Monday, October 15, 2007
Book Review & Giveaway ~ Mosiac
I had to opportunity to read "Mosiac - Pieces of My Life So Far" by Amy Grant for the blog tour of it's release this week. While expecting it to be a normal autobiography, the book surprised me as it is set up nicely just like it's title states, pieces of her life. Stories and memories of her life, lessons learned and special people, including family, make up the bulk of her reminiscing. I was nicely surprised at how much of a nice easy reading set up the book is. Unlike a normal autobiography which starts at the beginning of one's life and moves in chronological order, this book is more just bits and pieces of Amy's thoughts and memories in no particular order of her life, almost as if you were sitting down and having a coffee with her.
I was interested in reading this book because even though she is very much in the public eye, and had been since a very young age, I really did not know anything about her or where she's come from or the road she has walked. The most I knew of her was reports of her divorce and then marriage to Vince Gill and I knew there had to be more to her than that. Call it being nosey or curiosity, I was interested in what has formed her into the person she is today. She is my age and first started in the music business when I was a baby Christian and thus has travelled a very different road than me.
With lyrics to songs at the ends of most of the chapters the reader is afforded a glimpse into the heart and history of the song.
Waterbrook Press has generously given me 3 copies of the book to give away. Yes, you heard right, three! So if you'd like one, leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite Amy Grant song. I'll make the draw on a random generator early Friday morning and announce the winners then. Open to U.S. and Canadadian residents.
Mosaic may also be purchased here.
UPDATED TO ADD: Please make sure there is a way to get ahold of you through your blog or by leaving an email address. In order to be sent the book I have to be able to contact you!