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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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More To This Life.

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.

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Good content but

I wish that Steven Curtis Chapman had read the book. It seems that autobiographies better when the author reads them.

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Long time fan

I enjoyed the story. My only problem was the narrator. It could have been so much better if SCC did the reading. I had to speed up the narrator to get through it.

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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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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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A story of real life

The first third of the book is unassuming revealing the humble nature of Steven Chapman. The book seems to crescendo and then hold a steady tenor towards the end.
It builds in strength with each chapter. I highly recommend listening to this real life story. It reveals a faithful God and the sustaining hope he gives those who trust Him.

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Genuinely beautiful.

This book gives a beautiful context to one of the most inspiring musicians I have ever heard, and reveals another beautiful inch of the glory of God.

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Not your typical superstar story!

I struggled through it for the first half but I'm glad I stuck with it. Great nuggets of wisdom, as this family walked through the good and the bad, asking God for answers and guidance along the way.

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Ministered to - on more levels than I can explain. Thank you for telling this story.

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Great Book

Loved this story of faith and intense love! However, I would have liked the narrator to have been Steven Curtis Chapman. It took me a while to get used to the narrator on this audio.

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Honest and Inspiring

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A very open, honest and gut wrenching read. Good narration. Raised the question for me: Does God take away things from us? One we will only fully know the answer when we meet Him face to face.