About the author:
David Pierce is the founder and executive director of Steiger. He is a gifted proclamation evangelist, artist, dynamic speaker and visionary.
In the early 1980s, at the height of the European punk rock movement, David Pierce started a Bible study on a barge (called Steiger 14) behind Central Station in Amsterdam, Holland reaching disenfranchised young people of that city. It was there that David started a band called "No Longer Music" (NLM) to use as a tool to communicate the Gospel of Jesus to these young people who would never step foot into a church.
Since then, David has taken the message of Jesus to some of the darkest corners of society, including closed Islamic countries, terrorist clubs, squatter villages, anarchy festivals, brothels, junkie joints, punk & goth music festivals, Satanist clubs and New Age gatherings.
David has seen many thousands find Jesus and his efforts have served as a catalyst for a wave of new ministries, churches and missionaries that have grown into a global, interconnected missions organization called “Steiger International”. Steiger is called to reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus.
In recent years, David has been able to penetrate and effectively reach "globalized Middle Eastern youth", a demographic of millions of young (17-35 years of age), educated and highly influential people across the Middle East who have become increasingly influenced by globalization and engaged in the global network of communication, music, art and media.
In addition, David is committed to bringing powerful teaching to those inside the church. Each year, David preaches in churches, conferences, and colleges all around the world sharing about this bold and cutting-edge ministry and opening opportunities for Christians to more seriously commit their lives to reaching the lost at home and around the world.
David’s story is a strong catalyst for action in the Christian community and for the work that God wants to do in the hearts of young people everywhere.
Other books by David Pierce:
• Rock Priest, Kingsway Publication (1993)
• Dancing with Skinheads and Bible Study Topics, Steiger Press (1998)
• Ratcage, Steiger Press (2004)
David’s books have been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Croatian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Russian and Spanish.
Steiger is a worldwide mission organization that is called to reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture.
Steiger uses art, music and creativity to present Jesus in a clear and relevant way and establishes a long-term presence in urban centers through ongoing outreach, discipleship and church planting.
"In this book, I have outlined ten principles that I have learned from over 30 years of bringing the message of Jesus into secular places around the world using music and other forms of art. I primarily use music, visual art, and theater to illustrate the principles that I talk about in this book because this is the area I have been intimately involved in. However, I believe the principles that are outlined in this book apply to other forms of art as well and to followers of Jesus in general."
"This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about using the platform and calling they have been given to spread the gospel."
- Alan Greene, Founder/CEO of LifeLight Communications, Inc.