Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Review & Giveaway: Mosaic by Amy Grant

I'll admit I've been a fan of Amy Grant's since Age to Age was released way back in 1982. I was all of 8 I think. I also still vividly remember the two concerts I went to as a kid, both at the Nebraska State Fair. Awesome! And then while we lived in DC, Eric and I went to one of the Christmas concerts. Such fun.

But even though I've been a fan since childhood, I wasn't sure what I would think of Mosaic. It could be really good or really bad. Fortunately, it falls on the side of a really easy read.

The book has a reader friendly format. In the introduction Amy admits that she used to roll her eyes when she hear about someone writing a book just because a deal was offered to them. While she has spent a career crafting song lyrics, writing a memoir is a completely different task. I know I couldn't write lyrics, but Amy can write. Some chapters are barely over a page. Others may continue for ten pages.

The chapters are interspersed with song lyrics and poetry. The book truly is a mosaic of the stories behind the song, her heritage, and her life. It is a peek into the heart of a woman who has lived and experienced much. And a certain humblesness comes through in the ways she poles fun at herself. A couple quotes to give you a feel for the book and her style:

"Kids know who they are from the minute they are born. As parents, we have the fascinating job of slowly discovering them."

"The beauty of being in the middle of life is the vantage point it provides...Even from here I can see that growing old is not for the cowardly."

"This is trust: doing what you believe you are called to do and trusting that God will provide."

If you would like to be entered for one of three copies of the book I'm giving away, leave a comment with a way to reach you by Wednesday, October 24.


Pam Meyers said...

I'd love a copy of Mosaic. Amy is one of my favorites.


susie said...

Amy has been thru many highs and lows. I saw her in concert and have listened to her since she first started. I am always encouraged by someone who has been bold in living their life but has a heart to follow God. I'd love a copy.

Sue Maley

Cherie J said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I enjoy Amy's music.

brendalottakamaggiebrendan said...

Beautiful website, Cara! I'd love to win a copy of Amy Grant's book. I worked in the music office of my church a few years ago and saw her up close as we set the stage for her to perform for music and booksellers shows we had. Vince Gill was with her. She was pregnant then. She is so pretty.

Carrie Turansky said...

Your website looks great! I am excited to read Canteen Dreams. I heard about Amy's book on our Christian radio station on Monday. Sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing.

Pattie said...

I really want to read this book!
freshbrewedwriter @

Michael Ehret said...

Amy has been a fav since my early days as a Christian and in CCM. But I will admit, I "rolled my eyes" when I heard about the book. Especially given how hard it is to get a book contract...sigh. If only I was already famous!!

Still I'd like to read it.

Leanne said...


Jim said...

I hope I can win a copy of this book!

Andrea said...

Amy has always been a favorite of mine. I've seen her in concerT only once - so far!

I would love to be one of the "blessed" winners!

Your books sound interesting, too, Cara!


jen said...

please enter me into the drawing


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