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Anne Wilson Writes New Book Based on Chart-Topping Song, ‘My Jesus’

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Anne Wilson Writes New Book Based on Chart-Topping Song, ‘My Jesus’

By Movieguide® Staff

Up-and-coming Christian artist Anne Wilson recently announced the release of her first book. ‘My Jesus: From Heartache to Hope,’ based on her hit song My Jesus.

The 20-year-old singer-songwriter burst onto the Christian music scene with her release of My Jesus last year.

In a recent interview with Country Now, Wilson revealed that through her successes and suffering, she relies on her faith in God.

Wilson said that she began journaling as a way to process the death of her brother and that led her to write My Jesus.

“I started to journal after my brother passed away,” she explained. “I really wanted to write down on paper what God was doing in my life and the miracles that he was performing and just what was happening. I wanted to prove to myself that I would survive the tragedy of losing my brother. I just had this feeling inside of me that I wasn’t gonna get hurt, I just didn’t wanna have to get through it. I just wanted to give up, you know, and be done with this life, as bad as that is.”

“I started to journal and then I started to write songs a few years later, and I wanted to go back in my journals and read all that had happened in my life. So I did, and I noticed that I had only ever written ‘My Jesus,’ referring to God,” she added. “I remember taking that title into a write and what was so cool about that was that both of the writers that day had the same title and concept idea. It was so cool. We all three came in, we had never written together before, we were all strangers, but we came into the write having the same title and concept. So kind of from the first moment it just felt like, ‘Okay, this is definitely what we’re supposed to write today.’ Then we finished writing the song and I just knew in my heart that it was the song that was gonna change people’s lives. So it was so cool to be a part of and to see how almost like that title and concept had been in my heart for years, but it didn’t come out in a song until then.”

The song became a huge success, and became the longest-running No. 1 song on Billboard.

“It was so surreal to just watch and see like, ‘wow, like this is my life now.’ And the switch between graduating high school in 2020 and living in Kentucky, and then all of a sudden moving to Nashville and having a new life and all the success,” she said. “I guess for me, it’s not the success, it’s seeing how that song has impacted people. I remember when I was going through losing my brother and how painful it was, like the songs that were incredibly important to me and helped me get through it. Now that I have a song that does that for other people, it’s just a really incredible gift. So I’m very grateful for that.”

Now, Wilson wrote a book based on the song, which is set to release on Oct. 25.
“After seeing the impact that ‘My Jesus’ had on people, I felt like I just had to expand the story,” she said. “I could share parts of it with you now, like on interviews and zooms and podcasts, or whatever, but I can’t go into depth into the story. So I wanted to really have a moment where I could share the story, share what God’s done in my life with people, and really just write a book that provides hope for people.”

“All of us, no matter what, we’re all going through different things and we’re all struggling in this life, whether that be losing a loved one, a divorce, financial crisis, depression, anxiety, you know, COVID, someone passing away from COVID, like whatever it is, we’re all going through things,” she added. “So I think having this book, I just pray that it’s gonna be something that brings hope to people and that people can read this and find peace through reading it and find hope.”