Rich Mullins: An arrow pointing to heaven

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Rich Mullins: An arrow pointing to heaven

25th anniversary edition


James Bryan Smith


InterVarsity Press

http://InterVarsity Press

Publication date:





230 pages


Rich Mullins was a contemporary Christian musician back in the 80’s and 90’s known for his total commitment to the Lord. This 25th anniversary edition gives readers a look into the the legacy of love and compassion left by Rich. Interspersed with his lyrics and other writings, Smith describes Mullins’ background, his music, friendships and so much more. But intermingled with all the factual information we find Rich’s spiritual biography, an inspiring story reflecting his love for his Lord.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Particularly fans of Rich Mullins; also those interested in a spiritual biography

Christian impact:

Every aspect of Rich Mullins’ life is interwoven with his love for the Lord and his spiritual journey.

Also includes:

-foreword by Brennan Manning

-afterword by David Mullins

-spiritual writings by Rich Mullins

-Scared of the dark by Rich Mullins

-questions for reflections and discussion




Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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