Sometimes a letter is like a prayer; it's more for the sender than the receiver. Singer-songwriter Alex Woodard was letting go of his best friend, a Labrador named Kona, and most of his dreams when he received a letter that would change the course of his life. What began as a song about that letter evolved into a book and album package about real-life letters, featuring Grammy-winning artists and a live show that has sol d out every performance and inspired thousands in its first few months. Join the Hay House author and award-winning songwriter as he takes you on a moving journey of release, redemption, and realization through the letters, songs, and story of FOR THE SENDER. Proceeds generated by the songs from each letter go to a cause of the sender's choice. CD INCLUDED
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About the Author
When he’s not surfing in a little beach town north of San Diego, Alex lives with a big dog and a bigger horse in the mountains of Idaho. For further info, visit www.ForTheSender.com or www.AlexWoodard.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this wonderfully tender book, Alex Woodard describes his journey of self-awareness. Having previously been focused on writing and performing songs about his own pain, he starts writing songs about the letters he receives from others. He begins writing about other people's pain and triumphs. This launches him on the road to musical success and the discovery that when he writes about another person's pain, he is writing about his own. We are all tied together in our humanity. He had gotten out of himself and there he had found himself. His one true friend is Kona. Kona is a black Labrador who is with him for fourteen years. Much of the book is about Kona and Alex's relationship and it is touching. The people mentioned in the book seem like background. For the Sender: Four Letters. Twelve Songs. One Story is a gentle book that is to be savored. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed every page. It's touching, tender, true and a book I will remember. Four letters, twelve songs, and one story is an apt description of this book. Based on the four letters he receives from others, Alex writes twelve wonderful songs. The CD is enclosed within the book, and it's wonderful! Each song aptly describes feelings that all of us have experienced to varying degrees. This book and its CD are a moving and transforming experience. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free through Hay House Publishing book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255vf: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
"Autumn is painting change everywhere and I am turning over a season of my own, although the leaves are doing a better job of letting go than I am. Leaves and dreams alike are either dying on the limb or already gone. And so is she."¿ -from For the Sender by Alex Woodard Alex Woodard's For the Sender is an inspiring book for anyone who is struggling to find meaning in their experiences. It also makes a great gift for anyone who is having difficulty coming to terms with loss, though this book is a celebration of life and not about loss. It is about the connections that we make throughout our journey in this world. It holds the message that life has a way of unfolding beautifully even when there are no immediate answers. When we are truly able to let go of the way we think things should be and accept what is, we come to find that even those seemingly insignificant happenings were all connected. What begins as four letters and twelve songs turns into a journey of healing and understanding. With each song intended for the letter-writer, Alex finds pieces of himself wrapped inside. Whether it's an act of kindness, a prayer for peace, a letter of forgiveness or a song that touches us deeply, as For the Sender clearly reveals, these gifts bless the one who gives as well as the one who receives. This book comes with a CD and the music is breath-taking and soul-awakening. There is great truth in Alex Woodard's realization that writing, singing and praying are all the same. Each of these activities are ways to awaken the deeper life within us. I invite you to read For the Sender and see that life works beautifully. Even if you already know this to be true, Alex Woodard's book serves as a powerful reminder.
The author is obviously sincere, but I found his writing wordy and slow to get to the point: love others by helping them in a practical way. The Bible teaches in a more concise and direct style, whichever translation you use. For a relaxing inspirational read, this book is fine. This might be a nice gift for someone (an adult) who enjoys riding and caring for horses. I have not listened to the CD of songs.