I have Lived my Life as a Stranger, Lord
The composer relates the stories behind 23 of his best-known songs. Often he has said, “If you want to know me, listen to my music.” Yet, as he explains in the book: “I believe that art should be a gift, and a service to others for their instruction and inspiration; it should not merely inflict on them the artist’s personality. Thus very few of my songs are autobiographical. I see my little life as having meaning only to the extent that it may benefit others also.” He regards “his music” as God’s coming through him.