Tuesday, June 27, 2017
This Life I Live by Rory Feek
Rory Feek writes in a blog with the same title: This Life I Live. Many people have heard about his wife, Joey, and followed their music career and her battle with cancer. This book focuses more on Rory's life before fame and fortune...how God got his attention and prepared him to be a good husband. Like most of us, there are some parts of his story that Rory is not proud of, but he recognizes that those things still have value and need to be told. He writes, "I've learned that most of the time, the things that you're most ashamed of and don't want to tell anyone are the things that can become a new beginning for you. And, in time, God has a way of making those moments the first things you want to talk about because it's from there that He was able to work in your life. To really change you. From the inside out." It is with this spirit of authenticity that Rory writes, and I found it both engaging and easy to relate to.
This book has the same feel that a blog has - short chapters that either tell a story or focus on a theme. While the book as a whole does flow from start to finish, the individual chapters don't always come in chronological order. Jumping around in time was mildly confusing at times, but I could follow it.
Every family has a story to tell and lessons to share. I'm glad I got a glimpse into this one...
And if you like to listen to audio-books: Rory recorded this book himself! I think it would be really cool to listen to an author reading his own story.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.