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Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review



Thursday, April 26, 2012

By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott Macintyre with Jennifer Schuchmann

By Faith, Not By Sight: The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift
A piano prodigy, a nineteen-year-old college grad, a Marshall scholar, and an American Idol finalist. This guy had it made. He could sing. He could ski blind. What couldn't he do?

     Even if you saw him in concert, you might not believe that Scott MacIntyre is blind, and you'd never guess that at nineteen, he faced a diagnosis that rocked his family and nearly took his life. So how did he do it? How did he overcome the odds?

     This is the story of how God used a dedicated family, a selfless acquaintance, hardship, and a host of characters to give him life, faith, determination, and experiences most can only imagine.

     Peek behind the scenes to see how he learned to overcome his disability, how he made it in the music industry, how he found the love of his life, and how God taught him that in all things, we can truly achieve our dreams By Faith, Not by Sight.

     I really enjoyed learning more of Scott's story by his family's faith and their encouragement of Scott's gift and his desire to bless people with his music was inspiring. What makes Scott MacIntyre an inspiration to so many is that he surpassed insurmountable odds by taking a leap of faith in God. By Faith, Not by Sight is the story of God in the MacIntyre's lives.
     This is a very great book that motivates you  to want to live life to its fullest and celebrate the little challenges as well as the big ones and praise God through it all.

     A moving story of hope, faith, persistence and the power of dreams. I have been blessed and challenged by reading this book and would recommend this book.

     I received a free copy of the book from Thomas Nelson as part of their Booksneeze Blogger program.