When you think love, think Delilah.
Each evening, more than seven million listeners tune in to Delilah. Her unique blend of love songs, compassionate advice, and tell-it-like-it-is honesty makes people feel as if they've just discovered the best friend they never knew they had. Thousands of these fans dial Delilah's phone lines every night, prepared to share their crises and most private fears, their precious moments and special celebrations. Delilah responds with encouragement and love, leaving each caller with a song selected just for them.
People open their hearts to Delilah nightly, but they've never fully known the woman behind the voice. Until now.
In this remarkable book, Delilah vividly shares her personal strength and faith. She takes us inside her life, illuminating along the way her message that life's first priority is love. Whether telling of a mother's joy or of a stranger's kindness, Delilah inspires us to see that we all have the power to bring love and light into our lives and the lives of those around us. Delilah's listeners are given a voice, too, and their stories weave in and out of Delilah's narrative, echoing her sentiments. Love Someone Today is a book for all of us, transcending race, age, gender, and geography, and proving that love is universal.
A syndicated radio personality who listens nightly to callers' stories of love and selects music specifically for them, Delilah laughs, cries and counsels from her Seattle studio. Over a lengthy career in radio, she has developed her own style, telling listeners and now readers heartfelt, down-to-earth stories from her own life. Her warmth and open-mindedness along with an unusually full life make her more than qualified to convey the principle that "when love is involved, there are no insignificant acts... every time you love someone even a little bit, something gigantic happens." Here, Delilah, a white woman, tells of her wild youth, of family relationships both difficult and loving, addiction recovery, her biracial son from her first marriage to an African-American man, her years of single motherhood, her three adopted African-American children and two more children with her current husband, who is Hispanic and nine years her junior. She writes about losing jobs, money, relationships, friends, homes and a beloved brother who died in a plane crash. Sharing her faith in God without evangelizing any particular religion, Delilah organizes her thoughts around Bible passages even nonbelievers know, such as "To everything there is a season." She muses over birth, death, planting, mourning, laughing, dancing, silence, gathering strength and breaking down. In this wonderful addition to the inspiration genre, Delilah demonstrates her surpassing candor, charisma and intensity without sentimentality.