Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant // Book Review

Length: 256 pages
Publisher:   Three Rivers Press (October 7, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0767929675
Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir
Buy On: Amazon

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Synopsis:

One of America’s most popular music artists shares beautiful pieces of an unforgettable human mosaic, revealing pieces of a life in progress.

With her unmistakable voice and honest lyrics, Amy Grant has captured a unique place in American music. As the bestselling Christian music artist of all time, a crossover pop sensation, and the wife of country music star Vince Gill, Amy has lived much of her life in the spotlight, subject to adulation, speculation, and scrutiny. Now for the first time she bares her heart and soul to reveal thoughts on everything from motherhood and marriage to fame and forgiveness. Whether describing personal moments alone on a moonlit hillside or very public ones performing with the likes of Tony Bennett and James Taylor, Amy presents a captivating collection of beautiful reflections on life, love, and faith.

Includes Never Before Published Lyrics to New Songs

Rendered with the lyrical insight we see in her music, Amy reflects on the pieces of her life through the years, forming a vivid mosaic of memories rich in color, varied in texture, and united in their heartfelt design.

“Thanks to writing and remembering, I’m re-inspired to value both the mundane and magical moments. In trying to capture a few memories as best as I can, I give myself the gift of treasuring what has been so far a very full and meaningful life. I hope you will do the same with yours.” —Amy Grant

Amy Grant weaves original lyrics and poetry into a narrative patchwork of timeless candor in Mosaic. The pieces of her life so far provide stunning inspiration for her beloved fans. Mixing lighthearted reminiscences of her Tennessee childhood, poignant scenes from her life as a wife and mother, and down-to-earth insight from her celebrity stardom, Amy invites you into her world and gently leads you to fresh insights about your own.

Amy’s winsome personality and joyful authenticity radiate from each page, welcoming you into the satisfying company of a warm and compassionate artist—a woman who sees life through a unique and deeply personal lens.

Amy Grant got her start in the music business with a part-time job sweeping up a Nashville music studio, which provided the perfect opportunity to duplicate a tape of her original songs as a gift for her family. A studio executive overheard her recordings—and the rest is music history.

Since the surprising success of her debut album thirty years ago, Amy has grown into a music legend, with six Grammy Awards, twenty-six Dove Awards, and six pop chart-topping hits to her credit. An inductee into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, she also was honored in 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

My Review:

Amy Grant is my childhood!!! My mom has always loved her music, so growing up, I listened to it all the time. I distinctly remember, that it was not Christmas in our house until we turned on Amy Grant’s Christmas albums. To this day, I can not get in the Christmas spirit without listening to her voice on the radio.

Because I have so many great childhood memories attached to her voice, I really enjoyed hearing more about her life behind her songs and inspiration behind each verse.

Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far takes the reader behind the scenes of an iconic singer. The author shares some insight into her personal life, as well as what inspired her to write many of her hit songs. Behind every song she wrote is a story–either happy or sad–that drew the listeners in and attracted such a large audience.

Ay Grant had a great style of writing and I loved reading her book. She did engage me in her stories, and definitely did not drone on and on.

I was a tad disappointed that she did not share more about her life. I would have loved if the book could have been more like an autobiography. with more about her own life. Most of the book was stories behind her songs–what inspired her to write them. While I loved reading that, I also would have enjoyed hearing a story of her life–from birth to adulthood. I am curious who the person Amy Grant really is. I think it would have helped the book, if she would have shared who she really is–away from the stage. She did share stories from her life, but I would have loved some more detail.

Overall, I loved the book, and I do recommended it to all readers–those who love and listen to her songs, those who have never heard of her, or even those who are not fans of her. It gives unique insight behind a great singer!

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