Rory Feek's memoir of his relationship with his late wife Joey "This Life I Live" (Thomas Nelson, out now), is a big hit. The book debut at the #2 slot on the NY Times Best Seller list this week. Joey Feek died of cervical cancer last March, the book recounts the couple's relationship up till Joey's death.
Rory shared the news earlier today with readers of his blog thislifeilive.com: "Over the last six months or so, I have been asked many times (and encouraged many more times) to write a book. To turn the stories in this blog I write into a book of some sort. I have never really responded to any of the questions before, but the truth is... I am writing a book. It is almost finished actually. But it isn't filled with blogs that I have written about my wife's last few months or the posts I wrote about our life for the two years before that, it is a book that covers a life time. Mine.
"I put my fingers on the keys and I started at the beginning. My beginning. And just like I have with every blog post or song I write... I just let the story unfold. It is a book about a man so lost, it's a miracle that he was ever found. About doing unforgivable things, and still being forgiven. About God and the girl He used to change me and everyone around me forever."
Fans initially got to know Rory Feek and his wife Joey as critically acclaimed country music duo Joey+Rory. Yet it was through Rory's blog that a global audience followed the extraordinary path their lives took. As Rory said in his new blogpost: "When I launched this blog back at the beginning of 2014, I thought I was going to be writing about Joey and I simplifying our lives. About the joy of having and raising a new baby together. About getting rooted deeper in the land we lived on. And I did write about those things. But a few months into the blog, the story took a turn and my wife was diagnosed with cancer. And then the story turned again. And again. And again."
"There are certain people and certain stories that seem to transcend the normal onslaught of information that we all experience on a daily basis. And there is absolutely something very special about Rory Feek," said Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President of Thomas Nelson and Publisher of W Publishing Group. "The incredible love story with his wife Joey is just one part of this man's tale and it is a journey that will both amaze and inspire you. It is quite frankly one of the finest books that we will release in the coming year and I look forward to millions of people discovering it. It is not to be missed."
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