Greg Laurie on What You Didn’t Know About Donna (“Love to Love You Baby”) Summer and Her Journey to Jesus and with Jesus

Disco diva Donna Summer, who launched her Grammy Award-winning career with the lascivious “Love to Love You Baby” in 1975, was raised in a devout Christian home. Her father was the pastor of a church; Summer said God first spoke to her when she was 10 years old.

She had just finished singing a solo in the choir when she heard an inner voice. “It sort of knocked everybody out of the pews. When I looked up through my tears, everyone in the whole church’s eyes were downcast and they were crying, and I thought, ‘Oh my God’. I looked at my dad and he was crying,” she recalled in the final years of her life. “It was that, on that first time I ever sang, that I heard God speak to me, and He said to me that I was gonna be famous, and that I was not to misuse the power that He was giving me.”

“Famous” doesn’t even begin to describe Summer’s stratospheric rise to popularity. Her mezzo-soprano voice, a slew of disco hits, and unparalleled ability to get people on the dance floor made her an icon. But with fame came temptation, aggravation, and insecurity.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Greg Laurie

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