Rev. Run’s new
book Rev. Run’s Words of Wisdom has arrived in stores. Published by Harpers
Collins, the book was inspired by the motivational message the Run-DMC member
offers friends and viewers of his hit MTV show Run’s House.
The first 5,000
people to purchase the book will be added to Rev. Run’s personal e-mail list.
wanted the words of wisdom because of the television show. So I said ‘I can’t
reach everyone,’ so I put out a book," the minister/rapper said. "Harper
Collins wanted to do a book on Rev. Run’s words of wisdom, so here we are."
Rev. Run first
entered the literary world with It’s Like That: A Spiritual Memoir. He
hopes readers will gather "hope, strength, courage and a deeper prayer
life" from reading the new book.
Run also revealed
that Words of Wisdom is an extension of his ministry, stating, "It’s
really what I use. What I’m doing when I’m writing these words of wisdom, is
you guys are hearing me think out loud. So whatever I’m going through, that
night, that morning, all around those moments and however I get though it, again,
I just give it out. So yes, it’s my ministry. It’s me preaching to you. And
you get a word. For some people this is the only church they’ll ever get."
In addition to
promoting his new book, Rev. Run is currently filming the second season of Run’s
"The new season
will be similar to last season," said Rev. Run, who added the show will
feature "situations going on in my home, with a point" as well as
showing him as a father, rapper and priest.
the show is sort of a self-help show. Like you buy self-help books, this is
a self-help show," he said. "It shows a man raising his family. I
mean, it’s funny. It’s going to be funny of course but Run-DMC always snuck
a message to you. There was always a message, but you still get the street feeling.
That’s my job, to get you a message but then at the same time, not throw a sermon
down your throat."
Rev. Run also recently
hooked up with Jeanne Ashe, wife of the late Arthur Ashe for a new Arthur Ashe
sneaker. The shoe, which was created by Run Athletics, is currently in stores
along with the new Legacy sneaker.
On a musical note,
the remix for Run’s current single "I Used to Think I was Run" will
hit airwaves in the coming weeks. The Jermaine Dupri-produced track features
Dupri and Da Brat.
The first 5,000
people to buy Rev Run’s book Rev Run’s Words of Wisdom will receive
a Rev Run’s Words of Wisdom email for 2 weeks.
Log on to www.revswordsofwisdom.com
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& Noble, Amazon.com
or book retailers!