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STARBorn in Argentina and raised in Venezuela, Montaner is an internationally-renowned singer and songwriter with more than 15 albums in his discography and more than 22 million units sold. He began his musical career by singing in the church choir and later starting his own rock band. Once he went solo, he performed in bars, nightclubs, and festivals before finally hitting the charts in the 1980's. He writes most of his own songs and continues to record, tour, and sell out major concert arenas throughout the world. He now lives in Miami where he started a foundation (Fundacion la Ventana de los Cielos) to help children with special needs. Montaner, a devout Christian, frequently uses his public platform to talk about the impact of God in his life. This combination autobiography and personal memoir weaves together stories about Montaner's childhood, family life, and career with examples of his spiritual growth, beliefs, and challenges. Whether he is sharing touching stories about his special relationships with children with incurable diseases, or relating the frightening story of his kidnapping, Montaner delivers a strong message of belief and reliance on God. The book will appeal to his legions of fans, as well as Christian readers who may be familiar with Montaner's music but not the man and his beliefs. Highly recommended for all public libraries, and general and Christian bookstores.-Yolanda J. Cuesta, Cuesta MultiCultural Consulting, Sacramento, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.