Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance
A runner-up on American Idol and successful music artist, David Archuleta was named one of the "breakout stars of 2008" by Forbes magazine and landed the number two spot on the Billboard charts.
In Chords of Strength David shares his unexpected and
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I suppose I am kind of biased about this book because its two of my favorite things together. Books, and David Archuleta. You wouldn't believe how ecstatic I was to find out he was writing a book. Or if you know me, you probably can...
Anyway. In the book, David tells about his childhood, his journey on Star Search, suffering vocal paralysis, his American Idol journey, and then his life afterwards. Then the last ...more
Sure, much of what he shares is stuff we all have felt and know anyway - not many new discoveries, but it was so refreshing to hear it from someone so young and candid who had reasons he could have felt differently and turned out differently.
His strength is a tribute to those who raise and support him, to a certain extent, but then must ...more
He starts his stor ...more
I recommend you buy this book and re-read it every so often.
David Archuleta is a real person: authentic and down-to-earth. My God: His Voice. You must listen to him sing.
I'll go on YouTube to listen to "Crush" and see if I want to buy his CD because he's billed as a pop star.
I regret I'm not a fan of the music on commercial radio right now so I don't know if I'll like David ...more
I am currently rereading Chords of Strength with a highlighter in hand! Thi ...more
He's the best artist you could ask for!! I have a copy of my own of this book and it's signed by him - and reading his book and telling us his side of story is just so amazing especially for a huge fan of him - it's just wonderful to receive and know truly of who he is as an artist and ju ...more
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So, David Archuleta has come back to the Philippines for the third time! He held a concert in Araneta Coliseum just last Monday- July 18, 2011. I was excited to see him again. In reality, ...more
I'm amazed how quickly the youth of today, learn the lessons of a lifetime! Taking advantage of opportunities to overcome illness & insecurity, by sharing God- given talents, as a gift to others, DOES all ...more
I've loved David Archuleta since I first saw him auditioning on American Idol. He has a wonderful voice with a humble attitude and is just an all-around great person.
So I was glad to have the chance to get to know David better, in his own words. I loved the way this book went through his life and ancestry in a nice organized way, from baby to current status as a "pop star." David's sweet personality and deep spiritual faith shine in this book, and I love how courageou ...more
Singing sensation and American Idolfavorite David Archuleta tells his inspiring personal story. Includes full-color photos! A runner-up on American Idol and successful music artist, David Archuleta was named one of the "breakout stars of 2008" by Forbesmagazine and landed the number two spot on the Billboard charts. In Chords of StrengthDavid shares his unexpected and inspiring journey, including how he overcame vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. He reveals insecurities...more
I liked this book. I'm a nerd, but I love his music and have been to one of his conce ...more
FINALLY FINISHED WITH CHORDS OF STRENGTH!!!!
Being a HUGE, LIKE REALLY HUGE (that's what she said), fan of David Archuleta, i was ecstatic to pick up his memoir. Now that i've completed it, i'm not sure whether i enjoyed it or not. At times, i was fascinated by his life events, the powerful quotes, and the gorgeous format of the book (IT HAS COLOURED PICTURES AND JK ROWLING QUOTES LIKE HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT THIS???), but at times, i felt bored and had to force myself to read.
Also, David me ...more