Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mosaic Amy Grant..Pieces of My Life So Far....review


Ok now remember everyone, I have never written a book review, and there is MUCH more about this book that I would love to talk about. So just go pick it up. It really is one of the books I have read this year. And not just because it was written by Amy Grant.

With a career of 30 years, the joys and trials of life, and just living in the spot light will give anyone millions of stories to learn and grow from. And maybe even some to try and forget. This book is a book of memories, some great some not so great, all learning experiences for anyone who reads it.
When I first heard of this book being written I thought, as Amy even mentions in her book, "Oh no, she is going to write a book, she is not a author...she is a song writer/singer. But of course I was going to pick it up and read it, I have been loving her music sense I was in the fifth grade, and now here it is about 14 years later and still really enjoy her music, old and new. Needless to say I was not at all disappointed in her book.

It is funny how we don't stop to think and realize that famous people are just normal everyday people like us. Only their lives are lived in the spot light. While I was reading this book, several times I had to stop and think, wow she really is human, she really does struggle and have hard times like the rest of us. The way she writes makes you feel like you have been family friends for years. Most of the stories if you have been a Amy fan long you will have heard before but it was different reading them. They way she wrote, was like she was talking to you and you only. Being open and honest about her past, present and future. If anyone ever borrows my book they are going to see notes, and a bunch of sentences underlined. I have already gone back and re-read several parts of it. It is just a feel good read. And it amazed me how much some parts of her life reminded me of mine. One of my favorite parts of the book, were when she said, "Sometimes I crave a kind of connection with nature, with myself, with God that I don't know how to achieve. The absence of it makes me feel caged up inside. I cant sit still. I cant listen well. " (pg 111) I feel like this almost everyday.
My wife made fun of me a few times when I was reading it because after almost every chapter, or even page I had to tell her about it. A few times I thought, I need to give Amy a call and see how she is doing. Then I remembered that I don't really personally know her, but her writing made it feel like we have had several conversations over a nice Starbucks. Her love for life, and her faith in her God, is what this book is all about. A great feel good read for anyone who picks it up. Even if you are not a huge Amy Grant fan, or a fan at all, it is a book that everyone can relate to. At least parts of it. And to me one of the coolest things about it was how real she was with her faith in Christ. She was open and very honest. And who knows, maybe someone who is not a Christian, but has heard her music, will find the book and read it. They will know all about God and how He has been a HUGE part in her life. It is not at all hidden in this book. Maybe someone will even say a prayer for the first time. Who knows.
You can pick it up at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/140007360X

~Learning As I Go~
One-T

3 comments:

rebafallawake said...

Nice.
I found your site through the list of the blog tour (in response to your post on my site) http://www.inrebasworld.com

rebafallawake said...

Here ya go...

Amy will be touring at the following sites, check it out.

Aaron
http://aaronspod.libsyn.com/


Alexis
http://ajpr2.blogspot.com/


Allison
http://frabjouspoet.blogspot.com/


Amanda
http://www.contestformoms.com/ablog.htm


Amy
http://www.growingcloser.wordpress.com/


Angie
http://godusesbrokenvessels.blogspot.com/


Ashley
http://godslightuponme.blogspot.com/


Becky
http://stand-firm-then.blogspot.com/



Ben
http://benyancer.blogspot.com/


Beth
http://andtheniwokeup.blogspot.com/


Bonnie
http://www.flatballers.blogspot.com/


Callista
http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/


Casandra
www.xanga.com/spazzymommy


CeeCee
http://booksplurge.blogspot.com/


Cheryl
http://www.unseenworlds.blogspot.com/


Chris
http://amygrantnews.blogspot.com/


Christine
http://www.jepsenjournal.blogspot.com/


Christine
http://www.jepsenjournal.blogspot.com/


Christy
http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/


Dave
www.daverhoades.com/wordpress


Dee
http://christianfiction.blogspot.com/


Elaina
http://www.elainaavalos.blogspot.com/


Elisa
http://extravagantgrace.net/



Elisabeth
http://ekemerson.wordpress.com/


Eliza
http://homemom3.blogspot.com/


Gina
http://portraitofawriter.ginaconroy.com/


Gina
http://writerinterrupted.com/


Heidi
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ReviewsbyHeidi


James
http://vivianjames-99.livejournal.com/


Janet
http://experiencecourage.blogspot.com/


Janice
http://www.5minutesformom.com/


Janis
http://www.janisrodgers.blogspot.com/


Jennifer
http://somanybooksblog.blogspot.com/


Jill
http://cwahm.com/


Jill
http://radiantlit.com/

Jill
http://blogcritics.org/

John
http://www.geocities.com/amygrantfan


Kathy
http://blog.myspace.com/the_real_rory_gilmore


Kelly
http://kellyklepfer.blogspot.com/


Kelly
http://rkvaughn.blogspot.com/


Laura
http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/


Lisa
http://qtpies7.blogspot.com/


Lori
http://web.mac.com/randypatterson/Site/Welcome.html


Lundie
http://lundieslife.com/


Marie
http://www.janssentribe.blogspot.com/


Marlo
http://marloschalesky.blogspot.com/


Matthew
http://jesusneedsnewpr.blogspot.com/


Michele
http://www.generaldin.blogspot.com/


Michelle
http://www.myspace.com/moooosh


Mike
http://jeep.chattablogs.com/


Mimi
http://tagsandotherformsofmischief.blogspot.com/


Mitchell
http://vincegillonline.com/


Nancy
http://nanhann.blogspot.com/


Natalie
http://www.ylcf.org/


Pam
http://pammer.blogspot.com/


Reba
http://www.inrebasworld.com/


Rel
http://www.relzreviewz.blogspot.com/


Sarah
http://inthemidstofit.blogspot.com/


Scot
http://thatswithonet.blogspot.com/


Sean
http://www.seanslagle.blogspot.com/


Shannon
http://www.windscraps.blogspot.com/


Shannon
http://www.sands1198.blogspot.com/


Shelly
www.xanga.com/shevice


Sneha
http://www.reveriesruminations.blogspot.com/


Stacie
http://deceptivecadence.blogspot.com/


Stormi
http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/


Susanne
http://susannesspace.blogspot.com/


Takiela
http://www.takielabynum.com/


Terri
http://www.myccm.org/httpwwwmyccmorg/blog


Tiff
http://www.ambermiller.com/


Trina
www.wordpress.com/trinadaniels


Virginia
http://www.virginiasmith.org/

pastorwick said...

haha.....here I am trying to get an update on my friend, and all I get is a bunch of stuff about Amy Grant. I forgot you and her had a thing. Or at least....u had a thing....for her.... :) Love u man. What's new?