"What love is for you may be different from what it is for me. Yet, no one can deny it’s God’s incredible force. Love is bigger and more powerful than all of us. Just because you’re open to the idea of love and are ready to date or marry someone, that’s simply not enough for real, God-given love to enter your life. You might search endlessly for real love and still not find it. You may look far and wide, only to realize that real true love is right there in front of you all the time. More often than not, real love is all around us most of the time, it is indeed a God Force! Love cannot be determined by genes or blood, it cannot be determined by the dramatic chance of meeting someone, nor can it be measured by how much you know someone or your strong romantic relationship!"
Michael Soward is a music producer of cutting edge music for almost 30 years. His first book Life-ology 101: If All Else Fails, Smile received acclaim nation-wide for being an inspiration story of transformation and the power of smile.
He was two months short of turning two years old, when his mother died. He and his younger brother went to live with their grandmother, who he calls granny, in Blytheville, Arkansas.
Granny Eva was a God-fearing woman who believed in wielding the rod, but not to keep from spoiling the child, but for child-abuse. In his book Life-ology 101, Soward shares how his early life in the south along with Granny Eva's constant beatings and whippings came to scar and affect him so deeply mentally, physically, and spiritually later in life.
He experienced many trials and tribulations that many an African-American faced by the nature of their skin color rather than for who they were or what they did. But American society was evolving and with Michael Soward's indomitable spirit he overcame these obstacles by sticking to his philosophy of smiling into the face of adversity and never giving in. He eventually discovered that smiling would become one of the great medicines of his life as a powerful future would continue to unfold.
In Love: What It Is, What It Is Not, Soward writes about what love means to him. He fully understands, that the definition means different things for different people. His goal is to help others define their definition of love.
Michael Soward currently lives and serves in New York as an independent nationwide consultant for aspiring Gospel and Jazz artist and writers. He continues to help build careers and recording products within these industries through his persistence, knowledge of these markets, promotion and marketing skills.
Listen to a radio broadcast interview with Michael Soward at WOCA radio.
Listen to What You Gonna Do, a recording produced by Michael Soward and Shelby Hurns, Hitman Studies, Hollywood, California, 1985.