About the Book
This book includes the lyrics to each of the 12 songs, and then the story behind the song and why I wrote it. The scriptures behind the songs are also included.
This book can be used as a devotional, or would be helpful and encouraging for anyone struggling in life, including those in 12-step recovery, drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation.
Features & Details
- Category Religion & Spirituality
6×9 in, 15×23 cm
- Publish Date Jan 26, 2011
- Tags prison, jail, recording, nashville, country, songwriter, singer, music, songs, life, journey, road, hang-ups, hope, healing, God, Jesus, Christ, bondage, freedom, habit, pain, restoration, hurt, drugs, addiction, alcohol, NA, AA, 12-step, recovery
When my life hit bottom almost a decade ago, I felt lost, confused, and wondered why I was even breathing. But at my lowest point was where I discovered I was a songwriter! I joined a local 12-step recovery group, and began writing "recovery", restoration, and healing music, as I worked the 12 steps, and worked through my "stuff". I'd never been taught how to write songs... but all these songs just started coming because of the pain I was in... songwriting became my therapy and my connection with God. Only as I look back, do I understand that this was a new beginning for me... a dream that had always existed in my heart... to sing and play guitar. I've been playing at local 12-step recovery programs, rescue missions, coffee houses, fairs, and churches since 2001. I write about my life experiences... I also write songs about the lives of those around me... we all have a story. I believe music has a way of expressing the thoughts and feelings of thousands of people at one time.