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. Includes a 16-page full color photo insert.
Chapman, wife to singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman, tells the story of her life and loss in this tender memoir. Chapman discloses how unsuited she is to be the public figure spouse to a charismatic and outgoing husband. Marrying him totally upset her orderly mental image of a quiet life in the suburbs with a 9 to 5 working husband. Instead, she discovered that God gave her a life she didn't expect that has taken her places she didn't want to go. As Chapman tells it, fame, travel, and adoption of children took this quiet woman out of her comfort zone more times than she cares to remember. In 2008, the tragic death of their five-year-old daughter, Maria, led to still more inner heartache. The Chapmans' story is harrowing and deeply sorrowful, yet the author finds a way to communicate their hope, faith, and love for a faithful God in every moment by grace-infused moment.
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Choosing to See
A treasure chest of TRUTH in the hard; wherever you are on your journey.....you will SEE a HOPE that will not let YOU go; that there is so much "more to this life!"
A real page-turner!
Mary Beth Chapman is honest, open and real. The Lord has done amazing things in the lives of the Chapman family and I’m so grateful that they did the hard work, took the time to SEE and experience all He has for them. Thank you for sharing your life. May the Lord continue to bless you and amaze you!
This book is a beautiful account if life and loss and God's ability to sustain and carry us through the greatest of storms. Many thanks to the Chapman family for sharing their struggles and joys through their testimony of God's strength in their darkest moments.