Book Review: Rock and a Heart Place

rockheartRock and Heart Place is a Rock ‘n’ Roller-coaster Ride from Rebellion to Sweet Salvation containing passionate and revealing stories from members of Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Collective Soul, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Grand Funk Railroad, Kanas, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Pointer Sisters, Prince, The Ronettes and The Turtles.  (I’ve seen 2 of these in concert – can you guess which 2?)

The table of contents for this book is titled “Set List” which of course I thought was awesome.  There is an Overture and then 12 chapters followed by the Final Chord & Applause. The first chapter is about The Turtles – Flo & Eddie.  This is one of the two bands I’ve seen (though not on my artists seen list) at EPCOT when we went during Spring Break back in I think 1999. The second chapter is about Ruth Pointer from the Pointer Sisters – which is the other band I’ve seen live. Funny how it ended up being in that order.

The book focuses on entertainers who have found God and their spiritual journeys. Most of them are a bit of a Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster.

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for this review.

About the Book

Fans laud their favorite performers with superlatives and adjectives usually reserved for deities and gods. In the cultural conscience, music stars have replaced preachers. Rock and a Heart Place traces the rise, fall, and redemption of famous entertainers who were brought to their knees—a great place to meet God.

Mansfield & Terrill interweave three themes in this book, Conversations with rock stars and musicians in their own words but with the authors’ clever and insightful narrative, Stories about the entertainment industry as seen through the eyes of entertainers, and Spiritual journeys about the venues, studios, and backroom deals that defined many musical careers and lives

Join award-winning producer and music executive Ken Mansfield and biographer Marshall Terrill on a spiritual journey down the secluded halls of the music industry.

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