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Thursday, June 1, 2017

This Life I Live


This Life I Live: One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever is Rory Feek's compelling memoir that chronicles not only discusses his love story with Joey, but also his life journey and how his experiences shaped the man he is now.

Rory is a wonderful storyteller, and his honesty and bluntness make this book an intimate experience for readers. Even the smallest things in the book speak so loudly--there are so many aspects of Rory's story of redemption that readers can relate to. Throughout his trials and successes, he shows how God's plan for his life was there all along and he shares his testimony of God's grace.

With short chapters that serve as snapshots of moments in his life, Rory's story covers his childhood, his time in the military, his beginnings in the music industry, and his brief time with Joey on this earth. It is a loving tribute to a wife who had a huge influence on her husband. Many details that Rory already chronicles on his blog are left out of the book, but This Life I Live is a complete story on its own.

This Life I Live is sad and tragic, yet Rory's storytelling ability and his testimony leave readers with a sense of hope. He is an inspiration for many reasons, but especially because he demonstrates how even with a lifetime of hard knocks and bad decisions, it is never too late to turn things around and open yourself up to God's voice. Rory surely is an example of this.

The publisher provided a review copy of This Life I Live.