“For Me to Live Is Christ” (Beth Quinn’s song)
Todd Murray is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Grace Immanuel Bible Church. Prior to joining the staff of Grace Immanuel in 2011, Todd, a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Moody Graduate School, had been on staff at The Bible Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, for 28 years.
He is the author of Beyond Amazing Grace: Timeless Wisdom from the Letters, Hymns, and Sermons of John Newton and co-author, along with Dr. George Zemek, of Love beyond degree: the astounding grace of God in the prophecies of Hosea.
Todd has composed and recorded several collections of worship songs. In addition to training and shepherding families here at Grace, Todd teaches at The Expositors Seminary. He and his wife Tandy have been married since 1982 and are the parents of 5 children, two grown and married (David Todd and Heather) and three still at home (Blair, Glenn, and Emma Grace).
Todd’s book is available for purchase in the Grace Music store, and his recordings are available for free download in .wav or .mp3 format.
Beyond Amazing Grace
Author: Todd Murray
Paperback: 282 pages
Publisher: GREAT WRITING, 2016
No one who knew John Newton as a young lad would ever have dreamed that this teenage rebel, profane sailor, naval deserter and slave-trader would one day write the lyrics to one of the best-known hymns of all time, Amazing Grace. The story of how such a notorious sinner was converted to Christ and went on to become an equally noteworthy pastor and leader of the evangelical movement in eighteenth century England is simply astounding. In compiling this selection from his writings, Todd Murray has made Newton’s gentle pastoral wisdom available to a new generation of readers.