Nashville, TN (June 16, 2020)
Author, speaker, teacher, pastor, and veteran Christian music artist Rick Cua has unveiled his second book, What Are You Known For?, from All for the King Media. The book, which released to retail on May 26, 2020, in both trade paperback and ebook formats, includes 31 chapters which are wrapped around life in terms of calling, discernment, growth, identity, love, perseverance, purpose, and more.
What Are You Known For? is a collection of stories, scriptures and thoughts designed to encourage and inspire us in new ways.
“Weighing in at 214 pages, this is not an epic offering,” Cua says. “Rather, in the spirit of CliffsNotes, it is a book designed to be a short read with a long tail.”
What Are You Known For? is Cua’s second book, following not-so-closely on the heels of his previous book, Songs to Live By, which was published by Honor Books in 1993. But Cua has not been resting on his laurels since his first book.
During his celebrated music ministry career that has spanned nearly four decades, Cua has released 12 solo projects, five albums with his band, Blues Counsel (which was recently inducted into the famed Mississippi Blues Trail), and five music videos, resulting in six number one radio hits and a Dove Award nomination. He has served as Vice President – Creative at EMI Christian Music Publishing and President of Kingdom Bound Ministries, and he currently ministers as Pastoral Care Pastor at Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tennessee. And that doesn’t take into account that before starting his music ministry career, Cua earned a pair of gold records with the legendary mainstream rock band, The Outlaws.
Considering his extensive music, business, and ministry experience, it is easy to understand why Cua is viewed as such a resource to the church. The wisdom he gained in ministry and business, along with a gift of encouragement, has provided him the components of an artist, author, teacher, speaker and pastor with a passion for helping others build their legacy and find their fullness in Christ. Cua acknowledges that it is the act of sharing that propels him forward and that also compelled him to write What Are You Known For?
Cua’s message in the book is simple: The sum of what we do on this earth follows us to heaven, but it is also left behind as our legacy.
“What Are You Known For? is about activating Godly principles in our lives to help us build a legacy worthy of our calling,” he explains. “The over-arching message of the book is the same over-arching message of my life and ministry—loving God and loving people through the power of God’s Word and the discernment of the Holy Spirit, with the ultimate hope that you are making a deposit in the lives of others so they can do the same.”