Saturday, January 15, 2011

Choosing to SEE

Choosing to SEE
By Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn
Revell, 2010, 279 pgs. Biography

This biography is the heartbreaking story of Mary Beth Chapman, who is the wife of popular Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, as she tries to heal from the death of her 5 year old little girl Maria Sue. Her daughter was killed when she was hit by a car that her older son was driving. Mary Beth struggles with grieving her missing daughter but also worrying that she will loose her son and her family because of this trial. It was inspirational to read of Mary Beth's life and how she has dealt with trials by turning to God and having faith in Him even when she questions why hard things have to happen.

You'll need some tissues to get through this book, but there were also many laugh-out-loud moments. I enjoyed learning about the Chapman family and some of the background behind the songs that Steven Curtis Chapman has written. Although I didn't always share the same religious ideas as the author, her faith and hope in a loving Savior who can help us through hard times is universal.


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