Q: Why is the book called Singing from Silence?
A: I can think of two--more, maybe five reasons I chose that title.
1) Richard's spiritual background was Quaker, a group that practices silence in worship. Yet he was a musical genius, a brilliant performer who used song to touch his audiences.
2) His creative process during the years I knew him involved a lapse of communication--just a few days, sometimes less--while he'd be working out a new song.
3) People know Rich Mullins and his work very well, but I published this book as an unknown, private person, not a celebrity. So I'm singing from silence, too.
4) Among several themes of the book, one is the song Richard sang for the meek, referencing domestic abuse and the silence it causes, even between old friends.