Friday, May 11, 2007

This Is My Story – David Liverett

Several months ago I purchased this when Jonathan Martin did a concert at our church (of course he signed his page for me). I used the book as a devotional aid in the evenings as long as it lasted—reading one short bio a night.

The premise of the book was to include as many artists as possible with a portrait on one page and a biographical sketch of that artist on the opposing page. Each bio was preceded by a scripture verse. Some of the bios were inspirational, others not so much. Artists included Dottie Rambo, George Yount, Andre Crouch, and even Elvis Presley.

The entries have a tendency to be more or less a tribute to gospel music, the gospel music industry and the Southern gospel genre of music rather than a commentary on the influence of Christ on the lives of these artists. The highlights about the majority of the performers includes their walk to fame instead of their walk with Jesus.

Fans of Southern Gospel music will be delighted to have this collection. People who would like to be inspired will want to look elsewhere.

—Benjamin Potter, May 11, 2007

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