[[ Reading ]] ➺ God on the Rocks Author Phil Madeira – Bassgrotto.co.uk

God on the Rocks Musician And Songwriter Phil Madeira Turns His Talent For Evocative Lyricism From The Stage To The Page As He Invites Us To Wander With Him On His Relentless Search For God From A Joke Involving A Glass Eye In A Family That Doesn T Always See Eye To Eye, A Judgmental Grandmonster Who Makes An Almost Redeeming Connection In Her Final Moments, Or A Crumbling Marriage And The Surprise Of New Love, Madeira S Raw And Tender Stories Illustrate The Journey We All Share, Along With Wise Reflections To Get Through It Roaming From His Evangelical Roots To Discover A Successful Career In Americana Music, Madeira Boils Away The Detritus Of Religion To Discover A Faith On The Rocks Sometimes Leaving Him Stranded On The Rocky Shore, Sometimes Savored Like A Smooth Drink On A Summer S Day, But Always Leading To A God Not Worrying About Changing Or Chastising His Broken Children, But Singing In A Low, Guttural Hum, Forged In The Heat Of His Passion For Humans, A God Almighty Love Song Just Like A Sweet Old Hymn Can Rekindle Even A Doubting Cynic S Longing For God, Madeira S Beckoning Voice Can Turn A Wandering Heart Toward Home With Laughter And Hope


10 thoughts on “God on the Rocks

  1. says:

    It s tough to review this objectively because the author is my uncle It was fascinating to read his stories, some of which were very familiar to me, others which I had never heard The book definitely shed light ...


  2. says:

    I have heard Phil s names many times over the years as he s played, produced or written songs by many of my favorite artists, but despite all of this, I never had the opportunity to catch him at a show or meet him This changed a couple of weeks ago when I caught him at the Nowhere Else Festival in Ohio My wife and I loved him His authentic self came out as he spoke between songs and there was...


  3. says:

    Phil Madeira, a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and member of Emmylou Harris traveling band, offers a series of short, journal like reflections on faith, art, music, friendship, and the challenges of their somtetimes tenuous intersections Madeira may be known first and foremost as a musician, but he is a surprisingly gifted writer of prose with an uncanny ability to craft memorable turns of phrases that cause one ...


  4. says:

    Phil Madeira s book brings readers into his life He has woven an intricate look at the people and experiences that have shaped his years on this great planet and puts into words the struggles of growi...


  5. says:

    Very easy to read and non preachy religion This guy is v talented as a writer, and I plan to add my fave parts in later stay tuned


  6. says:

    I love his transparency and the quality of his writing He invites the reader into his life journey and takes you fully into the good and bad times He does not come to a neat conclusion and tie up lose ends He reflects real life Throughout there is a thread of faith that is sometimes vibrant and sometimes bare embers I found his thinking challenging and insightful His descriptive ability is truly outstanding As someone who grew up in RI I was amazed at his ability to clearly articulate thi I love his transparency and t...


  7. says:

    This was a complete surprise and delight, honestly I was absolutely taken aback by the beauty of his writing I have no idea, really, of the point of the whole thing but I don t think I care In the end i...


  8. says:

    Started out very interesting.then dragged until the end Nothing really inspiring from this book and it ended abruptly with no closure.