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Between Wyomings
June 21, 2009, 2:31 pm
Filed under: Non-Fiction Review, Thomas Nelson Reviews

Between Wyomings

Between Wyomings

My God and an iPod on the Open Road

By Ken Mansfield
Join Ken Mansfield on a road trip through the canyons of Hollywood, the outlaw alleys of Nashville, and the backstreets of his soul as this Grammy Award-winning producer recreates his journey through the lush landscapes of success and the deserts that led him home.

For three decades, Ken Mansfield lived the heady life of a record executive and friend to such cultural icons as the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Dolly Parton, and Waylon Jennings. Along the way, he collected a Grammy, number-one albums, and a disquiet that he pushed soul-deep.Between Wyomings invites readers to travel with him on a tender journey that calls readers to reflect on the highways of their own lives and the deserts that press them into the heart of a Creator who has been there all along. As Ken discovers, sometimes when we see how lost we are, we can finally begin to find home.

My Review:

Ken Mansfield takes on a wild car ride in his lastest release, Between Wyomings.
I initially requested this book from Thomas Nelson because of his connections with the music industry.  However, many of the artists and music gurus I have never heard of before.  I found myself skimming over many of the chapters that talked exclusively about his life in the music world.  But, the parts of his discoveries of the love  and nature of God were GREAT! 
It was neat also to learn about his influence on the lives of the Beatles. If you are a Beatles fan be sure to check out his other two books, The Beatles, The Bible and Bodega Bay and The White Book.  This book doesn’t concentrate a lot on the group, but the members get mentioned a couple of times. 🙂

I would definitely recommend this book for people who know more about 60’s & 70’s music than I do. (i was born a couple of decades too late:) Since i didn’t know most of the names, not all of the book captured my whole attention. A fun book all the same though!

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