Pastor from Cumming publishes Broadway-inspired book

by McKenzie Cunningham

December 03, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Dr. James McCormick, a pastor and resident of Cumming, has published his fifth book, “The Gospel Goes to Broadway – Inspiration in Songs from Broadway Musicals.”

Each chapter in the book is based on a familiar song from a Broadway musical, including “My Fair Lady,” “The Sound of Music” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

The book is a creative look at how the music of Broadway and the Christian faith intertwined.

“With regard to the really successful musicals on Broadway, in addition to being well written, directed and produced, they all find a way to touch the depths of the human spirit,” McCormick writes in the introduction. “If the dramas and musicals on Broadway deal with life’s truths in such a way as to touch the heart, there must be something there of God’s truth.

“So, it makes sense to come at the gospel from that perspective,” he writes.

The book is available online.