I have been a fan of Natalie Grant for a very long time. I’ve sung her songs at Christmas and Easter and many, many Sundays in between. As a singer and songwriter, I always appreciate an artist who writes their own songs – especially when they are as well written as Natalie’s. I’ve followed her on Facebook for at least the last year, and have really loved watching her fierce love for her babies and husband and her gracious love of her fans. She is such an awesome gift to the world of Christian music, so when I learned that she had written a book (gasp!) I couldn’t wait to read it.
In Finding Your Voice, Natalie Grant’s voice is strong and kind. If you’ve ever heard her speaking voice, you know that she has a sweet and tender voice – almost childlike. Her singing voice, on the other hand, is pretty much the opposite. It’s strong, loud, forceful even – tender sometimes, yes, but mostly it’s as powerhouse as they come. This book, Finding Your Voice, is more like her singing voice. It’s tender when need be, but it’s mostly firm and steady and empowering. She doesn’t mince words, but gets straight to the point – which I love.
Using tons of musical references (mostly related to singing), and pulling over and over again straight from the pages of scripture, Natalie encourages the reader to not only remember that they have a voice and that their voice matters, but also walks you through how to find that voice and use it well.
There is a vulnerability within the pages of this book that matches the vulnerability in Natalie’s songs and ministry. It’s refreshing. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it.
Here are some of my favorite “Quotables” from Finding Your Voice, by Natalie Grant:
“God knows exactly where you are and the condition that you are in. He knows what you need to complete the journey. And he does provide.” (p22)
“Even when we cower from our callings, God will not fault us for our fears nor will He make us face them alone. He keeps pace and even goes before us to remind us of our truth – we have a voice unlike anyone else’s, and we are equipped with all that we need to change the world in unprecedented ways.” (p28)
“Even when you are unsure of yourself, He isn’t. Even if you don’t know the song yet, you still have a voice.” (p29)
“Even when there is an ocean between your heart and His, He will tame every tempest, wave, and current to hold your heart close to His.” (p39)
“God knit you together. He doesn’t make mistakes. You are exactly who you are supposed to be. It is now your decision to embrace and live in the fullness of purpose or to run from it.” (p63)
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