Today we are in for a little something different. As many know I live life in recovery from addiction for over 8 years. It’s what my first book is about. It is my memoir and story of overcoming and triumph. Well my guest today is a beautiful poet and singer as well. She has her debut CD release, and it is so moving and her story set to poetry with music undertones. It is a listening experience” that will touch you deeply, especially if you are in recovery. And you’ll go on a deep journey of one woman’s life story if your not.
So please meet my friend Sarah Beth Wheeler, and her CD titled;
“The Unforgivable Ghetto” . . . .
Now available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unforgivable-Ghetto-Sarah-Beth-Wheeler/dp/B00TMM7MHQ
I know I tell you this all the time, but God seems to bring many people into my life at just the right moments, and he also sends me those who are ‘gifted and talented’ as my guest and friend Sarah Beth Wheeler is! So I’m sharing her with all of you. Her CD for me is a new concept of sharing ones recovery and life journey. She has put together her life & recovery journey to honest, raw, and at times intense listening experience. So who is this beautiful woman, and may add a devoted Christian.
About The CD:
“Through expression of poetry and words God has gifted me a voice. By healing trauma through Art and God, I seek to use that voice to help heal others.”
~Sarah Beth Wheeler~
“The Unforgivable Ghetto, is a CD of 11 tracks of poetry I have written and vocally perform. Each track is underscored with the amazing musical composition of Thomas Arsenault. Each poem on this CD is an expression through my art that tells the true story of my life. It is the story of a girl who grew up scared, lonely, abused and angry. It is also the story of a girl who met God. And it was through His power my “Ghetto” became a masterpiece.”
This CD is intense, deep, beautiful, and real. I hold nothing back. I did this project with a very deep prayer. That anyone, anywhere, who has ever tasted this type of pain, can know that they are not alone. That perhaps, my voice and words can pierce into that dark place and speak of the One who created US. For, God can and will turn each of our own ” Ghettos.”
Go take a sample listen to 2 tracks right here:
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/sarahbethwheeler
About The Poet & Artist:
So, where do I begin to share all that Sarah has accomplished! Here is just a little of her background and more about her.
“Come take a journey with me to my ghetto and travel with me all the way to a place where God heals wounds and shines His light brightly.” ~Sarah~
The 11 tracks of poetry that I have written and vocally performed. Each poem is accompanied with the original musical underscore as inspired by Tom Arsenault.
This CD is a true story of a girl growing up in poverty, trauma, and child abuse. This CD gives a voice to that young girl. Also on this CD you will hear the voice of that same young girl who has been healed and transformed by the power of a very loving God. The purpose of this CD is to carry a message to those who have also experienced a similar walk to let them know they are not alone and that there is hope for a brighter future.
Sarah Beth has had 3 poems published various poetry chapbooks. What is a Chapbook you ask?
A chapbook is a small collection of poetry, generally no more than 40 pages, that often centers on a specific theme, such as exotic foods or wild animals or Justin Bieber. It’s typically saddle-stitched (like a pamphlet or magazine) and is a format well suited to smaller print-runs. Poets publish chapbooks instead of full-length books of poetry for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most common is that chapbooks are relatively inexpensive to produce. In fact, many poets take the DIY approach and print their chapbooks themselves. Here are Sarah’s three.
Volume 23 Summer 2008 Number 10
( poem) “Forgery”
Volume 21 Winter 2006 Number 2
Shadows Ink Poetry
Chapbook Series 2, Volume 4 2006
Third Place Winner ~ Dancing Poetry Festival
Artists Embassy International ~ 2005 Poem
Now if this wasn’t enough on her plate, she is a Christian, so she is also is involved with & supports Christian Artists.Ministry Leader and Founder of Christian Artists Ministry (C.A.M.)
C.A.M. meets the First Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at
Gateway Christian Center 4866 Falmouth Rd, Route 28 Barnstable, Ma 02635
C.A.M. is open to the public.
We are a group of Christian Artists who seek to encourage, support, and equip each other to grow in our own unique artistry We believe in accountability with God and each other for our art, gifting and talents. Ones art does not need to be Christian in its expression in order to be a member. We welcome all interested artists.
Please “Like” there Christian Artists Ministry on Facebook!
Now if that was wasn’t enough? Sarah also has a ‘Fabulous Christian & Recovery Show’ she does on Blog Talk Radio.
“Recovery thru Christ Inspirational Educational Shows, Dealing with Drug addictions and Finding Hope in Recovery with God ”
Current Host of “Testimonies…with Sarah Beth Wheeler”
Show airs LIVE every Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
God Allows U Turns There’s Life After Drugs Radio at Blogtalk.com
To purchase a CD or to book a performance please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can Connect with Sarah Beth Wheeler on these Social Media Sites!
Facebook Like Page: https://www.facebook.com/
Sound Cloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/sarahbethwheeler/
So in closing, I’d like to share my own Amazon CD Review I gave my dear friend Sarah! Listening to her CD now several times, she was very true about her poetry will, “take you to some places you may not want to go, but just flow spiritually with it.” And that was what It did.
The beauty in her words, even the words that may stir your past within addiction? It is a journey you will closely relate to if you live your life in recovery from addictions, or may have a hurtful past you have endured like her and both had to overcome with our Faith & deep belief in Jesus Christ as our guiding light. Here is the review I placed for her on Amazon Music for her fantastic CD!
I was happy to receive this CD as a gift, and I can tell you I have never heard poetry read along with undertones of music with such powerful words of prose. Sarah Wheeler is on to something very new, and interesting with her beautiful but powerful poetry set in this way. Being a woman in long-term recovery myself from addictions, I was taken back to some of those dark days, days that we in recovery need to be reminded of as to NOT get complacent on our recovery journey.”
“This is a great recovery tool. Listening to her beautiful voice as well on the only song on this CD is a delight! And Sarah is very talented & gifted. It’s refreshing to see and hear ‘God’s Gift’ to someone not wasted on our “POP CULTURE SOCIETY,” but to something meaningful that will ‘touch’ many hearts, give those in recovery courage from her exceptional words of deep poetry, as Sarah shares all she has been through starting as a little girl. Things done & seen NO little should have too! I was able to relate. I hope Sarah release’s more Spiritual and Helpful Poetry CD’s like this soon! I will be FIRST in LINE to buy it!”
So I want to thank Sarah Beth for letting me share all about her and her poetry with all my recovery friends, readers, and blog supporters who visit me here. I told Sarah I believe we may have been past kindred spirits. And I thank God and his son Jesus Christ for bringing her into my LIFE! I know we are going to be long, long time friends.
Do yourself a huge favor and treat yourself & your recovery with a purchase today of this fantastic CD today. Until next time friends.
May God Bless you all,
Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author & Recovery Advocate