Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Outlaw and a Lady, a review


The subtitle of this book by Jessi Colter with David Ritz says it all, A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith That Brought Me Home.  Although I am a fan of of the music, especially the Highwaymen years, it was the interest in Colter's spiritual journey that was of interest.

How could a woman who grew up with a Pentecostal pastor mother end up marrying one of the original "outlaws" of country music?  Well, the story is absolutely fascinating and her return to her childhood faith should be a hope to any parent with a prodigal.

I loved this book, the stories about her music (I'm Not Lisa was stuck in my mind the entire time I was reading the book), the music of Waylon Jennings and his well known friends, and an insight into the recording industry through the years will please every country music fan.  However, as interesting as they were, the story of her journey back to the Lord is why I couldn't put the book down. It is just that good.

The book is well written and enjoyable to read.  I'd recommend it to anyone who likes the music but also to those who have left their childhood faith and who wonder if they can still return.  Spoiler alert... yes you can.  The road was not easy for Jessi Colter but God worked in her and through her.

An Outlaw and a Lady was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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2 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

That would be an interesting read! My 'to read' list is huge!

olderandwiser said...

Sounds like an interesting book. It got me thinking about Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. I remember back in the 70's, my husband used to take part in civil war re-enactments. The album, White Mansions, was released during that time and we listened to it a lot. It was and still is a really good album, imo, a classic.