Years ago, award-winning Christian artist Sandi Patty felt at home on center stage. But after her controversial divorce, her career and personal life went into a tailspin. In this candid memoir, she recounts her fall from grace, her long journey back to restoration, and the powerful way God's forgiveness worked to heal and redeem her. Foreword by Max Lucado. Hardcover. Slightly Imperfect.
In this inspiring memoir, Grammy- and Dove Award-winning singer Patty recounts
her rise in Christian music, her devastating fall from grace and the long road
back to God. In the early 1990s, Patty separated from her husband and began an
extramarital affair with a back-up singer who was also married. Patty
repeatedly covered up the affair and lied about it before confessing to her
pastor and other church members, and asking forgiveness from those she had
wronged. She doesn't make excuses for her behavior; although she discusses
some of the emotional "baggage" she carried (including childhood sexual abuse
by a trusted babysitter), she knows that her actions weren't in keeping with
Christian teachings or her family's trust. Refreshingly, she offers no
titillating details about the affair itself or about the pain in her marriage
that led to the initial separation. Now married to the singer she fell in love
with, Patty is the mother to eight children in a yours-mine-and-ours blended
family and devotes a fair portion of the book to describing their new life.
Although the writing style is a bit gushy and the account could have used
better editing (the titular story about Patty crying in the back row of a
church is repeated twice in full), this memoir is a powerful testimony to the
joy of forgiveness. (Feb. 15) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.