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Choosing to SEE

By: Mary Beth Chapman,Ellen Vaughn
Narrated by: Connie Wetzel
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Publisher's Summary

"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.

©2010 Mary Beth Chapman (P)2010 Baker Publishing Group

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Distracting reader style

I found the exaggerated up and down intonation of the book reader very distracting. The readers sing songy style felt at odds with the books content.

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The reader nearly ruined It for me

This is a well written, deeply moving memoir, but one with two big problems. Feels like it goes on way too long – and I read the abridged version! Can’t imagine what the full length one is like. Then again, it may have felt over long simply because of the reader, who sounds like she’s recording a happy, peppy commercial with every sentence. I found her nearly unbearable and almost quit listening at least a dozen times. Glad I finished it, but I sure won’t get anything with this reader again.

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Great story. Didn't care for the narration.

Needs a different narrator.
The story is good, but the voice inflections were not right for a lot of it.

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Powerful

List has reinforced my previous reading. This was a timely lesson. God can lift us if we allow it.

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Redeeming Love

A beautiful story about faith, hope and love through God's promise and comfort.
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Thank You

Thank you for sharing your experience with me. You have given me a different view on adoption, since I am adopted from Korea. You and your family shown grace though your struggles.

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Very healing and helpful

This helped me working through the grief of losing my son in a tragic car accident last year. He had just finished college and started his first job.

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God doesn’t bring death

I like her style of writing. I don’t agree with her interpretation of The Bible. I don’t think God brought about her daughters death for a greater purpose. God is not the author of death.

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Wonderful story of hope

This book was a wonderful message of hope and resilience told from a mom's heart.

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Wonderful! very helpful, encouaging!

Loved it because she was so real, honest & clear expressing her thoughts & feelings

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  • Kevin Warren
  • 09-10-17

Bare honesty.

This book had me crying so much that I had to get the Audible version as I couldn't read any more. It's a heart-wrenching tale but one that many can relate to in part. Life is tough, even for Christians. We don't always have the answers but trust in God. The bare honesty appealed to me, even though I cried buckets.

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  • J shep
  • 01-12-15

Very positive book

I was worried about reading this book as it was about the death of a child but, although it is very honest about the pain it is also very positive about the story surrounding the family and the support they received and how God has faithfully supported them through this.
I particularly like the musical introductions to the chapters from Stephen Curtis Chapman.
The narration was perfect and really conveyed the depth of feeling that was evident throughout the book. A truly moving account of how God will hold your hand even through the darkest of times if only you will let him x