Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Book Review: An Outlaw and a Lady by Jessi Colter
An Outlaw and a Lady is written by Jessi Colter and is published by Nelson Books.
This is one of the most touching love stories I think I've read in a long time. Mirriam Jennings, a.k.a. Jessi Colter, grew up in Arizona with a preacher mother and a mining father. Young Mirriam sang in church and loved the things of the Lord. But, as it sometimes happens to young believers, she fell away as she grew up. It was with a failed marriage and a young daughter that Mirriam met Waylon Jennings and fell in love.
That love lasted through thick and thin, through Waylon's infidelity and drug use, and through Jessi's own searching for something meaningful. As she became a country music star in her own right, she never failed to back Waylon as he shot ever higher to stardom.
This is a story filled with promise for those who feel that they just can't go on living with an unbeliever. Jessi's story is one that reminds people that if they will pray and encourage their unbelieving spouses without preaching to them, they might be able to one day witness a conversion to Christ that only the Holy Spirit can bring about.
This book started out a little slow for me but I was unable to put it down once I got to Part Two. This is a great insight into Waylon Jennings' life as told from the person he most cherished - Jessi Colter. Great story and worth the read.
*I received a copy of An Outlaw and a Lady in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*