Dolly Parton has inspired millions of fans for over five decades through entertainment and education. She has never shied away from crediting her Christian faith to her successful career in song writing, performing music, recording new albums, acting in movies, working on her Dollywood amusement park, helping children learn to read through her Imagination Library, and donating millions of dollars to charities, schools, and people in need.
“A belief in God is essential,” Dolly explains. “You have to believe in something bigger than yourself. We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.” Growing up in the small mountain church where her grandfather preached, Dolly began singing hymns and playing guitar at services when she was only six years old. As a result, she has never been shy about discussing her faith and relationship with God. “People say, ‘Well, I am surprised that you talk about your faith,’ and I say, ‘Why not? That’s who I am. That’s what keeps me going,’” she shares.
Dudley Delffs is a Tennessee native, Dolly fanboy, and award-winning writer who now turns the spotlight on ten faith lessons we can learn from Dolly's life, music, interviews, and attitude. The Faith of Dolly Parton explores the ways Dolly's life can inspire us to be more authentic, trust God through hard times, stay grounded during the good times, and to always maintain as sense of humor. Dolly's down-home spirit of joyful generosity is sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, and frequently surprising. This book will delight millions of fans as well as anyone searching for a faith-based role model.
- Dream Your Way Forward
- You Need Wings to Fly
- Know When to Stretch Your Wings
- Love like a Butterfly While Busy as a Bee
- Practice More Than You Preach
- Baby Steps toward a Leap of Faith
- Let Your Roots Keep You Grounded
- Shine through the Shadows
- Laugh First to Make Love Last
- Read into the Future