Toney’s New Book is a Bold Testimonial on Matrimonial Atonement and Strengthening Love’s Bonds Through His Faith In Christ After Infidelity
Coincides with the July 24th release of Toney’s First Mainstream Acoustic Jazz Trio CD “New American Suite” which explores musical themes of
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Pianist/Composer Kevin Toney has spent the last four decades making a name for himself as a musician across the realms of jazz and Rhythm & Blues in the world of “show business.” However, transgressions he made as a globe-trotting star musician near-irrevocably ruined his relationship with his wife and deeply hurt his family. In a giant step as a man and public figure, Kevin Toney has boldly stepped up as a man and a Christian to author a book that details the process by which he saved his marriage and family by taking a long painful soul search back to discover the “men’s code” that had him believing that infidelity was acceptable behavior.
Titled “The Virtuous Man – Breaking the Men’s Code,” this book offers readers deeply confessional chapters about double standards handed down to Toney early in life by his mentors, peers - and even his father - that falsely gave men latitude to have women on the side. The book then follows Toney’s personal story to when – after 25 years of marriage – his wife uncovered his cheating, the pain it caused his family, but also a pathway to healing through high faith, real love, sound counseling and Christ.
“I have to think about the consequences of what I did every day and every time I gaze into my wife’s eyes,” Kevin shares. “The pain has been unbearable… I found that forgiveness and mercy were possible only after I did the serious work required to regain her trust and the blessings of The Lord. And it was her strength that led me to share my stories with others in any way that I can help to make sure that the hard lessons I learned were being fortified on a regular basis.”
Unfolding as a workbook, the text includes pages for men to journal about their own journey and perspectives, making for a self-help book that men of faith can turn to in times of crisis in their relationships. “The Virtuous Man – Breaking The Men’s Code” is a powerful non-judgmental must-read for anyone looking to keep love lives strong and yoked.
Fittingly, on July 24th, Kevin Toney is also releasing the finest album of his career to date – a CD that marks his maiden voyage into traditional acoustic jazz titled New American Suite. More than just a set of songs, it is an aural travelogue through the turbulent yet triumphant history of the United States, filled with expansive compositions and inseparably cohesive interplay between Kevin and his “Kevin Toney 3” band mates/church mates Mike Bradford on bass and Chris Coleman on drums. The CD consists of 8 amazing original pieces and one brilliant reworking of Scott Joplin’s Ragtime standard “The Entertainer.”
Kevin Toney is proud to promote both of these next level life projects with an emphatic focus for his brothers and sisters in Christ. New American Suite and “The Virtuous Man” are available separately and/or bundled together. Additionally, those that purchase “The Virtuous Man” can opt for a special package that includes a bonus CD of heart-melting, faith-inspired solo piano pieces, Heart Of Gratitude.
In a further reflection of his heart for giving, Kevin Toney – along with his lovely wife Phyllis Toney - started The Toney Family Foundation with a focus on music and arts related philanthropy. They have given time, resources and special performances to Los Angeles inner city schools, homeless shelters and a local prison. Kevin is also excited to be a mentor for the ‘Manformation Project’, a Los Angeles faith-based group mentoring and Rites-of-Passage setting that brings together 10-18 year old boys with godly minded men in a safe fun environment.
Kevin Toney has been blessing the ears of discerning music lovers for four decades - from lovely melodies he shared with the `70s jazz-soul band The Blackbyrds (“Walking in Rhythm,” “Happy Music” and “Rock Creek Park ”) to his string of solo CDs including 1994’s Lovescape (featuring his hit “Kings”) and 110 Degrees and Rising (showcasing his symphonic jazz piece “Touched By You: Suite 2005”).
2012 finds Brother Toney now offering the world the two most important works of his life – in separate but equal realms. These projects speak as profoundly about Toney as a Man of Faith as they do his status as a Musician of Excellence.
While touring major markets across the United States, Kevin Toney will be cross-promoting “The Virtuous Man – Breaking The Men’s Code” with speaking engagements and performances at men’s ministries, churches, workshops and Christian bookstores, as well as national and local Christian television shows, radio programs and publications.
“The Virtuous Man – Breaking The Men’s Code”published by K-Tone Enterprises ($15.99) available at (www.kevintoney.com, amazon.com, www.smashwords.com ).
New American Suite [KTE 1002] will be in stores July 24th on CD.
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