<I>The Kiss of Heaven</I>  By:Darlene Zschech

( [email protected] ) Oct 24, 2003 04:54 PM EDT

Already embraced as a gifted songwriter and widely recognized among the Christian community for the worship anthem “Shout to the Lord,” and “Potter’s Hand,” Hillsong’s team worship leader Darlene Zschech continues to spread her experiences of her life celebrating God’s love in her new book, The Kiss of Heaven.

Darlene says, “God is watching for someone to kiss with His favor at this very moment. He watches—hoping to see our hands lifted up to love Him, serve Him, and receive His help so He can demonstrate His loving power through us to a love-starved planet.”

The profound effect of the love of God on her life is written in rich detail, flourishing with daily life scriptures and biblical principles. From cover to cover, Zschech does more than offer readers a personal walk through her life, from events such as the birth of her daughter to circumstances surrounding the writing of the popular Hillsong’s “Shout to the Lord.” She is able share in an autobiographical framework her personal spiritual journey with God, the discovery of His purposed destiny for all believers, and His grace poured upon Hillsong.

What Zschech accomplishes in her book is what she has been able to message to believers through her songs: God is worthy of our praise given with all our hearts. She documents the success of Hillsong though never allowing the focus of her book to turn to herself. Instead, she lets the story tell itself with the hand of God aiding it to conclusion.

The Kiss of Heaven evokes a sweet mood from the honesty Zschech laid in her words but at the same time, I also felt her innocent passion guiding me throughout the whole book. It is a must-read for those seeking to find inspiration in worshipping God more purely and opening their eyes to how God is also shaping their dreams into reality.