'Breaking Through By Grace: The Bono Story'
By: Barbara Barnett
(Paperback / 112 pages / Zonderkidz / ISBN: 0310721237 / $6.99)
Description: When love walks in the room ... Awards, fame, wealth ... Bono has it all. But the biggest rock star in the world has something more important, something that has guided every step of his success: faith in God.
Verdict: This incredible, little book paints the picture of Bono, from growing up in Ireland during deadly IRA times to performing on the largest stages in the world. They explore his beliefs, ones so strong that they have kept him grounded and focused on what truly matters.
"And this wise man asked me to stop. He said, Stop asking God to bless what you're doing. Get involved in what God is doing -- because it's already blessed." Yes, whether using his voice to captivate an audience or to fight for justice and healing in Africa, Bono is a champion of the lost and a hero to those who long for harmony.
And with relation to the books title, Bono once said, "I'd be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge. I'd be in deep s---. It doesn't excuse my mistakes, but I'm holding out for Grace." And so, complete with the hand of author Kim Washburn, there by the Grace of God goes Bono.
About The Author:
Kim Washburn began her career in Christian publishing with Focus on the Family. After working with the marketing and publicity team for the organizationĂs books, she became an associate editor for its monthly magazine Clubhouse Jr.
Starting in 1997 she evaluated fiction and nonfiction for young readers, contributed original pieces, and helped create a polished, entertaining, and edifying publication for four- to eight-year-olds.
Two of her stories for Clubhouse Jr. were recognized by the Evangelical Press Association, including first place in the fiction category in 2006. Currently Kim stays home¨and stays on her toes¨with her nine-year-old daughter and seven-year-old twin sons.