Contents PREFACE Rev. James Moore Kurt Carr Hezekiah Walker LaShun Pace Rev. Milton Biggham Edwin Hawkins Yolanda Adams Doug Williams Shirley Caesar Kirk Franklin Dottie Peoples Donald Lawrence Vanessa Bell Armstrong Daryl Coley Albertina Walker John P. Kee Dorothy Norwood Mark Kibble Vickie Winans
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.
Grammy Award-winner Jones and journalist Sussman (Lord, I'm Comin' Home) collect the stories of several contemporary black gospel superstars. These singers, including Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar and Vickie Winans, narrate dramatic accounts of the obstacles they have faced and the ways that God has changed their lives and shaped their music. For example, doctors told singer and pianist Kurt Carr that he might lose the use of his hand as the result of multiple stab wounds incurred in a struggle with thieves. According to Carr, God miraculously healed him, and he testifies now to God's miracle in his concerts. LaShun Pace shares the story of a miserable period in her life when, depressed about the failure of her marriage, she attempted suicide. Having overcome her suicidal tendencies, she now proclaims that God provides help for all those who seek it. These and other inspiring stories of hope and transformation bring us closer to these performers, who deliver God's message in their powerful music. (Dec.)
The Birmingham Times Gripping tales...A collection of stories that needs to be told.