Monday, October 28, 2013

MUSIC FOR YOUR HEART - Ace Collins - One Free Book

Welcome back, Ace. What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?
For me the best part of each week is Sunday night when my wife and I feed between 25-50 college kids at our house. These young people give me such optimism for the future. They are service minded, and I believe they will fix many of the problems my generation caused.

Tell us about your family.
My wife Kathy is a professor in the education department at Ouachita Baptist University. She is an incredible, dynamic and charismatic woman who is the perfect mentor for a new generation of teachers. We have two sons, both single. Clint works in Dallas, and Rance is in California.

I attended Ouachita back when it was still a college, the first two and a half of my college years. Have you written other nonfiction books?
I have written more than forty nonfiction books. I tend to go back and forth between novels and nonfiction. My bestsellers in the nonfiction area are Lassie A Dog’s Life, The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, and Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?
I have three novels and a book on dog heroes that are scheduled for release in the next year. The first of those is a tense mystery, The Color of Justice, and the next will be Man’s Best Hero.

What kinds of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?
I love college sports and see as many games and matches featuring college kids as I can in person. I have a 1957 Wurlitzer Jukebox that keeps me busy and a 1934 Auburn 652Y sedan that I drive often. I also collect old radio shows.

Why did you write the featured book?
I have written devotionals for years and have found the ones that have resonated the longest have been wrapped around music. So Music For Your Heart was born from those experiences. I wanted to include popular or hit songs that everyone knew in order to reach a larger audience. My goal was to pen a devotional book that even folks who normally didn’t read devotional books would want to read.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?
My goal is to give readers a book they will enjoy while presenting a few spiritual concepts that might give them a way to put faith into action.

Where on the Internet can the readers find you?
My website is www.acecollins.com and you can find me on Facebook too.

Thank you, Ace. I love devotionals that feature music. Music has been such an important part of my life.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Music for Your Heart - Christianbook.com
Music for Your Heart: Reflections from Your Favorite Songs - Amazon.com
Music for Your Heart: Reflections from Your Favorite Songs and Hymns - Kindle


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14 comments:

Jackie McNutt said...

I enjoyed learning about Mr. Collins and his family. I cant imagine hosting that many guests at one time. Although I am not familiar with his books the devotional sounds very inspiring. Thank You.
mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

Melanie Backus said...

Lena, I loved hearing about Ace Collins. He sounds like a delightful man. I, too share a love for music. In fact, my husband gave me a Wurlitzer jukebox for my 50th birthday. Music For The Heart sounds like my kind of book. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

Melanie Backus, TX

Anonymous said...

I love the Word and music and this devotional book sounds wonderful

mongupp said...

Monica, Ontario

Oops forgot to add my name to above comment!

Mary Preston said...

What a beautiful read this promises to be.

Mary P

QLD AUSTRALIA

Judy said...

I have read several of Ace's books and have loved them. The way he and his wife open their home for college students is outstanding. I love the 50's theme he has for them to enjoy! I'm sure there is some deep discussions that take place there!

I would love to win a copy of this book.

Blessings!
Judy from Indiana

Britney Adams said...

I enjoyed learning more about Ace Collins. Music For Your Heart sounds like a wonderful devotional book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

Britney Adams, TX

Jan Hall said...

Music is such a big part of our lives. I would love to read and experience this book. I am in Blackwell Texas

sm said...

I wonder if the songs in this book are modern choruses or hymns from an earlier time. Interesting blog. sharon, CA

Jean said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

Jean Kropid
West Palm Beach, FL

Library Lady said...

We have Mr. Collins books in the church library.
I would love to win, "Music for your heart" to add to our collection.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com
Florida

Lourdes said...

Devotional sounds great would love to win.

Lourdes Long Island

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant
Conway,SC.
sharonruth126@gmail.com

Melissa M. said...

I'd like to win this! Music is one of my passions.

-Melissa M. from TN (formerly TX)