A Voice UnDefeated
By Collin Raye. He has sold over eight million records, is claimed to have one of the great voices of our time, and I'd never heard of him. That's not surprising, given my age and occupation. Collin wanted to become a rock star. Instead, he became a country music star. He learned the hard way that "God can take a painful disappointment and turn it into a blessing." He claims, in 1983, God blessed me with the two greatest gifts I have ever received from His loving hand: faith and fatherhood … this happened when I became a Catholic and a father at virtually the same time." The story of his life is captivating. Again and again he rises above the treacherous music path of fame and fortune, plus personal tragedy. Bishop Ronald Gainer of Lexington, Kentucky, says of him, "Collin's struggle to integrate his faith into the whole of life is both inspiring and challenging to fathers, husbands, and everyone." I'm part of that "everyone." This book warmed my heart and at times broke my heart, but I'll never forget it. He may be a country star, but he's also a star among God's holy Catholic men. There's even a CD of Collin included in the back of the book to listen to. Hardcover, 222 pages.