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Finding Your Voice by Natalie Grant
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it was ok

As a fan of several of Grant's songs, I was really interested to read her newest book. I wasn't sure what her writing style would be and I didn't know if she would weave in personal stories, but I hoped to hear a few "stories behind the songs," if you will.

The chapter titles are smart, and the overall message of the book relates back to a singing career. If you are a singer, I think you'll get more out of the book. There are some things, though, that are used as examples or metaphors and if you don't sing (or don't know music/how to read music) you may miss some of the points Grant tries to make.

I appreciated that she included several stories from the Bible but also shared her own insights about those stories. I would have liked to read a lot more of her own story, though. It seemed like the majority of the book was advice or music/stage talk. I don't mean "stage talk" as in fake or for show, as Grant does reveal brief glimpses into personal pieces of her life story. Rather, I mean that she uses language and metaphors that just may not translate to everyone if they didn't grow up singing or acting on a stage.

Honestly, there isn't one particular thing about the book that I greatly dislike... and so I truly hesitate to give it two stars (two stars on GoodReads = "it was okay"). But I can't give it more than that, as I didn't have any take-aways from the book and don't see myself reading it again. Some may say it deserves more if I can't pinpoint anything. However, something about it just felt off, like parts of the story were missing, like it went a bit past surface level but didn't stay in the deep waters for long. If that's your kind of book, then you're probably going to love this! Like I said before, Grant offers insights and interesting singing-related metaphors. But if you're wanting to learn a lot about her story, this just may not be what you're looking for.

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Reading Progress

October 5, 2016 – Started Reading
October 5, 2016 – Shelved
October 5, 2016 –
page 92
October 10, 2016 –
page 131
October 12, 2016 –
page 167
October 13, 2016 – Finished Reading

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