Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between by Mark Lee
Published by Baker Publishing Group on September 5th 2017
Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Religious
Third Day guitarist Mark Lee is no stranger to heartache and hopes deferred; the road to success is never traveled without missteps along the way. Life is messy and uncertain and full of surprises. And one of the best things he’s ever done is let go of his expectations about how life should be in order to embrace life as it is: a moment-by-moment walk with God.
Hurt Road is the engaging true story of a man who, as a teen, found in music a refuge from the uncertainties of life. Who set out to discover a better way to live than constantly struggling to make sure life turned out the way he planned it. Who stopped substituting what’s next for what’s now and learned the truth–that coming or going, God’s got us.
Poignant, funny, and thoughtful, Hurt Road dares anyone feeling knocked down or run over by their circumstances to give up control to the One who already has the road all mapped out. Includes black and white photos.
Every month, I learn about new books published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. When I first learned that Mark Lee’s book, Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between, was available to read and review through my association with Revell Books, I’ll be honest with you – I was star struck! As a “church drummer” myself, I love the Christian contemporary artists that comprise the band, Third Day, and I couldn’t wait to read the book.
I really enjoyed this entire book. I especially liked the quotes that started out each chapter – they seemed as if they were brief summaries of what the chapter would share. Mark Lee shared stories from his childhood and of his life with the band, which really made a good blend of what it’s like to live an “everyday life” and his life as a Christian music celebrity band member. Mark Lee invites readers to join him as he shares the stories of “the music, the memories, and the miles between”.
I really appreciated that Mark didn’t hold back when admitting he isn’t a perfect man and reminds readers that only God is perfect. Mark Lee i definitely an every day role model. I loved reading Mark’s story, learning more about him and Third Day and feeling a connection between the Christian artists that I’ve known them to be and their relationship with God.
If you are looking for an inspiring book to help you grow in your own faith as a Christian, this is definitely a book you’ll want to pick up as Mark’s story is one you’ll never forget!
I was provided with a trade paperback copy of this book from Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for this, my honest review.