St. Louis, MO — People take different paths to discover their faith. Lutheran hip-hop rapper FLAME believes his own faith story is one many can relate to, which is the basis of his new book to be released with Concordia Publishing House in summer 2023.

The book will detail FLAME’s inspiring conversion to Lutheranism, his take on the treasures to be found in Lutheran doctrine, and how he is able to connect with others through his music.

“This book is uniquely dear to me,” FLAME said. “As the readers and I journey together through the ripple and flux of my theological expedition, they, too, will behold a vast ocean of thirst-quenching ancient truths. Lutheran distinctive is guaranteed to liberate the weary traveler.” 

Born and raised in the inner city of St. Louis, FLAME has an exceptional story of finding assurance in Christ when faced with adversity. His faith transformation led him to share his insight through music and to quickly become a breakout success in the Christian hip-hop industry. Earning several accolades for his recording throughout the last decade, FLAME continues to travel across the country while making appearances at a wide range of Christian events and venues.

The upcoming partnership between FLAME and Concordia Publishing House is announced with high anticipation prior to the LCMS National Youth Gathering in July 2022, where FLAME is slated to perform.

For more information about the book’s release, contact Erica Sontag, CPH Public Relations Specialist.


FLAME is a GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award–winning hip-hop artist. He is a well-versed leader in the Christian hip-hop scene with a growing list of accolades, including a GRAMMY® nomination, multiple Billboard chart-toppers, and several Dove and Stellar Award nominations. For over a decade, FLAME has traveled throughout North America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Asia, performing music that has impacted the masses. He founded and helms Extra Nos Academy, a boutique record label raising the bar in Christian hip-hop and beyond. FLAME holds a master’s degree in theology with a minor in counseling and was born and raised in St. Louis, MO.