Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven
A Devotional Biography
By: James Bryant Smith

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I don't know if God wept at Moses' funeral...I don't know who will bury me...But I look back over the moments of my life and see the hands that carried Moses to his grave lifting me out of mine.

—Rich Mullins

Rich Mullins rose to fame and fortune in the music industry and then gave it all away to live in obsucrity among Native Americans on a reservation in New Mexico, teaching children the joy of music and the hope of the gospel. Then his life, so full of promise, came to a tragic end in an auto accident.

During his life, Rich Mullins challenged the sensibilities of what it means to follow Jesus in today's world, and now in his death, he challenges all to build upon his legacy of joy, compassion, brokenness, unblinking honesty, and wonder of an Awesome God.

About the Author

James Bryant Smith teaches theology at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. His previous books include Embracing the Love of God, A Spiritual Formation Workbook, and Devotional Classics(co-edited with Richard Foster).

Jim's deep friendship developed with Rich Mullins over the last seven years of Mullins's life. While Mullins attended Friends University, he lived in an attic apartment in the Smith's home for two years.

Jim describes this book as a "devotional biography," giving readers an insight into Rich's life but, more importantly, allowing the readers to learn what was most important to Rich: urging people to draw near to God.


Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven is the most powerful book I have read in the last five is the purest echo of the gospel I have read in a long, long time.
Brennan Manning, author of the Ragamuffin Gospel