STYLE: Biography and Autobiography RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77015-BOK432 LABEL: Authentic 9781860247552 FORMAT: Book RELEASE DATE: 2009-04-24 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Emily Lucas
Sheffield's Christian music singer Philippa shares the testimony behind each of her songs in a refreshingly honest way in this book. Her unassuming tone makes this accessible reading for non-Christians and believers looking for a boost to their faith. Philippa's passion for singing started at a very young age and it was thanks to her dad that she started to perform. Her teenage years were a rebellious slide from smoking to sex to tarot cards and a deep interest in crystal healing. Thankfully, as she recounts here, she came into relationship with Jesus. Her song "Crazy Days" is a testimony song referring to her early adolescence. Philippa talks in the opening chapters about her desire to find a deep, fulfilling joy that she eventually discovered in the Gospel and a life lived for Jesus, which is the basis of "New Song". She offers a mature insight into the challenges facing Christians "in a world where you can buy a Buddha figurine in the home-ware section of the local supermarket" and addresses big subjects such as suffering, pain and famine. In the final chapters Philippa writes, "There is nothing I can say to prove to you that God exists. All I can do is offer you a few snap shots of how knowing him has changed me." There is no disputing how God has guided Philippa in her life and this moving and, at times, humorous account is a treat of a read.
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Singer/songwriter Philippa Hanna talks about the stories behind the lyrics of her songs and talks about issues facing teenagers today.
With some clear insights on issues ranging from suffering to teenage love, Philippa Hanna takes you into the world behind her songs. She describes her past life as a rebellious teenager, her struggle with her identity and her passionate conversion to Christ a conversion that brought many changes, challenges and rewards.
A must-read for all fans of Philippa’s music and those intrigued by what Christianity has to offer people today.