Michael Young – Author of “Sacred Days, Sacred Songs: A Holy Week Devotional”

Embracing Faith and Music: A Conversation with Michael Young on “Sacred Days, Sacred Songs: A Holy Week Devotional”

Mike interviews Michael Young.

In a recent podcast episode, listeners were treated to a deeply insightful conversation with author Michael Young, delving into the essence of his latest book, “Sacred Days, Sacred Songs: A Holy Week Devotional.” Their discussion illuminated the beauty and significance of Holy Week traditions, from the melodic rhythms of sacred music to the profound impact of faith on one’s life.


Young’s passion for sacred music was palpable as he shared the origins of his book, tracing back to the timeless hymn “Oh, Sacred Head Now Wounded.” With its haunting melody and contemplative lyrics, this classic piece has transcended generations, offering solace and reflection during the solemn days of Holy Week. Young’s journey to adapt this sacred text into English is a testament to the enduring power of music to convey spiritual truths across languages and cultures.

As we explored the themes of Good Friday and the anticipation of Easter Sunday, Young reflected on the rollercoaster of emotions that define Holy Week. From the joyous celebration of Palm Sunday to the sombre reflections of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, Holy Week encapsulates the full spectrum of human experience, mirroring the highs and lows of life itself.

One poignant moment from the conversation centred around the phrase, “Friday is dark, but Sunday is coming.” This simple yet profound reminder of hope amidst despair resonated deeply with Young as a beacon of light in his darkest moments. It’s a message of resilience and faith, reminding us that hope is always on the horizon, even in our darkest hours.

Mike Fallat and Michael Young talk about the book Sacred Days, Sacred Songs: A Holy Week Devotional.

The conversation took a deeply personal turn as Young shared the miraculous story of his daughter’s premature birth and subsequent survival. Against all odds, she defied medical expectations and emerged as a “miracle baby,” a living testament to the power of faith and prayer. Young’s unwavering belief in God’s goodness and providence was a guiding light during this challenging time, reinforcing his conviction that God is present in every aspect of our lives, even in the face of adversity.

Our discussion also touched on the transformative power of writing, with Young emphasizing the importance of consistency and discipline in the creative process. Writing, he explained, is not just a means of self-expression but a form of spiritual discipline, allowing us to organize our thoughts, cultivate self-awareness, and deepen our connection to the divine. Through writing, we can uncover hidden truths, explore the depths of our souls, and ultimately inspire others with our words.

This podcast episode reminded us of the enduring significance of Holy Week traditions and the transformative power of faith and music in our lives. Through their candid conversation, Young inspired listeners to embrace life’s sacred rhythms, find solace in moments of darkness, and hold fast to Easter Sunday’s promise—the ultimate triumph of light over darkness, hope over despair, and life over death.

Instagram: @mdybyu

Website: www.authormichaelyoung.com

Get his book here:

About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Visit website for more information: https://www.milliondollarbookagency.com/

About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


Share this article!