Before reading the book LIVE FOREVER (2013, Heritage Builders Books) I really didn’t know a whole lot about Mylon Le Fevre’s past. He co-wrote this autobiography with his wife Christi. Mylon and Broken Heart were one of my favourite Christian rock groups during my teen years, along with the likes of Petra, DeGarmo and Key, and Whitecross. I even had the chance to see the band live once in Brantford, Ontario. What a loud show!
This book is a wonderful 112 page, hardcover, rectangular shaped, coffee-table style book. Mylon’s writing style is very easy to follow and understand. It is very conversational and down to earth. Mylon’s life story is interspersed with a generous dose of photos spanning his career in music and family life. This is a true collector’s item and keepsake!
Mylon writes in detail about what it was really like to be a member of a traveling family Southern Gospel music group back in the day. I appreciate his honesty as he shares both the good and the bad. He then documents how he came to record what some consider the first Christian rock record WE BELIEVE (1969). A good chunk of the book finds him reminiscing about his stint in mainstream rock and roll. You will be amazed at some of the stories he tells and some of the people he rubbed shoulders with. He is candid about his drug use and mindset during that time.
The second half of the book documents how Mylon became a believer in Christ. I will just say it involves him attending a Christian rock concert, but you’ll have to read the book to find out who he saw in concert that night! You will learn how he made his re-entry into church life. Also, you will find out how Mylon and Broken Heart came to be. Let’s just say, not all Christians were happy about Mylon mixing the Gospel message with rock and roll. Nevertheless, the band went on to reach many young people for Christ.
In 1989 Mylon experienced a heart attack. After this, God put him in touch with Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. Mylon recounts the fascinating story of how they came to minister him. It wasn’t long after that Mylon was involved in a teaching and preaching ministry. He married Christi in 1998. To this day they continue to teach and preach. They have been involved with NASCAR, NBA and NFL in chapel type settings.
In the last part of the book Mylon expounds on his theological beliefs. Those who do not endorse the prosperity gospel will have some trouble with some of what he says. That being said, he does have a lot of good insights into God and His heart and will for us.
The point of this book is that God can change your life for the better no matter what you have been or are going through. Never give up hope. God has good things in store for you. It is He who blesses and the devil who attacks.
Kudos to www.heritagebuilders.com for publishing such a beautifully presented book by a true music legend. Hop on over to their website and pick up a copy or two!