Friday, October 19, 2007

Mosaic by Amy Grant


I remember the very first time I heard on of Amy Grant's songs. Coming from a traditional Baptist background, contemporary music was thought to be "not quite right", so it was very different for me to hear her music. I wasn't used to it, but I really liked it. It was my first foray into Christian music that was contemporary in nature. This book is a collection of experiences throughout her life that is accompanied by the songs that she is popular for. Her life is quite varied, with lots of ups and downs. It was very interesting learning more about her and her life. She is much like you and me, except for the fact that she lives her life in a glass fishbowl, where her every move is scrutinized. She is a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Christian woman just like us that has struggles and questions just like us. That is what is so refreshing about this book.


About the Book:

Grammy Award–winning artist Amy Grant has lived in the spotlight since bursting onto the Christian music scene as a teenager thirty years ago. In that time her work, marriage, and spiritual life have been subject to varying degrees of adulation and criticism.


Now, in her first autobiographical book, Grant bares her heart and soul, giving readers an intimate glimpse into her everyday life and the lessons she’s learning along the way. From lighthearted reminiscences of her Tennessee childhood to painfully honest reflections on the journey of faith, her vivid writing draws readers into her world while simultaneously creating space for them to rethink their own perspectives on life.

With honesty and depth, Grant offers poignant and often startling insights on motherhood, marriage, friendship, faith, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Never-before-shared stories about her husband, country music star Vince Gill, provide a look into her life as a celebrity, while intimate portraits of her mother and musings on the past reveal the various pieces of a life blessed with jagged edges as well as vivid colors. Readers will find their preconceived notions of this music icon stripped away as they settle in for a warmly satisfying conversation with a gracious and wise friend.


About Amy:

Amy Grant is the best-selling Christian music artist of all time and the first to garner the number one spot on Billboard’s chart. Since beginning her career at age 17, she has earned six Grammy Awards and twenty-five Dove Awards, and last year she received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Grant’s numerous television appearances include Oprah; Good Morning, America; and Late Night with David Letterman. In 2007 she’ll tour nationwide, performing with local symphonies in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and elsewhere.


Click here to purchase this book for yourself!

Giveaway!

I have not one, not two, but three of these books to give away! If you are interested in winning one of these books, then leave a comment. Drawing will be Monday, October 29th!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Smiles and Loves! Janis

9 comments:

MamaLee said...

I've always loved Amy Grant. Count me in! And thanks!

Christina said...

Please count me in!!!

Summer said...

I first heard an Amy Grant song when I was 13 and I was instantly hooked! I would love this book!

moreofhim said...

I've always enjoyed Amy Grant's music and would love to read about her! Thank you for offering this give-away!

daisyaday said...

I started listening to Amy Grant's music as an adult after growing up in a conservative Lutheran church that didn't believe in listening to anything but their own church hymns, and perhaps a small amount of classical music. So her music was an eye-opener for me, also. Loved it!

Please add me to your drawing. I'd love to read this. Thanks for sharing!

Hannah said...

I love Amy Grant! Her new book looks great! Count me in on this contest. hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com

Jim said...

Please count me in!

Doreen said...

I would love to win this book! :)

rebafallawake said...

I also reviewed this book. Also I went to two book events and have photos on my website. www.inrebasworld.com

 

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