Item description for Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant...
Overview One of Americas most popular music artists bares her heart and soul in her first autobiographical work. With honesty and depth, Grant offers poignant and often startling insights on motherhood, marriage, friendship, faith, loss, forgiveness, and redemption--revealing a life blessed with jagged edges as well as vivid colors. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.
Publishers Description With her unmistakable voice and honest lyrics, Amy Grant has captured a unique place in American music. As the best-selling Christian music artist of all time, a cross-over 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. 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
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Format: Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
Studio: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
Running Time: 240.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.53" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding MP3 CD
Release Date Oct 16, 2007
Publisher BRILLIANCE AUDIO #858
ISBN 1423343093 ISBN13 9781423343097
Availability 0 units.
More About Amy Grant
Born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta, Georgia. Amy Grant has helped revolutionize contemporary Christian music.
Harking from Nashville, Tennessee, Amy was part of a close-knit, religious family. She had a strong grounding in God's Word through her Church, would would become a major influence on her music.
Grant learned guitar as a teen, and worked at a local recording studio. It was during this time that she made a tape of her music for her parents, which had been discovered by a producer with Word Records, a Christian music label. This led to a recording contract, and her first album was released in 1977. The self-titled album was a big success in the world of Christian music. With her unique style, Grant charted new territory. She fused elements of existing genres of gospel, hymns, and Jesus music—which used rock music to convey Christian teachings—to create a fresh, new sound, not heard before. Her songs are often deeply personal as well as reflecting her spiritual faith.
Grant continued recording and performing throughout high school and college, and has made a significant career for herself releasing numerous popular albums over the years.
She also earned several Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association (GMA), including for Performer of the Year.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far?
nice May 12, 2010
very nice to read and nicely put together.. I love Amy and how she shares
Moments in a Life Jun 2, 2009
Those looking for a real autobiography, tell all or otherwise, look elsewhere. That's not what this book is. Instead, Amy Grant shares vignettes from her life and weaves them into musing on life and faith. Interspersed are lyrics from her songs and a few as of yet unrecorded songs or poems.
Amy tells stories about her extended family. Some are intimate moments. Some are fun. Some are very sad as she shares stories of loss. But through them all, we see lessons learned and are challenged to remember that people are what makes this life worth living.
I've been a fan of Amy's for years (although I never have made it to a concert). Yet most of these stories were new to me. They are touching and heart warming, sometimes at the same time.
Those looking for details about her divorce can move right on by. While she mentions the aftermath once near the end, she never talks about it as such. In fact, she goes out of her way to mention Gary as little as possible, especially by name. Yet we are treated to stories with Vince. Frankly, considering the type of book this is, I wasn't bothered by the lack of "dirt." It would have felt out of place.
Each chapter is a self contained story, usually only three or four pages. Most chapters have a song in between them. The book is just over 200 pages, including a timeline and discography, so this is a very fast read.
Even when the book gets into hurt and pain, it seems to rush by them to more pleasant topics. Even so, it was an enjoyable read that is challenging. While I wouldn't consider any of what she shares to be intimate, I do feel like I've spent time with a good friend.
Now I'm anxious to pull out some of her CDs again for a new listen. Fans will love seeing these stories in print and anyone will be better for the reminder that people matter.
Deep Wisdom Jan 9, 2009
Amy Grant is an American treasure. Critics may dismiss her for being a product of 1980's popular culture, but such dismissals would be unfounded, as she conveys wisdom and insight that comes from a very deep well. In that sense, she shares a kinship with the late (and sorely missed) Johnny Cash, both of whom blend artistry and character in a manner that at times seem almost Biblical. Grant's theology is accessible and present (and never shallow or trite), and after reading snapshots of her journey, it will be hard for the reader to deny the possibility of a loving and present God who longs to walk with us, each step of the way.
Amy Grant Shares Some, But Not All of her Life So Far Dec 26, 2008
A trade reprint of last year's book, "Mosaic" is Amy Grant's not-quite autobiography. She uses her lyrics to illustrate the issues and feelings she had at various times of her life. There are some good stories, but not a real narrative in the traditional memoir sense. Certain areas have been almost completely avoided and were criticized by many of her fans when the hardcover came out; mainly that of her divorce from her first husband.
The title of the book reflects the form Grant chose to share her life--pieces of colorful moments that when seen as a whole, form a mostly compete picture. Considering the amount of lyrics she's written in the past, and the number she chose to use as illustration into those moments in her life, this Mosaic does give you a good enough picture of her life. Unless you are really only interested in seeing the dirt. And I kinda wonder if that's why people complained the first time around.
Assorted Snapshots From Amy's Life Nov 14, 2008
If you're looking for an orderly, chronological autobiography of Amy's life, this is not it. If you are looking for an exclusive, gut-spilling memoir of all the good things and the bad things in her life, this is not it.
This book is an assortment of stories and memories from Amy's life that have shaped her and made her who she is in Christ. She discusses how her youngest daughter is becoming excited about greeting the day with prayer and praise. She talks about people that she and Vince have met that have made an impact on their lives. She fondly recalls old friends and lost loved ones. She acknowledges disappointments and failures of the past while also leaning heavily on the grace and mercy of our God.
In between each chapter are song lyrics and poems that Amy has written through the years. Reading this carefully crafted and poignant book is like sitting down with a doubleshot cup of Starbucks coffee with an old friend. Recommended for all Amy fans and for those who want to meet one of Christian pop's most magnificent artists.