Saturday, July 25, 2009

'Skidmarks on the Road of Life' by Ann Downing

When you think life can't get any better, you should read 'Skidmarks on the Road of Life.' When you are sure life can't possibly get any worse, you should read 'Skidmarks on the Road of Life.'

This little gem of a book recounts the highs and lows faced by gospel singer/songwriter/author/conference speaker Ann Downing. Joy, pain, disillusionment and enlightenment are all part of her story, along with triumph and more.

Ann's fan base, known as the fANNtastics, will already be familiar with some of her story. Others will find revelations of her inner thoughts as she recounts her career, courtship and marriage, widowhood and the lessons God has given her along the way. Written in a very conversational style, the book feels like a chat with a friend.

For comfort and encouragement, Ann's biography is a rich resource. You're sure to find at least one episode (and probably many more) which will touch your heart. The book is highly readable. My only complaint is that I wanted more - when I came to the end of the book, I felt as though I was saying goodbye to a pal.

'Skidmarks on the Road of Life' carries a subtitle: 'Every Path Has A Purpose - Every Mile Has A Meaning.' Ann Downing shares what she has learned along the way and her story is one that carries a mighty impact.

'Skidmarks on the Road of Life' by Ann Downing
Published by LifeBridge Books at $12.95
ISBN 978-0-9817608-6-5
It is available through many channels, including Ann Downing's website (

© 2009 Mary Beth Magee

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