Choosing to See By Mary Beth Chapman
Article Date: September 21, 2010
"I've told my kids for years that God doesn't make mistakes,"
writes Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Grammy award winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. "Would I believe it now, when my whole world as I knew it came to an end?"
Covering her courtship and marriage to Steven Curtis Chapman, struggles for emotional balance, and living with grief, Mary Beth's story is our story--wondering where God is when the worst happens. In Choosing to SEE, she shows how she wrestles with God even as she has allowed Him to write her story--both during times of happiness and those of tragedy. Readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has placed her on. Even as difficult as life can be, Mary Beth Chapman Chooses to SEE.
Mary Beth tells her story as no one else could tell it-complete with all the losses, heartaches and of course glorious moments of victory with high-profile husband. Mary Beth confesses her feelings of being overwhelmed by the pressures and spotlights which surround someone like Steven Curtis Chapman. The Dove Awards, the Grammys, the constant tours; and the eyes and expectations of the world are a constantly thrust upon you. Chapman’s entire world was turned top-end-up when she was forced to trade her normal, suburban housewife life, for the bright lights and noise of the music recording world.
No matter where you find yourself in your own life story, you will treasure the way Mary Beth shows that even in the hard times, there is hope if you choose to SEE. This is a wonderful story, full of faith and love and hope. Includes a 16-page full color photo insert.
Mary Beth makes the deepest places of our being easier to embrace and grasp. I felt like I was looking at my own heart exposed on the pages of this book." --Denise Jonas, mother of the Jonas Brothers
"This tender story will capture your heart and point you back to the One who restores, replenishes, and renews . . . even when He asks us to do hard, seemingly impossible things." --Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International (www.compassion.com )