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It's more than the music : life lessons on friends, faith, and what matters most /
Bill Gaither with Ken Abraham.
New York : Warner Faith, 2003.
ix, 308 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
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New York : Warner Faith, 2003.
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Bill Gaither is the most successful and most honored artist in the history of Christian music. In more than thirty years as a composer, songwriter, and producer, Bill has received four Grammys, twenty Dove awards, and the first Gold Record ever awarded to an inspirational album. Inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1983, Bill was recently honored by ASCAP as Christian Songwriter of the Century Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author
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Booklist, October 2003
PW Annex Reviews, November 2003
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When Bill Gaither assembled a group of all-time great Christian singers to record a song for the Gaither Vocal Band's 1991 album, Homecoming, he knew that the occasion would be special. Soon, however, he realized that something extraordinary was happening. Moved by joy, these accomplished and devout musicians transcended the limits of rhythm and harmony to create something more than the music -- a pure, undiluted expression of their love for God and each other. In It's More Than the Music, gospel music's most beloved artist and songwriter tells the inspiring story of the Homecoming video series and more. He tells how, as a college student, his efforts to become a gospel singer met with frustration. And he recalls his days as a high-school English teacher, when his dream would not die and his faith in God gave him the strength to keep trying. From his early songwriting triumphs and performances in small churches to his recent concerts in sold-out arenas, Bill's career took on a momentum of its own. But it wasn't always easy to live in the public eye. Stresses, struggles, and family tragedies taught Bill valuable lessons about loving God, helping others, and always remembering that only God's blessing made his success possible. Complete with sixteen pages of photos from Bill's life and career, It's More Than the Music is more than a memoir. It is a gentle, loving reminder of what matters most. The lessons Bill Gaither imparts will help you meet the practical demands of everyday life while never losing sight of the eternal light of God's truth. Book jacket.
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Gaither with Abraham shares the amazing story of Gaither's life revealing triumph and tragedies that everyone can learn from.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Homecomingp. 1
Indiana Youthp. 22
False Starts and Better Beginningsp. 41
Gloriap. 62
More Than the Musicp. 70
Beginning of a Legacyp. 84
Enter, Bob MacKenziep. 92
Back Home in Indianap. 108
Down but Not Outp. 133
"Because He Lives"p. 145
Stress and Heartbreakp. 156
We All Winp. 178
Birth of the Vocal Bandp. 189
At Home with the Familyp. 196
Gaither Family Feudsp. 216
More New Facesp. 222
Full Circle Gospelp. 233
Old Friends and New Onesp. 251
Special Momentsp. 260
Dealing with Deathp. 273
Keep on Pumping!p. 278
The End of an Erap. 285
Real Peoplep. 291
Notesp. 295
Bill and Gloria Gaither: Five Decades of Awardsp. 299
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