Between Wyomings by Ken Mansfield

between wyomingsKen Mansfield takes us on the meandering journey that ultimately allowed him to be whole in God.  This journey also gives the reader a colorful behind-the-scenes look at the music industry.  His personal successes fill in the pages between the moments he captures the essence of how everyone has felt at one time or another in their walk with God.

Oddly enough, I think the big reason I love Him so much is because He doesn’t always know before He enters.  He loves to just storm into my deepest parts and start turning over tables, clearing spaces, and setting things free.

Connie and Moses accompany Ken silently across the country as he searches for peace after the news that he has an incurable form of cancer.  The random music on the iPods trigger the memories of his music executive/record producer career.  Most of the stories he tells are about people and bands that almost everyone has heard of.  The journey takes him back to the various locations that had been important to him throughout his wild ride in the music industry.

This is an interesting read.  The book’s focus was on his inward journey towards fulfillment.  The many different stories about the artists and the situations he found himself in help to explain where he was emotionally throughout his remembrances.  The slow pace of the book reflected the pace of his life at the time.  Sometimes, I did end up wondering where all of this would lead.  In the end, all the snippets of his life were tied together in the last few pages where his God filled the empty places.

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