by Mark Lee, Mac Powell
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.
Mark Lee's "Hurt Road" is a five star must read! If you have enjoyed music from Third Day, which I have since I was a teenager, you will enjoy this book. If you haven't ever heard their music, not to worry, this book is for anyone who is looking to read something with honesty and humility. His writing style is that of which you feel as though you are sitting across the dinner table and Mark is telling you about his life. Whether the struggles or joy, he is authentic, it is tender and he weaves the story of God throughout the book. His love for Stephanie, Abbie and Kitty is very apparent. This book will make you cry, laugh and feel inspired as you understand that God doesn't show us the entire path, and when he shows the path laid out in front of us, it isn't always clear, but he will direct every single step, so keep watching out for the steps. Sometimes we don't always understand why we have to endure tragedy or hardship, but we just have to trust God. I give this book 5/5 stars. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy for review.
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About the Author:
Mark Lee is a founding member and guitarist for the award-winning Christian rock band Third Day, with 13 albums and total sales approaching 8 million. An accomplished songwriter ("Sky Falls Down," "Alien," "Show Me Your Glory," and more), Lee has also written for CCM Magazine, Guideposts for Teens, and others. While balancing touring with life as a husband and father, he earned his BA in Christian studies from Grand Canyon University. He lives with his family outside Atlanta, Georgia.