David M. Edwards is a man driven. Driven by a passion to see people enter into the presence of God. Driven to see (and be a part of) a new generation of seekers - seekers after the face of God, and not just the \'hands\' of God. David has had a lifetime full of experiences-shaping him into the teacher/writer/pastor/worshiper that he is today. His music and teaching ministry take him to places as far away as France, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, Ecuador and the United Kingdom-as well as all over America. Tens of thousands have experienced the power and presence of Jesus as David has led them into a fresh encounter with The Holy Living God. New songs of worship have been pouring out of him for years. David has worked with prolific songwriters and artists such as Margaret Becker, Ginny Owens, Chris Eaton, Steve Hindalong, Greg Nelson, Natalie Grant, Kathy Troccolli, Matt Brouwer, Caleb Quaye, John Hartley, Regi Stone and others, and had his songs recorded by numerous artists as well as his own projects. "These songs are all about Him-they're not about me," David relates. "Pain and life teach us to worship and cling to God, so my songs come from personal experiences of joy and pain in my own life. There\'s always something we can be grateful for-to come to God and thank Him." In 2005, he was awarded Worship Leader Magazine's "Best Scripture Song" Praise Award for his song, "Create In Me" and in 2007 he received a Worship Leader Magazine's Praise Award for his song, "Holy Rain." David was been a winner of ASCAP's Popular Award Panel's recognition for 9 years in a row! In 2003, David began his WORSHIP 365: POWER TO WORSHIP ENCOUNTERS - a seminar where attendees not only learn about the "nuts and bolts" of worship, but experience God's presence as well. His critically acclaimed book in 2006, Worship 365: The Power of a Worshiping Life developed out of the overwhelmingly positive response to those seminars. David's desire is for people to be ministered to as well as perfect their craft and calling. His other books on worship include: Faithfully Yours: Psalms Series, Create In Me, Enter His Gates, & As High As The Heavens (3 books with worship CD's included) and Worship Through The Seasons With God Series, Season of Provision (Harvest), Season of Promise (Advent), Season of Passion (Easter) & Season of Power (Pentecost) (4 books with worship CD's included). David is also General Editor of the Holman CSB Personal Worship Bible. 2008 sees the release of his newest book, Encountering God: Ten Ways To Experience His Presence from Baker Books. David is an official spokesman for the Bible League, which is one of the world's largest evangelical, non-denominational Scripture placement agencies. It provides Bibles and Bible studies to local churches in more than 50 countries, training and equipping Christians to use the Bible to make disciples and establish new churches to bring people into fellowship with Christ and His church. Edwards' also serves as the Managing Editor of Worship Leader Magazine's, The Worshiper. \'There are rare writers who manage to marry word and melody with soul and spirit, which leaves behind the presence of God. David M. Edwards is that kind of writer. His music is anointed. His lyrics, powerful and challenging. His voice, soothing. His work will change you.\' Margaret Becker - artist/speaker.
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