Long time member of the Oak Ridge Boys, Joe Bonsall, called the show for a special Veteran’s Day episode. In his book, An American Family, Joe shares the amazing love story of his parents. Both GI’s, Joe’s mother Lillie, cared for Joe’s father for decades following his devastating wounds he received in WW 2.
Revealing an exceptional writing talent, Joe expertly chronicles historical events in World War II. In a time of war that defined so much of America, Joe introduces his parents and their love story that formed following his father’s severe wounds sustained in battle.
While Joe Bonsall’s name and voice remain instantly recognizable to millions of fans, the powerful story of his family’s service to America wasn’t as well known. This book is a must read for not only every Oak Ridge Boys’ fan, but for Americans who treasure the selflessness, commitment, and love that helped shape this nation.
In this interview, Joe opens his heart to share his family’s pain and tender moments. In addition, he communicates the strong faith that continues to shape his life and music.
Listen to Joe Bonsall and I talk about their journey, and get this book! It’s a love story of a couple who loved each other deeply through great sorrow. Like me, your eyes will fill with tears when Joe shares the scars his family bore; scars that also spoke of the great love they have for this country. I am confident that you will also feel your heart swell with immense gratitude for the extraordinary lives lived by GI Joe & Lillie …and their son who continues to lift the hearts of millions across the great country.
About Peter Rosenberger
Peter Rosenberger, a thirty-year caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities. Peter has authored four books including Hope for the Caregiver, and 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them.
Peter Rosenberger’s radio show for family caregivers airs each Sunday at 3PM CDT on Newsradio 1510 WLAC. The show is also syndicated through the Truth Network. In addition, it is streamed world-wide through Iheart Media.
Peter recently earned a 2nd Dan (degree) black-belt in Hapkido, and is also an accomplished pianist. He recently release his new CD, Songs for the Caregiver.
Peter and Gracie live in Nashville, TN, where he also serves and the president and co-founder of Standing With Hope.
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