Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Thought

I just read Mary Beth Chapman's book Choosing To SEE. It was gripping, compelling, authentic, and heartbreaking. I devoured it in 3 sittings. If you followed the story of their loss of Maria two years ago then you will love this book. Mary Beth details her life as Steven Curtis Chapman's wife and the mother of 6, plus their decision to adopt. The latter half of the book is devoted to the accident and their ensuing grief. Mary Beth walks through many personal, revealing details in profound starkness. I admired her courage to not just process her grief on paper, but also to invite the rest of us in to experience it with her in an honest, vulnerable way.

I highly recommend this book. We will be talking more about it over at She Reads in the near future. Stay tuned!
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Mari said...

I totally agree. I just finished it last week. Also got SCC cd, and it is so awesome. Rather melancholy but encouraging.

Anonymous said...

I loved that book. She did a good job of making us realize she is just an ordinary person like the rest of us.

Ellen - SkoMomma said...

I was looking forward to reading this book...even more so now that I know that you recommend it. I'm number 5 on the waitlist at the library.

Melissa Milbourn said...

Den Den is reading this book. He loves it. He cries when he reads it. He'll be glad I told the world that. I love my Man. :-)

Love you. Don't forget me. Ha.

Carrie said...

I also just finished the book. I purchased it at WOF and heard them speak in Philly last weekend. What an amazing testimony and I think everyone should read this book.

denise said...

will probably download it to my kindle for PC and read it.