For more than three decades, Walt "Baby" Love has touched the lives of more than ten million listeners across the world. Every week he shares his triumphs, challenges, and soul-stirring moments through his award-winning radio programs. He has built a following of millions of listeners and repeatedly shattered racial barriers as a black man in an industry long dominated by whites. Yet this former army paratrooper with the famed 82nd Airborne Division, who served in Southeast Asia, also broke ground as a man of disciplined, abiding faith who refused to bow to corrupt influences.
His enormously popular syndicated rhythm-and-blues show lost its spot on a Chicago radio station because Walt would not refrain from counseling his listeners to look to Jesus. Though beloved by his devoted listeners, Walt was often treated as an outcast by other African-American broadcasters and industry executives because of his outspoken and steadfast devotion to the Christian way of life.
Still, both earthly and heavenly rewards have come in great abundance to the man raised by his great-grandparents in rural Pennsylvania. In The Gospel According to Rev. Walt "Baby" Love he offers reflections and inspirational thoughts drawn from his life. He shares how his religious convictions helped him survive and thrive in an industry he believed to be rife with corruption and ungodly influences. And he recounts the story of his progression of faith from a player of gospel and R&B music to an ordained minister and preacher of God's Word. Each chapter focuses on a Bible verse, reflecting on its significance to him and guiding you on how to incorporate its teachings into your own daily life. An uplifting story of faith, family, and forgiveness in the face of God's plan, The Gospel According to Rev. Walt "Baby" Love is inspirational reading at its best.
Walt "Baby" Love was raised in Creighton, Pennsylvania, and served in the 82nd Airborne. The Countdown with Walt "Baby" Love, now in its twenty-fourth year, is the longest-running syndicated urban radio show in history; Gospel Traxx is heard on 132 radio stations domestically and fifteen others around the world. He was the Urban Radio and Music editor at Radio & Records newspaper for twenty-one years. Walt is an associate minister at First AME Church of Los Angeles and holds a master's degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife head the Walt & Sonya Love Foundation for Cancer and Lupus Research, a nonprofit organization. Walt resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son. For more on Walt "Baby" Love, visit his website, www.waltbabylove.com.
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