Monday, September 13, 2010

Review - Choosing to See

Book: Choosing to See (Hardcover, 279 pages)

Author: Mary Beth Chapman and Ellen Vaughn

Publisher: Revell

This auto-biographical book was written by the wife of Steven Curtis Chapman. It is her "journey of struggle and hope." 

Mary Beth describes some of her life history, how she met her husband and other details to set the stage for the events that took place later in her life.  Many women can relate to her difficulty with coping emotionally under pressure. One incident in the book describes how she was outside with Steven and a guest, discussing his upcoming schedule. There were new events added to the list and this was too much for her to handle. She got so upset, she started to cry uncontrollably. She could not stop herself. She knew it was going to happen, yet she could not remain calm. She had a complete breakdown.  When life gets overwhelming, we all struggle with this kind of thing! I appreciated her candid struggles and rejoiced with her when things were going well. I was also very impressed with her adoption stories and yet, very heartbroken by the bad things she endured in her life.

The Chapmans started a charitable ministry, "Show Hope," which helps provide grants to those who want to adopt children. You'll read more about how they came up with this non-profit ministry and how it fits into their lives. 

An extra special bonus in this book - full color family photos! Overall, this is an encouraging and very real story.

“Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

*Disclosure - I received this book from the publisher for review purposes.*


Ashley DeLen said...

I have thought this would be a very interesting book to read.

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