Friday, March 8, 2013

Review -Stumbling on Open Ground

Stumbling on Open Ground Love, God, Cancer, and Rock'n'Roll is a book written by Ken Mansfield.   From the back cover - Stumbling on Open Ground is a story of a private trial and faith like those found in the books of Esther and Job.  Punctuated with stories from Ken Mansfield's years in the music business - working with George Harrison and Waylon Jennings, among others - Stumbling on Open Ground is a private dialogue between a charismatic man, his loving wife, and the extraordinary God who transformed them in the middle of a heartbreaking disease.

I hadn't heard of Ken Mansfield before this, but he has a very interesting background (former US manager of the Beatles' Apple Record Company, award winning producer) and is now an ordained minister and public speaker.   In the book he shares anecdotes about his life and talks about his battle with cancer (twice).   What I took away from the book is this from page 237 - "Before, I used to stumble on open ground and fall all the way down. Now I fall short because his loving arms, tender mercies, and unconditional love always catch me before I hit the ground."   This book is inspiring and I would recommend it to others.

Disclosure: I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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