Item description for Touched by God by Bobby Jones & Lesley Sussman...
Overview Top gospel singers reveal how their relationships with God have changed their lives and shaped their music
Publishers Description In a soul-lifting collection that resounds with joy, today's black gospel superstars tell how the Lord has changed their lives, shaped their music -- and led them to triumph over life's most incredible trials. Dr. Bobby Jones, host of Black Entertainment Television's "Bobby Jones Gospel" and "Video Gospel, " joins nineteen acclaimed gospel performers whose personal stories, like the healing, hopeful music they were called to sing, are celebrations of God's glory. Kirk Franklin reveals how it took the violent death of his close friend for God to reach out and touch him, and turn him from a gang-banger to a minister for Christ. John P. Kee affirms that God saved him from drugs and the fast-money lifestyle of the streets. Shirley Caesar remembers how she fell apart when her mother died, and how the Lord helped put the pieces of her life back together. Given only a few months to live by his doctors, blind minister and gospel star Rev. James Moore praises God for a different kind of prognosis that keeps him singing to this very day. Gospel matriarch Albertina Walker's testimony affirms her God-given stamina in a harsh world that has tried to knock her down more than once. Dottie Peoples describes an encounter with an angel that took her out of nightclubs and returned her to singing gospel music in church. As rousing as a gospel choir in full swing, these and other inspiring accounts of hope and transformation confirm the power of music and faith -- and will stir the hearts of those looking to strengthen their own ties with the Lord.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
ISBN 067102003X ISBN13 9780671020033
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More About Bobby Jones & Lesley Sussman
Dr. Bobby Jones, a Grammy(R) and Dove(R)- Award-winning performer, is host and executive producer of television's only nationally syndicated gospel program, Bobby Jones Gospel, seen weekly by five million viewers. He has won the Cable Ace Award for excellence in programming on cable television, and two Grammys: Best Performance by a Black Contemporary Gospel Group for his Soul Set Free album, and another for a single recorded with Barbara Mandrell. He has also won numerous awards for his contributions to gospel music, including the 1997 Stellar Award and NAACP Image Award.
Bobby Jones lived in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Bobby Jones was born in 1902 and died in 1971.
Reviews - What do customers think about Touched by God?
real testamonies Jul 23, 2007
the behind the scene lives of many 'famous' in the gospel industry gives hope to christians who struggle in life and are judged. they share real stories.
Miracle workin' Jesus!! God is Awesome. Feb 16, 2001
If you haven't read about Pastor shirley, you need to. she has come along way. She is my Idol. I look up to her. She is really a blessed woman with a very big and loving heart. I can't wait to meet her.
Gospel Stars Bare Their Hearts and Souls Dec 25, 1999
Gospel music's greats talk about the spiritual setbacks in their lives and how God entered the picture to point them in the right direction.
CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, John Kee -- you name the star and here is their behind-the-scenes story of spiritual strife and struggle. A very, very inspirational read for lovers of Gospel music!
Soul Good May 19, 1999
This book is Soul Good! Its encouraging, informative, and inspirational. I enjoyed this book so much I bought copies for all my friends.
Getting to Sing Gospel Meant Getting to Trust the Lord Jan 19, 1999
Gospel stars are not born in Heaven -- they are made through the trials they face on Earth. These are real people who sing this glorious music--and they have overcome many personal problems to get where they are at. This book makes us feel that if we surrender to the Lord we can get to a very high place.