This is a very interesting book that shares the stories and songs of various events within the life of Ethan D. Bryan. Ethan takes the reader along a fun-filled and life changing journey of his life while he uses his music and storytelling to impact the lives of others. He shares the love he has for his favorite baseball team the Kansas City Royals. He discusses the moment he met Frank White and what a joy it was to discuss baseball with this legend.
There are moments of encouragement where Ethan describes hearing the voice of the Lord while mowing his lawn. He raises money for water wells in Africa to help provide clean drinking water. Ethan's heart is set on helping others and he does most of that through the gifts and talents he learned on his guitar that his dad bought for him. This was his prized possession and even when it needed repair from time to time, he felt like a part of him was gone or missing.
He took this wonderful gift and used it to inspire students, children, adults and prisoners alike. The chapter that I enjoyed the most was chapter seven where Ethan describes how his best friend Brett and he went to Lansing Correctional Facility. Inside the prison walls they sang and told stories reaching out to the inmates impacting their lives. They had a great response to their music and were invited back to share again. It was just a few days earlier when Ethan's daughter Sophie drew a picture for the inmates and asked her dad to take it with him. This picture so inspired the inmates that it was placed behind the Program Counselor's desk for every man to see and enjoy.
This chapter helps me to understand that anyone could be in prison. Those who have done wrong as well as those who have been mistakenly accused of wrong and those who have truly reformed their lives while inside the prison walls. Society tends to lump a title on people rather than allowing the individual to represent who they truly are.
This is a very inspiring story and one that will encourage and be uplifting to the reader.
This copy was provided by eLectio Publishing for my honest review.
5 of 5 stars