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IT'S TIME
TO BELIEVE
AGAIN

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the novels

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PART ONE

"I belonged to an exclusive club with only one membership requirement—be born with half a functioning heart."

 

We take many things for granted-but having a heart isn't one of them.

Paul Cardall is an internationally acclaimed pianist whose career has been an inspiration to millions. But before the awards and success, he was just a little boy with half a functioning heart.

 

Numerous surgeries and many decades later, Paul is building a successful career despite the limitations his condition have infringed upon him. Now a husband and father, it seems that Paul has everything he could have ever hoped for...until his heart begins to fail.

 

As time passes, the pressure of his waning health and the seemingly endless wait for a new heart test not only Paul's faith, but his marriage and relationships as well. He begins to wonder if luck will ever be on his side or if it's time he let the curtains fall in what could be the final act of his life.

 

Though characters and places were fictionalized for storytelling purposes, the main events in the duology are real. Drawn from private notes and journals made available to the author, The Broken Miracle is a riveting story that will take the reader on an unforgettable journey.

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PART TWO

"Sometimes distance is the best thing to heal a wound. We get so used to hurting and being hurt that we forget what it truly means to be loved..."

 

A beating heart gives life to a body-in Paul's case, a stranger's gave life to his. His long-awaited miracle and second chance at life, thought to bring peace to over three decades of turmoil, was an adversity in disguise. One he will now struggle to overcome.

 

Caught between the excitement of new life and the chaos of grief, Paul finds himself at odds with the stranger residing in his chest. Though his inspiration to write music has been fully restored, the will to carry on is shattered by a flood of thoughts and feelings that were foreign to him until his transplant. Faith is still ever-present, but Paul begins to realize that he'll soon have to make a choice that will yet again change the course of his life forever.

 

The Broken Miracle novels are a true testament of faith, hope, and love. Inspired by true events, these books will pave the way for readers to believe the impossible, even when all odds are stacked against them.

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from the author

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I was in my hotel room in Seattle in 2010 when the song "Redeemer" came on. I was engrossed in its melody as soon as the string arrangements began. There was something about the song that made me quickly search the internet for the genius behind it. I stumbled upon the name "Paul Cardall" and his remarkable story of living with half a heart. ⁣ ⁣

 

He became a constant presence in my playlists, his songs the soundtrack of some of my most personal moments. I downloaded every album and religiously visited iTunes hoping for new content.⁣ ⁣ To my surprise (I still pinch myself to this very day),  on February 2019, I was presented with the chance of writing a duology inspired by his miraculous life with a direct contribution from the man himself! Never in my wildest dreams would I have pictured that moment. ⁣ ⁣

 

Paul and I met in NYC during a very stormy night two months later. We became friends within the first few minutes. I'll be honest, I struggled to keep my cool but believe I did a pretty good job despite being drenched by the deluge.⁣ ⁣

 

These books changed my life. Not only because I got to work with one of my inspirations, but because the journey is one that dares you to believe against all odds. It's a roller coaster where those riding can't see the tracks. They're only sure of the drop, but confused as to where it'll lead.⁣

 

Paul and I are excited to invite you to join us on this wild ride. Hope can be found in the journey, even if arduous or seemingly impossible. But be sure of one thing; in the end, it'll all make sense. 

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from Paul Cardall

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It’s a bit surreal to see a duology inspired by my own life. I know my journey hasn’t been the easiest or what people consider “normal,” but seeing some of the most challenging moments I lived translated into words on a page brought clarity to many questions I had.

J.D. Netto was given access to many of my personal notes and diaries. In them I shared secrets I had kept for years. The experience of having an author put together a puzzle that was often just a pile in my head brought light to my own shadows. The book puts into words many things I tried to voice out throughout my life. It portrays the emotions and downfalls I experienced while many around me seemed healthy and strong. 
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J.D. beautifully portrays the journey, digging deep through unvoiced emotions and secrets. 


My personal contribution is burrowed in each chapter. I got to edit each scene with notes from my personal experiences. Seeing them expand into powerful moments in the story was a breath of fresh air—even for me. It brought me perspective, healing, and even more courage to keep on living.
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My hope is that this novel instills in you the desire to live. I’ve been on the brink of death countless times, thought about giving up in a few of them, but in the end, love prevailed. I’m alive. My heart is beating. Life is worth living.

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Inspired by The Broken Miracle novels, if an album was a memoir, this would be a soundtrack to the pianist and songwriter's life. Every year over a million children are born with some form of congenital heart defect that in most cases requires immediate surgery and a life long journey in and out of hospitals. Cardall took comfort in music as a teenager and since receiving a heart transplant in 2009, it's been his life's work to use music to help heal other hearts.

 

The album features special guests; David Archuleta, Tyler Glenn, Thompson Square, Rachael Yagamata, Ty Herndon, Matt Hammitt, Trevor Price, Akelee, and J. Daniel.

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Change by Paul Cardall and Trevor Price for The Broken Miracle
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Change by Paul Cardall and Trevor Price for The Broken Miracle

Change by Paul Cardall for The Broken Miracle GET THE SONG: http://smarturl.it/thebrokenmiracle GET THE ALBUM & NOVEL: http://www.thebrokenmiracle.com Words & Music by Trevor Price and Paul Cardall for The Broken Miracle Album. Performed by Trevor Price. The album is inspired by the novel, The Broken Miracle by J.D. Netto (based on the life of Paul Cardall) Copyright 2021 Anthem Records | Stone Angel Music About Paul Cardall: Paul Cardall is a Dove Award-winning pianist, recording artist, and producer at Anthem Entertainment Group. In 1999, Cardall founded Stone Angel Music, which became the headquarters for his budding empire. Out of his 23 albums released, Cardall has had 11 #1 albums on the Billboard charts, four of which debuted in the top spot, and 21 Top 10 albums, on a variety of charts from New Age to classical. He has legions of fans around the globe, and has amassed 3+ billion streams. In 2018, Cardall’s holiday album, Christmas, was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Cardall lives in Nashville, TN Learn more: www.paulcardall.com Trevor Price Born in Draper, Utah is an accomplished singer/songwriter whose music has been featured in award-winning documentaries and independent films. He has produced and engineered multiple #1 billboard charting albums and has performed music worldwide. Learn More: http://www.trevorpricemusic.com/trevor-price/ Listen to Paul - On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7FQRbf8gbKw8KZQZAJWxH2 On Pandora: http://pandora.com/paul-cardall On Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/paul-cardall/id4312819 On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Cardall/e/B000AP8NCW Follow Paul online - http://PaulCardall.com https://fb.com/PaulCardallMusic https://twitter.com/PaulCardall https://instagram.com/PaulCardall
Paul Cardall and Rachael Yamagata collaborate on Broken Machine for The Broken Miracle
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Paul Cardall and Rachael Yamagata collaborate on Broken Machine for The Broken Miracle

GET THE SONG: http://smarturl.it/thebrokenmiracle GET THE ALBUM & NOVEL: http://www.thebrokenmiracle.com Words & Music by Paul Cardall, Rachael Yamagata, and Trevor Price for The Broken Miracle Album. The album is inspired by the novel, The Broken Miracle by J.D. Netto (based on the life of Paul Cardall) Copyright 2021 Anthem Records | Stone Angel Music About Paul Cardall: Paul Cardall is a Dove Award-winning pianist, recording artist, and producer at Anthem Entertainment Group. In 1999, Cardall founded Stone Angel Music, which became the headquarters for his budding empire. Out of his 23 albums released, Cardall has had 11 #1 albums on the Billboard charts, four of which debuted in the top spot, and 21 Top 10 albums, on a variety of charts from New Age to classical. He has legions of fans around the globe, and has amassed 3+ billion streams. In 2018, Cardall’s holiday album, Christmas, was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Cardall lives in Nashville, TN Learn more: www.paulcardall.com Rachael Yamagata (born September 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist from Arlington, Virginia. She began her musical career with the band Bumpus before becoming a solo artist and releasing five EPs and four studio albums. Learn more: www.rachaelyamagata.com Listen to Paul - On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7FQRbf8gbKw8KZQZAJWxH2 On Pandora: http://pandora.com/paul-cardall On Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/paul-cardall/id4312819 On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Cardall/e/B000AP8NCW Follow Paul online - http://PaulCardall.com https://fb.com/PaulCardallMusic https://twitter.com/PaulCardall https://instagram.com/PaulCardall
I Know It Hurts from Paul Cardall & Tyler Glenn
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I Know It Hurts from Paul Cardall & Tyler Glenn

GET THE SONG: https://smarturl.it/TheBrokenMiracle GET THE NOVEL: http://www.thebrokenmiracle.com ABOUT THE SONG: “I Know It Hurts” was co-written by Cardall and Glenn after they met several years ago at the famed LOVELOUD Festival, where they were both performing. Glenn is co-founder of the festival, alongside Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynolds. “Before writing this song, Tyler and I discussed at length the challenges we all feel that result from trauma,” Cardall explains. “In my case, though my heart transplant was a beautifully orchestrated miracle, it was still the grand finale to a lot of years of medical trauma. It triggered anxiety and depression. For everyone who is suffering, not necessarily physically, but because they are different or feel like an outsider, I want to say to them, ‘I know it hurts.’ This song acknowledges that you are not alone. This song validates our feelings in a way that says, ‘keep going, keep fighting, we understand.’” Glenn adds, “I wanted the lyric and performance of this song to convey a sense of understanding how it feels to get through a trauma or heartache. So much of life for many is the search for a sense of belonging, a sense of self-worth. This song feels more like an acknowledgement of that, and I hope it brings a feeling of being seen and comforted. I hope those in pain from whatever it may be, feel a sense of validation.” The video, directed by Rob Norbutt, is in stark black and white, the simplicity of which amplifies the power of the message: You’ve been floating out in space You just wanted to believe There were tears upon your face And your body felt no ease Dear God is there not more Cuz it’s cold on the church floor Cardall’s new album is more than a colorful collection of 19 emotionally-charged songs. The Broken Miracle is a musical memoir, a personal manifesto that celebrates a life filled with nearly unfathomable tragedy and heady triumph. An enthusiastic collaborator, Cardall welcomes an all-star cast of creative partners on The Broken Miracle. The title track was penned with Christian music veteran Matt Hammitt and Carter Forge, and is sung by Hammitt. “Broken Machine” features singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata’s vocals on the tune Cardall co-wrote with Yamagata and Trevor Price. In addition to Glenn, the project also includes appearances by Ty Herndon, J. Daniel, and Akelee; while pop star David Archuleta sings the power-ballad “My Heart Beats for You.” His collaboration with Thompson Square on “All I See is Snow” was declared “ the Christmas song of the pandemic.” Cardall’s evolution as an artist continues with the release of The Broken Miracle, a title inspired by his true-to-life story of being born with a congenital heart defect, which nearly took his life numerous times. Cardall received a heart transplant 10 years ago and continues to thrive as a father, husband, and artist. The Broken Miracle will also be released as a biographical fiction novel written by J.D. Netto. The book was released February 2. ABOUT PAUL CARDALL Paul Cardall is a Dove Award-winning pianist, recording artist, and producer at Anthem Entertainment Group. In 1999, Cardall founded Stone Angel Music, which became the headquarters for his budding empire. Out of his 23 albums released, Cardall has had 11 #1 albums on the Billboard charts, four of which debuted in the top spot, and 21 Top 10 albums, on a variety of charts from New Age to classical. He has legions of fans around the globe, and has amassed 3+ billion streams. In 2018, Cardall’s holiday album, Christmas, was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Cardall lives in Nashville, TN. ABOUT TYLER GLENN Tyler Glenn is a songwriter, singer, and keyboardist who was introduced to the pop, rock, alternative, and dance charts as frontman for multi-platinum act Neon Trees. In early 2009, Neon Trees was signed to Mercury/Island Def Jam Records; The group's debut, Habits, arrived in early 2010, and the single "Animal" became a Billboard Alternative Songs chart #1. 2012 saw the release of their sophomore album, Picture Show. In March 2014, Glenn revealed in a Rolling Stone feature, that he was gay. In April 2016, Glenn released his first song as a solo artist. The brusk electro-pop single "Trash," and its accompanying music video, drew controversy for criticizing the conservative values of the singer's former faith, Mormonism. Titled Excommunication, his full-length debut project was released on Island Records that fall. In the summer of 2018, Glenn was awarded the starring role in the hit Broadway show Kinky Boots. As a proud gay man, Glenn is a strong advocate and voice for the LGBTQ+ community and currently lends his voice to the theme song for new Hulu series Love, Victor. Follow Paul online - http://PaulCardall.com https://fb.com/PaulCardallMusic https://twitter.com/PaulCardall https://instagram.com/PaulCardall
Thompson Square & Paul Cardall
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Thompson Square & Paul Cardall

Country duo Thompson Square performing with pianist Paul Cardall All I See is Snow GET THE SONG: https://smarturl.it/AllISeeIsSnow The house is lit up blue and red and green the gifts are wrapped and underneath the tree children's laughter fills these empty halls the spirit's alive and well within these walls but if everything is how it's supposed to be tell me why is it that all I see pre-chorus all I see is snow, ohhh all I see is snow, ohhh The pain you feel I see and it breaks my heart just know that I love you the way you are I'll always be the warmth when you get cold so let me be the light that leads you home and if the weight is way too much for you to bare just reach out your hand and I'll be there chorus when all you see is snow, ohhhh when all you see is snow, ohhhh bridge / verse I hear a tiny voice say come outside lets make angels spread you arms out wide and there I am staring up at the sky with all this love I have God tell me why all I see is snow all I see is snow all I see is snow Inspired by J.D. Netto's The Broken Miracle Duology http://www.thebrokenmiracle.com Producer(s) Paul Cardall Keifer Thompson Keifer Thompson Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Shawna Thompson Vocals Paul Cardall Piano, Module Effects, Additional Keys RJ Ronquillo Guitar Kyle Hovland Bass Elton Charles Co-Engineer, Percussion Randall Topper Drums Josée Weigand Violin, Viola Gideon Klein Cello Trevor Price Co-Engineer, Mix Performed by Paul Cardall & Thompson Square Writers: Paul Cardall, Keifer Thompson ABOUT THOMPSON SQUARE https://www.thompsonsquare.com/ Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson, both of whom alternate as vocalists. They signed to Stoney Creek Records, a sister label of Broken Bow Records, in January 2010. The duo has released three albums, which have produced a combined ten chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Of these singles, two — "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" and "If I Didn't Have You" — reached No. 1. ABOUT PAUL CARDALL http://www.paulcardall.com ABOUT THE BROKEN MIRACLE NOVELS https://www.thebrokenmiracle.com
David Archuleta & Paul Cardall | My Heart Beats for You
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David Archuleta & Paul Cardall | My Heart Beats for You

David Archuleta (Crush) sings GET THE SONG: https://smarturl.it/MyHeartBeatsForYou Inspired by J.D. Netto's The Broken Miracle Duology http://www.thebrokenmiracle.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - LYRICS My Heart Beats for You (featuring David Archuleta) I will not forget the day I met you Broken down inside you walked my way Like an angel in the night You filled me with light on that first day, oooh But I’m not the man that you once met The day you stole my heart I was born again And I’ll live for you until my life is through My heart, it beats for you. chorus My heart it beats for you My heart it beats for you My heart it beats for you My heart it beats for you The way you’ve learned to love me can’t be easy Oh, I’m not the man you married years ago But somehow you helped me see to trust God much more than me Feels like breathing, like letting go I’m not the man that you once met The day you stole my heart I was born again and I’ll live for you until my life is through my heart, it beats for you! chorus bridge I had all but thought my life was over looking at the years and what they gave I was stuck in a place no way to escape trapped by my shame cause I’m not the man that you once met the day you stole my heart I was born again and I live for you until my life is through my heart, it beats for you! chorus - - - - - - - - - - Words and Music by: Paul Cardall, Jason Lane, Wilson Craig Douglas Publisher(s): Worth of Souls Publishing/Anthem Music Publishing I (BMI) / Jason Lane (BMI) / Worry Stone Songs (BMI) Produced by: Paul Cardall Additional Production by: Jason Lane, Craig Wilson Engineered by: Trevor Price, Nate Dodge Mixed by: Trevor Price Mastered by: Ryan Tilby Paul Cardall: Piano, Module Effects Jason Lane: Programmer Craig Wilson: Programmer David Archuleta: Vocals, Backup Vocals Randall Topper: Percussion, Drums Nate Dodge: Engineered David Archuleta Vocals Trevor Price: Guitar Josée Weigand: Violin, Viola Gideon Klein: Cello - - - - - - - - - - - ABOUT PAUL CARDALL http://www.paulcardall.com ABOUT DAVID ARCHULETA https://davidarchuleta.com ABOUT THE BROKEN MIRACLE NOVELS https://www.thebrokenmiracle.com PRE-ORDER THE NOVEL https://amzn.to/2VZh78A