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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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Very emotional story

Excellent story with many ups and downs of life but the major difficulty of losing a child. There are several themes that run thru this book but the main one for me is that we are all flawed humans in need of a savior.

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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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Real & relatable

Such an inspiring, sweet, and raw story of love that is everlasting and constant in every season of life! Thanks for sharing your story!

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She was so real!

What a blessing for Mary Beth Chapman to share her story and her pain. She was so real! Blessings to the Chapman family!

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A wonderful account of God's faithfulness

This is a wonderful account of God's faithfulness in a tragic loss and how the Chapman family began their healing.

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Moving testimony of healing

Mary Beth shares the heart breaking and heart lifting journey of incredible loss amid Gods redeeming grace. Much of her story was familiar after listening to Steven Curtis Chapmans book first.
This is a story of faith, adoption, and determination. Well read and moving. Thank you Mary Beth. You are a warrior.

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Healing

Loved listening to this book. I cried with you in your times of sorrow and rejoiced in the victory of your healing. Will definitely pass it on and most likely listen again. Thank you being God's instrument!

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Miraculous!

I love how Mary-Beth has chosen to SEE God at work in the midst of pain. I had goosebumps over and over.
💚Sherry Stahl

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Fabulous

I chose this book because we are in the process of adopting from China. I loved hearing her heart on adoption and that so many of her struggles are mine as well. I didn't realize that the book was primarily about loss. I sobbed and sobbed, but am thankful I kept listening and got to hear that despite all "Spring is Coming".

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  • Kevin Warren
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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