Book Spotlight: Country Faith

17 Oct

9780310422938Here’s your exclusive backstage pass to experience the faith of today’s top country music stars. From Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Josh Turner, and many others, this hardcover devotional offers a glimpse into the spiritual lives of country’s best and brightest. Each artist comments on a passage of Scripture that has been meaningful in their life. Kick back and settle in for an intimate journey into the heart, soul, and faith of the most beloved artists in country music.

Excerpt

 

UnknownDeborah Evans Price has covered country, gospel and rock music for Billboard magazine since 1994. She also contributes regularly to AOL’s The Boot, Country Weekly, Gospel Music Channel.com, CMA Close Up, FIRST and other publications. A noted country and Christian musichistorian, she’s authored The CMA Awards Vault, a history of the Country Music Association Awards published by Whitman Publishing as well as a historical retrospective on Word Records—“Word: Six Decades of Hits.” Deborah has held editorial posts at Radio and amp; Records, Country News, American Songwriter and Billboard. She has interviewed countless artists, including Willie Nelson, Amy Grant, Third Day, Don Henley, Bon Jovi, Chris Rice, Charlie Daniels, Kirk Franklin, 3 Doors Down, Sarah Brightman, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Smokey Robinson, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandra Bullock, and Robert Duvall. A respected music industry analyst, Deborah has been interviewed by key media outlets including MSNBC, CNN, the Today Show, ABC’s Prime Time Live, the Gospel Music Channel, Country Music Television, The Washington Post and the New York Times, among others. She also served as a judge for three seasons on the nationally televised “Exalting Him: Christian Artist Talent Search.” Deborah is on the Gospel Music Association’s Board of Directors and is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Music. She resides on a hilltop south of Nashville with her husband, Gary, and son Trey.

 

(I received this book from Zondervan.)

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2 Responses to “Book Spotlight: Country Faith”

  1. Fred Barnes October 18, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Okay, but what did you think about the book? You got a free book to review and then don’t give us your thoughts . . . honestly, that’s not very helpful to your readers. Do you like it? Was it well done? What impressed you about it? How much does it retail for? Is that a fair price? What about the quality of the book? A little help here would be appreciated. Thanks!!

    • rbclibrary October 18, 2013 at 10:27 am #

      Fred, not all the books I receive in the mail are ones I request to review. Yes the book was free, but it was unsolicited. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to read all the books that show up at my door. My husband and family would really suffer if that’s all I did. ;) For those books that I find interesting, but cannot review, I spotlight. I thought that this one would interest my readers and if so they could take some time to check it out for themselves. Sorry that the post was not helpful for you.

      Now a word about my reviews — Many of the books I review are free. I receive them from publishers, PR groups and authors. However, I do buy a good number of books that I review. I always note the source of the books. If I like a book, I tell you why. If I don’t, I am honest, but direct the reader to a positive review. Reviews are by their nature subjective. What I like, may not be what you like. It is always good to check out multiple reviews. If my reviews prove unhelpful for you, there are a lot of great bloggers out there — I list some great ones in my sidebar. Please check them out!

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