Episode 33 Music for the Soul
I met Steve Siler, founder of Music for the Soul, years ago when he released the first issue-oriented project titled More Beautiful, about all aspects of the breast cancer journey. I knew he was a special guy back then. He was a Dove Award-winning songwriter, well-connected in the field of Contemporary Christian Music, and in the midst of that life that someone might look at and envy, he took a leap, a big risk and walked away from it. He listened to the nudge of God and left his steady songwriting contract to start a ministry that didn’t come with a paycheck.
Over the years, Steve and the folks at Music for the Soul have touched countless people who have struggled with everything from porn addiction, eating disorders, grief, suicide, and caregiving—just to name a few of the types of projects they’ve produced. Besides the incredible issue-oriented materials Music for the Soul has made available, Steve has also recorded a solo album of which the title song speaks to his personal mission as well as the mission of Music for the Soul, Broken to Bless.
I’m delighted to be able to talk with Steve on this week’s podcast about his new book Music for the Soul Healing for the Heart: lessons from a life in song. Steve and his work at Music for the Soul is all about the other. His heart for others, whoever they are, and whatever they are suffering, is huge. His story is inspirational and his cause is worth supporting. I hope you’ll enjoy his story. I know you’ll be inspired by it. I hope you’ll check out the link to Music for the Soul and see what they have to offer that you might use to bless someone. May we all be broken to bless!