Michael Card is a sheep in sheep's clothing. But hidden in his super-soft inspirational folk are some of the most-recorded, most-sold and most-famous Christian tunes like "El Shaddai," "Emmanuel" and "Love Crucified Arose." His career has spanned 25 years, 20 albums, 19 No. 1 hits, 14 books and his name on R.I.A.A.'s "Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century" list. A self-proclaimed "simple Bible teacher," Card balances his influences between teaching and singing, keeping a thick sense of that teaching in his songs. His songs are communicative folk weavings of scripture and parable, his voice minimalist and mild, his music and ministry straightforward and approachable.