The Faith of Dolly Parton

Lessons from Her Life to Lift Your Heart
Narrated by: Webb Wilder, Dudley Delffs
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Dolly Parton has entertained, educated, and inspired millions of fans for more than five decades. Whether she’s writing songs, performing live, recording new albums, acting in or producing new movies and TV programs, expanding her wildly successful Dollywood amusement park, helping children around the world learn to read with her Imagination Library nonprofit, or donating millions of dollars to schools, charities, and people in need, the Queen of Country Music has never been shy about crediting her Christian faith for her success.

“A belief in God is essential,” Dolly shares. “You have to believe in something bigger than yourself. We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.” Growing up in the little mountain church where her grandfather preached, Dolly started singing hymns and playing guitar at services when she was only six. Consequently, she has never been shy about discussing her faith and relationship with God. “People say, ‘Well, I am surprised that you talk about your faith’, and I say, ‘Why not? That’s who I am. That’s what keeps me going,’” she explains. 

Tennessee native, Dolly fanboy, and award-winning writer Dudley Delffs now spotlights 10 faith lessons as evidenced in Dolly’s life, music, interviews, and attitude. The Faith of Dolly Parton focuses on the ways Dolly’s life can inspire us all to be more authentic, to trust God during hard times, to stay grounded during the good times, and to always keep our sense of humor. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, frequently surprising, and always true to Dolly’s down-home spirit of joyful generosity, this audiobook will delight her millions of fans as well as anyone seeking a fresh faith-filled role model.

©2018 Dudley Delffs (P)2018 Zondervan

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I was surprised to learn so much about the authors life in this book about Dolly Parton. The way he told stories of his personal life that were similar to the stories in Dolly’s life and then offers questions at the end of each chapter for us to ponder our own life, it’s like getting three for the price of one. This provides a wonderful look into Dolly Parton‘s life, a peek into the authors life and an opportunity to peek into your own life. Well done.

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  • 07-05-19

Not what I expected. A bit of a let down.

As a Christian singer songwriter myself I was really looking forward to this book but it failed to do justice to Dolly, her faith and her songwriting skill. The book is written by someone who admired her but didn’t know her personally and it somehow misses the mark. The narrator has a very monotonous voice and makes for boring listening. I would get far more from Dolly’s own autobiography but I don’t think it is available on audible - I will check. I have returned the book on the grounds of the narrator though I really think it is as much down to the author. Very disappointing as so little is written about the faith of songwriters.