Endorsements and reviews for ‘The Sound of Musngs’

Some rather noteworthy, very kind people have said some encouraging things about The Sound of Musings.

I’d love to hear what YOU think too. Drop me an email if you can or better still, please post a review on whatever review site you can, Amazon/Goodreads.com etc

Every review really does make a difference, especially for books by newbie authors breaking into the market


Jeff Lucas, Author, Speaker, and Broadcaster says:  ‘A brilliantly creative way to explore vital themes that emerge from a classic film, Bryony’s writing is heartwarming, winsome and encouraging. Buy the book and enjoy a delightful journey’

Revd Kate Bottley Broadcaster and Anglican Priest says: Bryony writes with humour and warmth as well as insight. You’ll never be able to watch singing nuns in quite the same way.

 Rt Revd Martyn Snow Bishop of Leicester says:  “I have many happy memories of watching the Sound of Music with my children – it became the soundtrack to several family holidays. So I encouraged Bryony to write her own “musings” as a fun way of helping others reflect on life, faith and their “favourite things”. Bryony has a beautiful style of writing which will help anyone find God in the ordinary.”       

Revd Canon Michael Mitton, writer, spiritual director, speaker, Canon Emeritus Derby Cathedral says:

“Bryony’s inspiring work on this much-loved musical draws out beautiful insights into the many and varied themes contained in the Von Trapp story. Anyone viewing the film after reading this book will find they won’t just be watching a movie, but will be embarking on an adventure with God!”

Rev’d Dr Jenny Corcoran, Tutor for Lay Education, Practical Theology and Old Testament at  St Augustine’s College of Theology says: Bryony takes a unique approach to a film that means such a lot to so many people.  Through sensitive engagement with the depth and detail of the story, Bryony draws out many parallels to the Christian life today, covering a wide range of topics such as conflict, play, and care for the environment.  Helpful, gentle questions and a prayer are set out at the end of each section to encourage thoughtful engagement with the story, often with practical exercises to aid reflection.  This is a lovely book for anyone who has fond memories of the film, or even those coming to it for the first time.

Tony Horsfall, author and retreat leader says: “In this joy-filled book, Bryony has taken a familiar musical film and shown us how it speaks of God. Storylines and songs alike become windows to a deeper dimension, carefully crafted and beautifully written. A book to inspire and uplift, read it for yourself and buy it as a gift for someone special.”

Frances Finn, Broadcaster and Church of England Priest says: “Hooray! A devotional book, which has as much fun and joy as it does depth. This is wonderfully inventive writing, a celebration of creativity, and a rare affirmation of media and the arts. I dare you to read it and not want to climb trees while dressed in curtains.” 

Judith Mayho, Registered Nurse and part of the leadership team at Tunbridge Wells Christian Centre says:  ‘Bryony writes in such a lovely and inspirational style to share gospel truths in a fun but thought-provoking way. An enjoyable read, this book of “musings” is easy to dip in and out of as each short chapter draws you into a scene, then leaves you pondering…’

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