Former DC Talk band member Kevin Max is over the moon that he has reached the fundraising goal for his Broken Temples album project in a span of just a few months.
"I have learned so much in this period of time, mostly that by letting go of pride and trusting that 'asking for help' is beneficial for both parties," he shared.
Max managed to hit 104 per cent of his goal and he now has 35 days until the release of Broken Temples, which is "a musical companion to the great journey of the human condition." The artist explains that peope are "one part frailty, two parts misguided, with a dash of uncontrollable love and hope in the impossible" and this is why there will be no glory without encountering any darkness along the way.
Max is now working on a video thanking all who have contributed. He announced that he will be touring soon and asked patience from those who ordered signed CDs and other merchandise. They are still accepting pledges but Max said that "everything from here on out is gravy, but that gravy just makes everything better and sweeter."
The idea for Broken Temples started around two years ago when he was spending a day at the park with his kids and they insisted on climbing over a large rock near the swings.
"As they were playing on the rock I asked them to pose for me. It started off with London raising her hands and then Wilder doing the same. It was their idea, not mine and after only four shots taken, I realised I had something special with Wilder's pose," said Max.
He then shared that his son was diagnosed with autism when he was only three years old, and this makes him view life differently from the rest of the family. Max describes his views as having "clarity that is sometimes stunning."
"The photo of him reaching upward reminded me of the blind faith that we have in our Creator and how we need His grace and mercy in our lives. It was also the slight smile on Wilder's face that impressed on me the faith and wonderment of children. If we could only live as children do: open, unafraid and without petty judgment," he added.