gets candid in his new book, Jesus Can: My Story of Emerging from Heartache to Hope, out October 27th. The text, written by French and Tim Luke, is available for pre-order now. You can preview the text with this Amazon synopsis below.
This is the story of a boy who lived in fear—in his own household. He knew poverty so stark that sometimes the next meal was only a wish. He knew humiliation so deep that he didn’t feel comfortable in his own hometown. He knew doubt that laughed at hope.
He knew what it was like to want to run as far away from God as his cynicism would take him.
Yet Austin French emerged from a tumultuous childhood to appear in nationally televised signing competitions, help lead a growing ministry, and become a fixture on Christian radio.
That scared little boy became a man humble enough to say he cannot offer security, peace, and hope. But he also grew bold enough to tell the world he knows the only one who can.
Last month, French dropped the Wake Up Sleeper EP which features two versions of the break-out title track alongside new original songs “Jesus Can”, “Rest For Your Soul”, “Perfect Love” and “Ooh Child”.