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Between Heaven & the Real World Audiobook

Between Heaven & the Real World: My Story

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Publisher's Summary

For decades Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows.

Listeners will be captivated by this exclusive look into Steven's childhood and challenging family dynamic growing up, how that led to music and early days on the road, his wild ride to the top of the charts, his relationship with wife Mary Beth, and the growth of their family through births and adoptions. In addition to inside stories from his days of youth to his notable career, including the backgrounds to some of his best-loved songs, listeners will walk with Steven down the devastating road of loss after the tragic death of five-year-old daughter Maria. And they'll experience his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again.

Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in this life. This backstage look at the down-to-earth superstar they've come to love will touch fans' lives and fill their hearts with hope.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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    brian 03-09-17
    brian 03-09-17 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up Between Heaven & the Real World in three words, what would they be?

    God shows grace


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Between Heaven & the Real World?

    Steven's family dealing with the tragic accident that took the life of their youngest daughter, and how they bounced back over time.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Afraid I can't pick one.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A must-have for fans of Steven Curtis Chapman's music.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    dsmith 03-25-17
    dsmith 03-25-17
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    "Excellent. Highly recommend."

    I laughed, I certainly cried. The pain came through with the narrator and story. I wish nothing but blessings for this family. 💓🎶💓🎶💓

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    John S. Byers Spring Valley, CA United States 03-24-17
    John S. Byers Spring Valley, CA United States 03-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    SCC has been a favorite of mine since the beginning of his career. This book actually makes me appreciate his ministry more. I appreciated the openness and honesty of this testimony. As he opened his life through this, it really did encourage me to realize the he too has struggled to know how to honor his family and follow the path that God had laid. We all struggle, but the key is to allow GOD to be in control. we as men cannot be fixers and we cannot be wholly responsible for another's happiness. Our goal, to love our wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. Thanks SCC for being faithful!

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    PAUL E THALER 03-23-17
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    "life changing"

    absolutely love this book it was life changing for me Steven and Ken have done a great job writing this book together this is not a book that you listen to one time and then put it away this is a book that we need to listen to on going for the rest of our lives because it is the book says life's not easy but God is good.

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    Amazon Customer Pennsville, NJ United States 03-22-17
    Amazon Customer Pennsville, NJ United States 03-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "real!"

    i could not stop listening. Steve hides nothing and takes you on a journey of heartbreak to hope!

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    Joyce Hamilton 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    Would have preferred to hear the audible version in SC CHAPMAN'S voice - performance was good...

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    nicole comer 03-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Open and honest"

    Loved this book. Very open, honest and relatable. Grief can be overwhelming at times but with God's help we can carry on.

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    Jonathan Russell 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!!"

    I loved listening to this story!! The reader sounded a lot like the author which made it really cool as well.

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    rae 03-15-17
    rae 03-15-17 Member Since 2017

    A kid at heart who loves to hear people's stories and to laugh.

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    "Truly a "great adventure" to read/listen to"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Between Heaven & the Real World to be better than the print version?

    As a person with a visual impairment and ADHD audio books have rekindled my love of reading. I loved reading the book, but could also catch things I missed by listening. And the book has pictures :)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Between Heaven & the Real World?

    That's a hard one, but I'd have to say the way Steven spoke of Maria's death and all that happened afterwards. The way that God placed people and things in their lives at just the right time, and the way that God used Maria's story in so many lives was so powerful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think Steven's sharing how he wrote "Cinderella"


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "SEE"


    Any additional comments?

    This book brought back so many memories, Steven's music is such a part of my spiritual journey, including praying for him and his family after Maria died. The only thing missing was hearing him narrate the book himself, but Paul Michael did a great job.

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    Amazon Customer detroit 03-15-17
    Amazon Customer detroit 03-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So encouraging"

    If you've ever seen Steven Curtis Chapman in concert you know that it's almost impossible to not leave encouraged. This book is no different.

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