Nicole Mullen wrote the song, now she’s sharing her journey behind the song with her new book My Redeemer Lives: It’s Personal, A Story of Hope for our Time.
“There is a beautiful truth that I know. For the things that have ended in ashes, God has given me beauty. Where there was mourning, He has given me Joy. For times when I have felt overwhelmed by fear and depression, He has given me clothes of praise. For all of the questions that are still unanswered and situations without closure, there is the hope of redemption,” states Mullen. “This book is for everyone going through a life storm and looking to find clarity. It is for those who are looking for grace to help while they are still in it, and deals with the questions of “Is there a benefit to good people who suffer?” “Can God turn my pain into purpose?”
2020 marks the 20th Anniversary since the release of the hit single, “Redeemer,” which garnered her both “Song of The Year” and “Songwriter of The Year” awards from the Gospel Music Association, making her the first African-American female to receive such status. Mullen has twice won “Female Vocalist of the Year” honors for both “Redeemer” as well as “On My Knees,” which she also wrote. She’s been recognized with two Grammy® Award nominations and nine Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as many other accolades including the induction into the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2011.