Review of No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green by Melody Green and David Hazard (Legacy Edition)


Genre: Biography/Autobiography

Highly Recommended!

This is one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. Keith Green was a composer and musician who pursued God passionately and only became more passionate after finding the One he was looking for. His life was short, but his spiritual legacy still continues after his death.

I love how honest this account of his life is. Keith’s wife, Melody, writes his story (as well as her own) using clips of his personal journal entries and songs. She doesn’t shy away from sharing the questions and struggles he had in his pursuit of God, nor does she quench his deep passions and dreams. I was deeply encouraged by his boldness, fearlessness, love of God and people, and especially that within all these things, he still had questions, still made mistakes, and didn’t have it all together.

This is also a great book for a book club or Bible study. I read it along with a class I’m taking and we had many lively discussions. Almost all of us expressed the Holy Spirit had communicated to us through Keith’s life: encouraging us, exhorting us, creating more introspection into our lives, or bringing us to a new level of passion or intimacy with Him. I don’t usually read biographies, but this one was excellent! It has caused me to think deeply and live with a deeper awareness of the effect of my actions.