Through her words and music, Shari Hall manages to make us relive, alongside her, her long and difficult quest for an unconditional love—between the USA and Australia, medicine and music, hopes and disappointments—until she has a meeting that will change her life. This sincere, poignant, and addictive story is also a universal testimony of a woman of today—a mother, a daughter, a mistress, an artist, and a believer.
Shari Hall has written a gripping and searingly honest memoir. From a difficult childhood she rose to great heights of professional success, only to find a hole in her life that neither money nor hedonistic pleasures could fill. Shari’s struggles, setbacks, and search for unconditional love offer lessons for anyone seeking deeper meaning from life. I highly recommend
Perfect Love is a triumphant story of looking for love in all the wrong places, and the sex/money/power lifestyle of a successful medical professional. This is a truly unique experience to read whilst also being able to listen to her story put to music, in essence, the soundtrack of her life woven through the pages. This story is not for the faint-hearted. It is raw, real and reveals the depths of despair that so many of us endure on this journey of life, and the consequences of our choices born from early childhood traumas. Ironically, the pursuit of a Doctorate in Anesthesiology, from an Ivy League school, didn’t numb her pain. Showcasing her true gifts and talents as a singer, songwriter, musician and author, you will find a poignant selection of songs and their lyrics from her first album “Perfect Love” to her most recent release, “Hope.” You will be taken from depravity to divinity through the music in these albums which form the bookends of her life… so far. Shari Hall has bared her soul and shame, and has laid it all down before us in the desire that those who have taken a similar path, can grasp the hope, the new life and the perfect love she has found in the forgiveness of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am speechless. All I can say is that I am so grateful to have this woman as my mother, teacher, and friend. With her love and this story, she has opened my eyes wider than they were before to the beauty and suffering of life. From my own experiences, I have related to this book and learned things I did not know before. This book is heart wrenching, godly, overwhelming, fun, sexy, beautiful, creative, and a work of art. You will not regret reading this book and listening to the music; you will feel things you’ve never felt before
Shari Hall’s Perfect Love is a compelling memoir of a spiritual journey that is inspiring and full of hope. It is the story of a life filled with triumphs and pain that she has channeled into her music. Hall writes vividly and with an immediacy that heightens the reader’s understanding of her state of mind and emotions. Hers is a tale of strength and resilience that should be read by anyone feeling lost or stuck and seeking a path to greater meaning in their life.
It takes an immeasurable amount of bravery to pour your heart and soul onto the pages of a book in the name of serving others. After reading Perfect Love, I can confidently say Shari Hall is one of the bravest women I know. By sharing her memoir with uncensored authenticity, she holds up a mirror to every person who reads this book. We can see all pieces of ourselves in Shari’s life. We can identify with the raw feelings of utter despair and pure ecstasy that Shari captures beautifully with poetic prowess through her writing and music. For this very reason, Perfect Love gives every one of us the permission to accept the very essence of who we are and to revel in the knowledge that we are loved, supported, and guided - whether we know it yet or not. This is a captivating and titillating memoir that cuts right to the core of who we are as people and shows us what awaits if we have the courage to strip back the exterior comforts of life and be true to our soul purpose.
What can I say? Amazing for so many reasons but mostly for the honesty and rawness. The relationship one has with themselves sets the tone for every other relationship they have. This is Shari Hall’s story in all its glory—a confronting, honest journey, one that may be easy to harshly judge or misconstrue as gratuitous. However, to know the woman behind the story is to know only love, kindness, passion, and enduring commitment to bring joy to everyone around her. What a triumphant achievement in self-growth, self-awareness, and self-love! From beginning to end, the heartache, the determination, and the desire for perfect love is a journey well worth taking.
A vulnerable, raw, painful, honest story of heartbreaks and despair, searching for love and acceptance. What is love? What does it mean or look like? And then encountering the one true love, which surpasses them all. I have known Shari for fifteen years as an honest, faithful, true, and loving friend. I’ve watched her journey over the years, and I am thrilled that she has finally experienced her true love and faith in Jesus.
This book is going to knock your socks off. It’s “Fifty Shades of Grey”, Mariah Carey’s “Meaning of Life” and Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” all rolled into one. A story of one woman’s search to desperately fit in, find perfect love, and follow her passions. It's only towards the end that Shari finally finds peace and true and genuine purpose; and the roller coaster ride along the way will have you enthralled. It ticks all the boxes as a great read and also covers so many topics that we are all focused on right now. I promise you this is not a book you will want to put down until you finish it as it will have you hooked.
MY WEEKLY PREVIEW - Profile 18 March 2021
How does a cardio-thoracic anaesthesiologist from New York end up living on the Sunshine Coast working in aged care? How does a medical scientist with no religious beliefs find God? How does a self-destructive woman who feels worthless learn to love herself? All these questions and more are answered in Shari Hall’s stunning new memoir, Perfect Love: One Woman’s Journey from Flesh to Faith: A Musical Memoir
THE STORY with Jimmy Colefax - Part 1 25 March 2021
Shari Hall was born in the United States during the civil rights era of the 1960’s. She describes herself at that time as being?. 'Illegitimate, poor and bi-racial.' Not surprisingly, she grew up confused about her identity and searching for unconditional love.
THE STORY with Jimmy Colefax - Part 2 26 March 2021 Shari Hall was a successful doctor for 25 years?.but always felt like this wasn’t where she was supposed to be. Meanwhile, she had a deep yearning to express herself through music and creativity. We’ll find out how Shari [Sherry] finally finds true fulfilment.