Home Gospel Music News Veteran Music Exec Jeff Grant Releases New Book “Faces of Praise”


New Photo & Gospel Devotional Book  

by Carol M. Mackey and B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark, Features Legendary and Contemporary Gospel Artists with Foreword by Kirk Franklin


FACES OF PRAISE! Available Now! 

Nashville, TN (October 17, 2017) – On October 17, 2017 FaithWords, a top publisher of Christian books and resources, will release FACES OF PRAISE! (ISBN: 9781478917526) a 176-page photo and devotional book featuring gospel artists like Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary and many more! Author Carol M. Mackey and photographer B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark pair the most popular, uplifting songs of these gospel greats with scripture, inspirational text, and prayers. A perfect gift for any season, FACES OF PRAISE! is a dynamic collection of responses to God’s faithful promises.  FACES OF PRAISE! is available now for pre-order.  

“I enjoyed writing the devotions for Faces of Praise because it allowed me to be transparent about my own faith experience yet offer hope and healing to others,” says author Carol Mackey.

“After years of photographing artists, I never thought that I would see the day when I have a book one that the world would see”, states photographer Jeff Grant. “This has to be one of the most exciting moments of my life!”

Artists included are:


·             Yolanda Adams

·             Shari Addison

·             Crystal Aikin

·             Rance Allen

·             Vanessa Bell Armstrong

·             Amber Bullock

·             Kim Burrell

·             Jonathan Butler

·             Myron Butler

·             Shirley Caesar

·             Byron Cage

·             Erica Campbell

·             Kurt Carr

·             Jacky Clark-Chisholm

·             Dorinda Clark-Cole

·             Tasha Cobbs

·             Joann Rosario Condrey

·             Y’Anna Crawley

·             Andraé Crouch

·             Kirk Franklin

·             Travis Greene

·             Deitrick Haddon

·             J. J. Hairston

·             Fred Hammond

·             Tramaine Hawkins

·             Israel Houghton

·             Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson

·             Le’Andria Johnson

·             Canton Jones

·             John P. Kee

·             Deon Kipping

·             Mary Mary

·             Donnie McClurkin

·             William McDowell

·             VaShawn Mitchell

·             J. Moss

·             William Murphy

·             Jason Nelson

·             Charisse Nelson-McIntosh

·             Smokie Norful

·             Kelly Price

·             Hart Ramsey

·             Marvin Sapp

·             Karen Clark Sheard

·             Kierra Sheard

·             Richard Smallwood

·             Micah Stampley

·             Kathy Taylor

·             Tonéx

·             Tye Tribbett

·             Trin-i-tee 5:7

·             Uncle Reece

·             Hezekiah Walker

·             The Walls Group

·             Melvin Williams

·             Michelle Williams

·             BeBe Winans

·             CeCe Winans

·             Marvin Winans

·             Vickie Winans



Carol M. Mackey is author of SISTERGIRL DEVOTIONS: Keeping Jesus In The Mix on the Job. She is the former Editor-in-Chief and Brand Ambassador of Black Expressions Book Club, the largest direct-to-consumer book club for African Americans in the nation. Mackey sits on the Board for the National Book Club Conference and the African-American Literary Awards Show.

B. Jeffrey Grant-Clark served as the Vice President of Radio Promotions & Artist Relations for Gospel label, Verity Records (RCA Inspiration) and has been photographing artists for his personal collection for decades. Grant-Clark is happily married to his wonderful wife, Annette; father to three “kid-ults,” Dawn, Damone and Melanie and grandfather to Madison, Morgan, Mia, McKenzie and Samuel Benjamin.


FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group, is a top publisher of books and resources for the Christian inspirational market. Our bestselling authors include Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Joseph Prince, John C. Maxwell, T.D. Jakes, and Brian Houston. Many of our authors are pastors and Bible teachers, focusing on Christian living, spiritual growth, and devotionals. Our titles regularly appear on the New York Times and other national bestseller lists while inspiring millions of readers worldwide. Based near Nashville, Tennessee, FaithWords has sold over 60 million books since its founding 2001.



By Carol Mackey & Jeffrey Grant-Clark

ISBN: 9781478917526

October 17, 2017


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