Hold On, the Light will Come: And Other Lessons My Songs Have Taught Me (Book on CD)(edit)
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When a song connects with us on an almost molecular level, and we'd swear that whoever wrote that song either lived our life or read passages from our most personal journal entries, we discover that we're not as alone as we might have thought we were. Somebody else knows, or they couldn't have written that song in that particular way. Those songs tell us that we have something in common with their writers, but often it seems that the songwriters know more about us than we know about them.
In Hold On, the Light Will Come: And Other Lessons My Songs Have Taught Me, Michael McLean gives us insight into the songwriter's most personal journal entries. We are invited behind the scenes to experience the parts of his life that led to more than twenty albums of songs about hope and healing and holding on.
- Published: October 2003
- Pages: 160
- Book on CD: Abridged
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: approx. 160 minutes
- Read by: Michael McLean
About the Author
Michael McLean is known as a performer, composer, songwriter, producer, and director, with a list of accomplishments reflecting well in each of those areas. He has written music and lyrics for more than thirty albums and soundtracks and has authored five books, including the bestselling The Forgotten Carols and his latest project, Mission to Be Happy. Michael is the writer, producer, and director of Nora’s Christmas Gift starring Celeste Holm, and Mr. Krueger’s Christmas with Jimmy Stewart. Other well-known films include Our Heavenly Father’s Plan; Together Forever; What Is Real; and The Prodigal Son. Albums include his collection of hits, 25; and the book and CD project Mission to Be Happy. Michael and his wife, Lynne, are the parents of three children and grandparents of two. They live in Utah.
This is a great book!!!!
by Patti - reviewed on February 26, 2004
I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I have always been a fan of Michael McLean but to hear the stories behind the songs showed me that even though he is an incredible songwriter, he still has the same feelings and insecurites as the rest of us. I have always loved the song 'From Gods Arms to My Arms to Yours' because I was adopted and it helped me through a very tough time in my life. I knew the story behind the song but when I read it again, the tears started flowing all over again!!! What an incredible and uplifting book!!!
by Cheri - reviewed on February 02, 2004
What a wonderful book and CD. The music was always alive but to know more about the stories behind the lyrics and the history makes it even more personable. Several songs have helped me through out my trials. I especially enjoy hearing Michael sing his own songs with his son Jeff.
A Page Turner
by Customer - reviewed on December 05, 2003
I have seen Michael three times and I just love him. I love this book! It is very insightful, uplifting and inspirational. Once again his candid views mixed with his sense of humor give you hope to 'Hold On, the Light Will Come!'
It will bring tears to your eyes, spiritual and physical.
by Carl - reviewed on October 23, 2007
Just saw Michael and his wife Lynne at a Time out for Couples in Sacramento, and was moved to read his book 'Hold On' Started last night and finsished this morning-wow. What an insight to his music. highly recommend this book with a box of kleenex;O)
wow wow wow
by becky - reviewed on November 25, 2008
i cant read much and i have gone all the way threw this book 4 imes. it has helped me to hold on. and it has helped my foster children to. what a amazing guy. becky