The "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music "is a comprehensive guide to contemporary Christian artists and to secular artists whose faith has affected their life and work. This definitive reference book for fans, families, libraries, and the music industry contains 1,900 informed and insightful entries on major and minor artists from the '60s to the present day. These essays provide band member lists, complete discographies, lists of awards, artist website addresses, biographies of the artists, and reviews of the work they have produced.
Mark Allan Powell has published articles on contemporary Christian music in Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Trinity Seminary Review. He is frequently interviewed in print and over the airwaves concerning the proliferation of rock, rap, and other popular genres of Christian music. He is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and is the author of seventeen books, including the best-sellers Jesus as a Figure in History and Narrative Criticism: A New Approach to the Bible.