Your soul holds a massive record collection: melodies, rhythms, and bass lines. Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key. Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly to be heard.
Spoken word poet Amena Brown’s broken records played messages about how she wasn’t worthy to be loved. How to Fix a Broken Record chronicles her journey of healing as she’s allowed the music of God’s love to replace the scratchy taunts of her past. From bad dates to marriage lessons at Waffle House, from learning to love her hair to learning to love an unexpected season of life, from discovering the power of saying no and the freedom to say yes, Amena offers keep-it-real stories your soul can relate to.
The hurtful words of others and the failures of your past often determine what record you play the most in your mind. Those painful repetitions can become loud at the most inopportune time, keeping you from speaking up, pursuing your dreams, and growing closer to God.
Recognize the negative messages that play on repeat every day in your mind. Learn how to replace them with the truth that you are a beloved child of God. And discover how to laugh along the way as you find new joy in the beautiful music of your life.
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Through being a fan of Amena Brown I’ve learned that whenever she offers soliloquies on how to make our journey of life better, it’s always worth my listen/read. How to Fix a Broken Record sure delivers!
Speech, founder of hip-hop group Arrested Development
This entertaining and inspiring book is loaded with stories that lead you to the one true source that helps fix and heal the broken records in your life.
DJ Icy Ice, World Famous Beat Junkies and Power 106 Los Angeles
Amena Brown has been a good friend of mine for years. She is a voice in my life I trust because she means what she says and says what she means. Her words are laced with kindness and truth, honest reflection and humor. You’re going to find a lot of the things Jesus talked in this book, and you’ll want to do more than just agree with them; you’ll want to do something about them.
Bob Goff, Chief Balloon Inflator, Love Does
Amena Brown has a way with words. Whether spoken or written in a book, she speaks to the soul with a knowing. She knows the humor in our humanity, but she also knows our hurts. And she always points us to a Healer. How to Fix a Broken Record is no exception. With characteristic wit and wisdom, Amena invites us into the highs and lows of her own story to help us reflect on our own. Most of all, she reminds us that the soundtrack of our lives can always include a redemption song. Grace has a groove to it, and this book will get you dancing once again. For Joy.
Jo Saxton, speaker, author, cohost of Lead Stories Podcast, and board chair for 3Dmovements
Amena Brown has a charming way of punching you in the gut while making you feel incredibly loved. It’s my favorite kind of human because none of us want to get apathetic, but how fun to be challenged by someone who loves us. Amena is a leader and a friend and a personal inspiration to my life. Enjoy this journey with her.
Jennie Allen, founder of IF: Gathering and author of Nothing to Prove
Stories—the sweat and blood and joy of life—are what bring us to the table with each other. Amena Brown lives this reality and invites us to remember our own stories, our own songs, in this beautiful life-soundtrack of a book. Read it, and through the raw and honest stories of Amena Brown’s life, you’ll begin to sing the songs of God over your own life, over your own story, over your own journey.
Kaitlin B. Curtice, Native American author, speaker, worship leader, and author of Glory Happening