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Here's to Hindsight: Letters to My Former Self Paperback – October 31, 2006


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  • Paperback: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Relevant Books (October 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976817594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976817598
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,407,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here’s to Hindsight: Letters to My Former Self

Following the journey of independent singer/songwriter Tara Leigh Cobble, Here’s to Hindsight is an honest portrayal of her effort to reconcile God’s goodness with the uncertainties of the moment. Readers will recognize themselves in her struggles with faith, fundamentalism, relationships and navigating the post-college years. As a result, they will walk through their questions with a greater hope for the future and a renewed faith in the God who writes their story.

About the Author

Tara Leigh Cobble is a singer/songwriter who has spent the past six years performing at colleges and churches nationwide. She lives in New York City, but spends most of her time behind the wheel of her Toyota Camry.

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I read this book in one night...couldn't put it down.
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If you're looking for a good read and an inspiring story that will make you laugh and cry but still never gets too sappy, go for it.
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Tara Leigh has an easy style of writing and writes from her heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DKHT on January 22, 2007
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this more than a lot of other books I've read in recent past. Not because it's the most well-written piece of material in the known universe...but because it's real. No hype, no fluffy marketing, no promises to change your world in the preface, introduction or endorsements...it's just the story of a girl who can't NOT do what God has put in her heart to do, and it's really good. It's clear from her transparent style that it's not always easy, and she doesn't always love every single second of it...but there's an underlying and overpowering driving force that compels her onward, and that's where her joy is found.

I highly recommend this little read to anyone who wants to curl up with a book that will let you explore the possibility of abandoning all for the sake of the "one thing" God has planted in your heart. And while you're at it, it will give you a new-found appreciation for all those "starving artists" who roam the highways and rest stops outlining the U.S. of A.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven S. on December 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
Here's to Hindsight by Cobble is an open, honest, and thought provoking book about being a Christian musician, having unfilled desires, but knowing she is following God's plan for her life in a fallen world. She is an excellent story teller of real life faith, devotion, and persistence in real world terms that provide encouragement to others from her own humble examples in life and in her career.

Cobble's writing style is similar to a couple of active authors she quotes in this book like Donald Miller and Lauren Winner who write from an angle of personal experience. Cobble does not extensively use tidbits or quotes from exceptionally great authors like C.S Lewis as Miller and Winner do. Cobble primarily writes from a personally relatable perspective and weaves in scripture without using a 'preachy' tone. Miller and Winner are also authors with extensive backgrounds in literature while Cobble is a musician by trade and (English) major by training . Since reading a few books by Donald Miller and Lauren Winner, who I consider as 5 star authors, Cobble writes from the heart and is an author who can grasp the emotional sides of what it takes to live well in Christ. As an Author, Cobble is very good at telling meaningful stories and you can tell that she has a wonderful servants heart. I'm torn between 4 and 5 stars, so I'll error on the conservative side and give it a 4 hoping her second book will be a 5 star book.

From a personal perspective, this book was encouraging to me as a single guy searching for someone special. It was a also a reality check on what is important (and what is not in life).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay D. Joiner on February 2, 2007
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Tara Leigh Cobble is one of the few Christian authors I have read lately who can succesfully encourage and challenge readers without sacrificing her personality and sense of enjoyment. Funny tales of adolescence, painful romantic disappointments, and the idiosyncratic lifestyle of a touring musician all seem to compliment and feed into one another- cultivating a story that is as rich, personal, and honest as the author's music. This book is a find; something meaningful that you will finish eagerly and remember with joy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melody on November 13, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book last night at a local concert and the truth inside had me finishing this breath of fresh air today. Tara Leigh's honest, authentic, look at her own life brings joy and laughter to your soul and pushes you to think about what is real and true in life....and to move in that direction. To Tara: Thanks for baring your soul, and enlarging mine in the process. p.s. Bolivia is not that far :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristianna Barnes on January 15, 2007
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Tara Leigh Cobble's book is profound. Enlightening, uplifting and honest, Cobble does nothing other than speak from her heart. A book with soul and darkness in all the right places, Here's to Hindsight is a beauty. The book is not only exceptionally written with bright and glorious stories that simultaneously warm and cool the heart, but Cobble's approach to writing is what proves so appealing. After reading, I felt not only satisfied, but also encouraged by and painfully aware of the human condition. Thank you, Tara Leigh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shaun E. Barry on May 16, 2007
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Awesome!! This book touch my spirit in a profound way because Tara Leigh is refreshingly honest and her wonderful sense of humor will make you laugh out loud. This book has so much to offer for everyone because so many people can relate in one way or another. Have you ever been in love? Have you ever had a broken heart or faced with trials that you did not think you were going to survive or challenged physically, mentally and spiritually? Then You can relate!! It is a great "MYTHBUSTER" to what some think that the "perfect" christian walk is like, circumstances are not always pleasant however with God by your side you are never alone and He always makes a way through when there is no other way when you trust in Him and this book brings that point home quite nicely.

You will walk with Tara Leigh through times of great happiness in life to being stretched through painful trials, it will touch every emotion that you have but more importantly it will minister to your spirit. It will cause you to think about your own life and leaves you with a question, are you trusting God? When times are great or not so great God is always there and He will never leave you. I strongly recommend not only the book but the CD's as well You will be blessed immensely. Tara Leigh, what an awesome woman of God and you will be blessed through her sincerity, humor and her faith in Christ. If you ever get the chance to meet her at one of her concerts your life will be changed!!
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