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The Acoustic Version: An In-Depth Book Review

Updated: Mar 25

"Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I get here?" This is the opening line in the biography of the singer, musician, composer, businesswoman, and teacher, Ms Beverly Song Burton. This book is an introspective look into her life, as she asks herself, How did I get here?

We all have asked ourselves that question as various points in our lives. We start out life with a vision for ourselves, and very often because of the circumstances of life, we find ourselves someplace else that we did not envision for ourselves, and we ask ourselves, "How did I get here?"

Beverly shares her life's journey in this book. She talks about her early years and her desire to express her musical gifts and talents, but because of outside influences, pressures and innuendo, she finds herself in another place, asking herself, "How did I get here?"

Beverly beautifully weaves biblical references to the Children of Israel's journey from captivity in Egypt to the promised land in Canaan, to illustrate how the fears of others can often cause you to doubt your journey, and instead of reaching your promised destination, you end up wondering in the wilderness, wondering, "How did I get here?"

Beverly also uses the trials of Job to illustrate how we can trust God, despite the circumstances of our lives. We all sometimes have trust issues. We ask, where is God taking me? Beverly states, "It is better that I know the truth, reliability, and strength of God through uncertainties because trust is built in uncertainty?"

The key point of this book is to trust what God has called you to be. Be careful not to let other people's vision for you, crowd out where God has called you to be, and where He has called you to go. That is when you find yourself asking the question, "How did I get Here?"

What is the acoustic of your life? It is your purpose, your calling, your gifts, your God-giving talents and abilities, your essence, and your trust in doing what God has called you to do.

While others can amplify life, we must first learn to find our acoustic version of ourselves. I invite you to purchase and read this book, available on Amazon, and be inspired to find the acoustic version of your life.

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