For the sender

Love is
(not a feeling)

Stories with a soundtrack.

Book two in the FOR THE SENDER Series


A man carries his dying friend home over the rocks. A boy takes a bullet for his classmates. A father with brain cancer champions his son’s dream. A rescued horse helps an autistic child fly.

Join Alex Woodard as he weaves his own journey through these true stories, told in the letters he receives and songs he writes as he travels from the congested confines of Southern California to the wide open wild skies of Southern Idaho.

Along the way, he finds an unlikely teacher in a horse with a troubled past, a past that has left the kind of deep, open wounds that can’t always be healed.

Through his struggle to honor and bury the horse’s history in the daily soil of new beginnings, they both find that true love may be found not in what we think or feel, but in what we do for each other

Accompanying the book is an album of thirteen songs inspired by the heartfelt letters, which Billboard Magazine is already describing as “one of the year’s most touching, unique releases.” 

The collection of songs, produced by Woodard and mixed by Grammy-winning engineer David Thoener, feature contributions from Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers), Molly Jenson, and legendary songwriter Jack Tempchin (‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and other Eagles’ hits).

The album is included with the book, and the songs are also available separately on Spotify.

An incredible journey of song, life, love and relationships
Michael A Jones
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Those who are familiar with Alex either as a musician or a writer already know the words I’m about to write are truth….those who are not should commit a few moments of time to a discovery of an artist who has truly found an incredible way to touch people down to their souls.
Love and Learn.
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Then Love some more! These letters, songs, and words written by Alex touched me to the core. You will be glad you purchased this book and the accompanying CD. His message of acceptance and compassion is woven through these true - life stories and made amazingly poignant by the observations Alex perceived. You will be mesmerized by the stories interwoven with Alex's story of understanding with his horse's skiddish temperament. His thoughts and feelings are so relevant and timeless. The stories in this book are a true gift that keeps on giving. Share it with anyone who has a heart - and it will expand 10 sizes!!
I loved the first CD more than the second
Kindle Customer
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I read this book today, after rereading one of the author's previous books. I brushed lives with him years ago, in a beautiful equine therapy program in Idaho. This book is so much more than I imagined. Its almost like I could hear him reading it to me. Thank you for sharing your hard earned experience and knowledge of life. It's full of humor, heartache, and a good pinch of snark. Always a fan, Boise State hoodie.
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The book is inspiring and some letters make you cry!!! I read over 50 pages the first night because I couldn't put it down. This author is very talented and will keep you interested.

“These songs and stories are less about loss,” Woodard says, “and more about the extraordinary things that can happen in ordinary moments when love looks like an action, not a feeling.

“There’s some kind of resurrection born in these small things we do for each other, and this chance to start over in every moment is the thread running through the letters, stories, and songs.”

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