Monday, October 15, 2007

Mosaic by Amy Grant

There is still time to enter the giveaway I'm hosting for Amy Grant's new book Mosaic, published by Random House. I'll be selecting three winners October 21rst. And I'll be hopefully mailing the books out that Wednesday on my errand day.

I was very happy to participate in this blog tour for Amy Grant's new book. (You can buy the book here.) I didn't know how I'd like the book if I'm being completely honest. Musicians--celebrities--don't always make the best authors. They may know how to sing, but that doesn't necessarily translate into being able to write compellingly. But I was pleasantly surprised by Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far. These mini-chapters or vignettes are well-written, focused portraits of Amy's intimate life. For example, she talks a great deal about her family--her parents, her sisters, her children, etc. as well as focusing on her musical career. Many chapters focus on the inspiration behind many of her songs. I loved hearing, for example, the behind-the-scenes story of "Breath of Heaven." That album--that song--have always been among my favorites. That album really is one of my favorite favorite Christmas albums. So many happy memories wrapped up with it. And while not all facets of her life are given equal attention, this book presents a look at many of her personal thoughts and reflections. You can read about her insights as a mother, for example, and there are many spiritual insights as well sprinkled throughout the text. Little highlights here and there about how God has worked in her life and how he can work in your life as well. Overall, I enjoyed this one very much.