New book by famed pianist asks poignant question
“A beautifully written, powerful true story.”
– Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
In his new book, Before My Heart Stops (Shadow Mountain, $21.99, September 2010, ISBN: 9781606418185), four-time Billboard charting pianist Paul Cardall shares his thoughts and feelings of being told that, without a heart transplant, he would die. And if he was fortunate to live long enough to receive one, he would most likely not survive the surgery.
Days later, Cardall started a blog to update his family and friends on his condition and shared his thoughts, feelings, and observations of what was expected to be the final days of his life. But his blog, “Living for Eden,” wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of family, the need for faith, overcoming despair, and seizing every moment because “with each day death is ever closer.” The blog itself was named after his daughter Eden. As he struggled to survive, Cardall drew closer to God. In his daily blog entries he offered principles universal to those who value spiritual things, and celebrates what it means to truly love one’s family.
The blog’s readership grew quickly beyond those closest to him. Hundreds of families in similar situations, who were looking for hope amid the despair, began corresponding with Cardall. Tens of thousands of fans offered support, but it was the love of his three-year-old daughter that motivated him to endure countless painful procedures which gave him a second chance at life.
Cardall offers insights and wisdom into matters of love, gratitude, overcoming trials, and fulfilling your destiny. After reading his story, you may ask yourself, “what do I need to do before my heart stops?”
About the Author:
Paul Cardall is a four-time Billboard charting recording artist. He has inspired people worldwide as a songwriter, composer, and performer. He has also been successful running his own independent record label Stone Angel Music for more than 10 years.
As a kid he tried piano lessons as an 8-year-old but quit after less than a year. As a teenager, Cardall discovered his gift of music after a friend’s tragic death. He found solace through the family piano. Over the next several years, Cardall spent hours at the piano perfecting his gift. He lives in Utah with his wife and daughter.