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Born for This: My Story in Music

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BeBe Winans, six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and member of Gospel music's royal family, shares the candid and close-up journey of pursuing his dreams while holding on to his faith.

Benjamin "BeBe" Winans always knew he was born to be a Gospel singer. Growing up watching his four older brothers perform fueled his dream to be on stage, and as teenagers, he and his
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by FaithWords
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Andrew
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In Born for This, Bebe Winans opens up about his story and how he became a Gospel/Christian artist. He grew up in the music city of Detroit and in the book, he explains how he learned about his family roots. He grew up in a big family 10 siblings total with six brothers and three sisters. His family all were raised with deep Gospel roots. Music was a big part of this family and four of his brothers loved to perform and they found success on a national level and they started touring. When he saw ...more
Mary Vogelsong
Born for This: My Story in Music is the memoir of Benjamin, “BeBe”, Winans. Born into the large Winans family of Winans Family Singers fame, BeBe was the youngest son of ten children. BeBe watched his older brothers work diligently under the tutelage of their father David, or “Skippy”, first in the church choir and then as they formed their own Gospel group.
Skippy was strict but loving. They had to give their best for God, but there was to be no boastful pride should they succeed. BeBe longed
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Michelle
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Born For This is an inspirational memoir by author and singer Bebe Winans.

When I saw this book up for review I could hardly wait to read it. I am very familiar with Cece Winans, but not so much her brother. I did know he is Gospel music royalty, but that was about all I knew. I also didn’t realize he sings R&B.

The author talks about growing up in Detroit, and how he got the name Winans. I learned that Detroit music was a kind of foundation for our country. It told the story of the love of
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Lance Lumley
Nov 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
I admit I do not know much about Winans, besides being a legend in Gospel Music (when I listen to Christian music, it's usually CCM style). However, after reading this book, I learned not much more. The book covers some of his early career struggling to "make it big" as a singer while his older siblings already have. The book then talks about getting his break (with his sister) on Jim Bakker's TV show. Then, the book goes into an attitude where everyday was a race issue, and a complaining about ...more
Mam
Jan 25, 2020 rated it liked it
There's always a Nashville connection ... one of my favorite observations. While I've never heard BeBe perform in person, I've heard his sister CeCe several times. Both Detroit natives are now part of Nashville's music scene. I enjoyed the book. It's always interesting to hear about the journey.
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Benjamin "BeBe" Winans is a gospel and R&B singer. He is a member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.