Recognized from her roles on Survivor, The View, and FOX & Friends, celebrity Elisabeth Hasselbeck presents a deeply intimate journey of faith, told through the important moments in her life.
"Point of view," by definition, is a particular attitude or way of considering a matter. Through her nearly two decades of broadcasting, Elisabeth learned the necessity of extracting the point of view of the person being interviewed on a particular topic or subject or experience. Doing so allows you to see issues and truths through another's eyes. It requires a shift in perspective to see the story through their lens.
In this illuminating book, Elisabeth walks through the times--from her national celebrity days to her newest role as CBO (Chief Breakfast Officer)--where she saw something differently than how God wanted her to, and the path back to His point of view was sometimes rocky but always revealing. Sometimes God's intentions for her were clear, yet other times she encountered situations so uncomfortable and blurry that she could only ask for His wisdom.
In this book, Elisabeth welcomes you into the many different, and often divergent, points of view that she has witnessed and learned from along the way. It is a journey that brought her to the ultimate point of view that she discovered in the Word of God--that until she sees herself as He sees her, she is not seeing at all. As you read through the pages here, she invites you to make the same discovery for yourself.
Hasselbeck (The G-Free Diet), former cohost of The View, shares the lessons she's learned from striving to earn God's approval in this moving memoir. Hasselbeck writes of feeling compelled to work hard to be the best: "At some point on my journey, I allowed a little lie to become a big part of my life. It said, You might not be the best, but you can try to work harder than the rest.' " Looking back at her experiences as a contestant on the reality TV show Survivor, as a broadcaster, and as a wife and mother, she reflects on her tendency to learn lessons the hard way. With benefit of hindsight, she's concluded that constant striving isn't always necessary: "What I did not realize was that freedom can come with an understanding that resting well is key to working well." After decades of interviewing others and concentrating on their perspective, Hasselbeck now works on aligning her vision with God's "point of view," which encourages focusing on how one acts rather than what is accomplished. Christian readers will appreciate Hasselbeck's transparency as she shares her strong faith, which has carried her through both triumphs and failures, including her acrimonious departure from The View. Hasselbeck skillfully investigates the relationship between one's ambitions and one's faith in her open, welcoming story of a life of introspection.