From Moses to Job to Jesus, the most intrepid heroes in scripture knew times of trouble that multiplied like a plague-but always led, in the end, to mighty celebration.
It's easy to assume such stories of trial and triumph are for the Bible's books or the history books. But miracles happen, even when adversity hits hardest. Just ask Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist of the Afters. He relates how the band's latest effort, Live on Forever, began during a season of tragedy.
Just as the band regrouped to record, Havens witnessed the wife of a close friend contract cancer. Drummer Jordan Mohilowski (who produced the new album) had a brief health scare, and a close companion in his church-part of the worship team-was hit and killed by an impaired driver. She was a young woman, Havens says, who had unlimited potential.
But "Live on Forever" still took s...
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