Broken on the Back Row: A Journey Through Grace and Forgiveness

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Howard Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 225 pages
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Sandi Patty, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian Music, saw her stellar career go into a tailspin. Now she tells the story of her long road to restoration. From the agony of divorce nearly ten years ago, Sandi has moved from center stage to the back row of the church balcony and back into the spotlight.

This book is the heart-touching narrative of her years as an acclaimed recording artist balancing her role as adoring mother to four children, her fall from public acclaim, and the steps she worked through with her church and pastor to find forgiveness and peace --- all under the harsh glare of national media attention.

Sandi's story also includes insightful vignettes from their bustling blended family (Sandi's four children and three stepchildren) and the inspiring way God worked in the adoption of an eighth child, their precious Sam.

Sandi's performance schedule is full once more but there's a difference in her music and her heart that reflects the unforgettable journey she's made to reach the other side of hurt and find healing and forgiveness in Christ.

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User Review  - briandrewz - LibraryThing

Sandi Patty, a woman with a spectacular voice, writes about her life and the difficult times that led to her being "Broken On The Back Row". Recording artist Sandi Patty gives us a brutally honest ... Read full review

User Review  - Jill Muska -

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having gone thru a divorce and a remarriage, Sandy's book was a blessing to me, and it ministered to me in many ways. I felt she was very candid in sharing her story. It is one I will definitely keep. Read full review


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Sandi Pattyis the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history with thirty-nine Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, and four Billboard Music Awards. Her twenty-four albums have sold more than eleven million units including three platinum and five gold recordings. In 2004 Sandi was inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame and in 2005 she penned her autobiographyBroken on the Back Row. She has regularly appeared on network TV includingThe Tonight Show, Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, CNN, andEntertainment Tonight.

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