On a Positive Note: Her Joyous Faith, Her Life in Music, and Her Everyday Blessings

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Pocket Books, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 218 pages
Eight-time Grammy Award "RM" -winner CeCe Winans has broken new ground as a superstar of gospel: her celebrated career includes Platinum and Gold albums, collaborations with Whitney Houston, and forays into television and the Broadway stage. She's also a loving wife and mother, whose commitment to family and faith in God's grace have helped her keep her spiritual balance every day. Now CeCe Winans recalls a life full of blessings in this warm and intimate memoir.

ON A POSITIVE NOTE is CeCe's inspiring story of the road she took from a church-centered, musical home in the projects of Detroit, where she was one of ten children, to the glamorous but dizzying heights of international fame and award-winning success. She portrays how a bashful little girl blossomed into a young woman ready to take the brave step of leaving home, along with her brother BeBe, to work as a background singer on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's television program. She offers the courageous testimony of a rising recording star, confronted with new opportunities, people, and experiences, who must rely on the values she was taught as a child to guide her through life-changing decisions. She tells the wonderful story of meeting the man who became her husband, soul mate, and best friend. And finally, CeCe Winans shares a moving and candid account of her lifelong attempt, through times of tears and laughter, to sing of God's glory and live with His love in her heart.

With the Grammy "RM," Dove "TM," Stellar "TM," and NAACP Image Awards "TM" she has earned -- both on her own and in partnership with BeBe -- and with such career highlights as sharing the stage with her friend Whitney Houston before a worldwide televisionaudience, CeCe's life certainly has its fairy-tale aspects. But CeCe is also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who uses all the talent and energy she is blessed with to be the best she can be in all her roles. CeCe's reflections offer a reassuring sense of companionship to women facing their own challenges, doubts, and hopes -- and an inspiration to keep the fires of faith burning bright.

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Home Training
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Fill My
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The Winans
51
Copyright

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Cece Winans is one of contemporary music's most acclaimed vocalists. As one half of the award-winning duo BeBe & CeCe, she garnered unprecedented acceptance in both R&B and Christian music circles. In 1995, she released her first solo project, the Grammy AwardŽ-winning album Alone in His Presence. She is the host of the Odyssey network's CeCe's Place. CeCe lives with her husband and children in Nashville, Tennessee.

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