Releases a new song titled You’re Alive and a new book, Loved: Stories of Forgiveness.
Also wraps up filming on a new movie titled Rising Stars.
Age 22: Pray wins the Grammy for Best Rock/Gospel Album (the album will eventually sell over 500k copies).
Unlike her previous albums, this one focuses more on rock.Critics like it, and it peaks at #168 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian chart. James is one of the most powerful and beloved figures in Christian music, and is well known for her decision to wait until marriage for sex.She’s written books about waiting, hit songs about waiting, and even a book about married life waiting.Her book goes on to sell 100,000 copies and spawn a journal and study guide. Also participates in the pop/prock Veggie Tales album (by covering the Veggi Tales Theme Song).
Releases her first compilation project titled Wait For Me: the Best From Rebecca St. includes two new songs including “I Thank You” which peaks at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, but fails to make the overall Billboard 200. Age 28: After a break from recording music, returns to studio to record new album .Born: July 26, 1977 to father David (a concert promoter) and mother Helen. Age 8: While attending a children’s church group meeting in Australia, she makes a conscious decision to give her heart to God, a moment that she will remember clearly for the rest of her life as “the best decision I ever made.” Age 9-11: Attends Pacific Hills Christian School in Australia.Age 12: Writes her first song while still in the eighth grade.Also records a DVD full of interviews that she includes with the album.Age 25: Writes a book called , which promotes waiting until marriage for sex, cementing her as a key spokesperson for abstinence.Her father, well equipped as a concert promoter to showcase her talent, gets her a gig as the opening act for contemporary Christian music artist Carmen.