Jennifer Knapps’ personal memoir, Facing the Music, was released this week. And I’ve read it cover to cover in 2 days. Knapp is perhaps best known these days as the Christian rock star who left Christian music to be a lesbian. Despite much googling on my part, the details of her personal life have remained rather quiet. Much to the disappointment of scores of Christian lesbians (okay just me) who were desperate to hear exactly what that process was like for her and perhaps find in her someone like us. Perhaps that pressure was why she kept those details to herself for so long. Perhaps she was waiting until she had the story fully ready rather than share it in disjointed segments as songwriters so often do. Anyway, she’s ready now, and the story was well worth the wait.
“From glass alabaster she poured out the depths of her soul. Oh foot of Christ would you wait if her harlotries known…” “Hold Me Now” Kansas.