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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Beth Chapman Narrator: Connie Wetzel Publisher: Baker Publishing Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandi | 2/14/2014

    " Choosing to SEE is a beautifully written story of love and loss and learning to love again. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain strength and courage and needs a re surge to their faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/12/2014

    " I truly enjoyed reading this book. I love how honestly it was told. MaryBeth talks about all the emotions she went through including being angry with God. Yes, she's married to a Gospel singer and they are a religious family, but she was not afraid to say she was mad at God for taking her child. It seemed like this book was her way of dealing with the grief. In the end she holds onto her belief in God, and there is no fault in that. Every single person deals with grief and their religion in different ways. I cried when I read this book, but I also found it helpful in dealing with my own anger at God for taking my great-niece at just 11days old (she & her twin brother were born 4mos premature weighing only 1lb each. Her twin brother is now 16mos old and is happy and healthy. I feel his sister is up in heaven watching over him as his guardian angel)! If you get the chance to read it I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/9/2014

    " this is a fabulous book! A Great mother's view of life and death, bravery and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/3/2014

    " Excellent read! I consider the Chapman family heroes of the faith. Why? They have faced adversity, pain and horror and had all the human emotions that would accompany those events, but in the end, they cling to Jesus. Wow. Mary Beth Chapman speaks clearly, she shares her struggles, her pain and her shortcomings (real and perceived) in a very real and honest way. In spite of THE terrible thing that happened, there is hope. There is good. Beauty can rise from the ashes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/26/2014

    " This book had me crying throughout! But it is a beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/23/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It opened my eyes to how much God can use adoption of children as a comparison of his adoption of us into his Family. My heart breaks for this family in this very difficult time. It was revealed to me what a lengthy process it is to get over a child's death and how there are good days an bad days, and having a strong foundation in the Lord is everything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/22/2014

    " I could appreciate the struggles anD the anguish, and feel so sad for the family. I just did not feel it was a good book, not well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbiprinsen | 1/19/2014

    " Tragic story of parents losing their daughter and an amazing story of using their grief to help others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starlyn | 12/21/2013

    " Loved!!! Will make you cry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawnee | 12/16/2013

    " Choosing To See is a wonderful book. It is a story of how you can take pain from tragedy and still give thanks. This book is a true testimony of the faith and love of Jesus Christ. It is a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 11/25/2013

    " Wonderful story. I laughed, I cried and everything in between. What an amazing family this is, even when faced with unspeakable tragedy. Their story really inspired me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh | 11/22/2013

    " Beautiful story of God's faithfulness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Bush | 9/29/2013

    " Great book with very "real" feelings as her family struggles through joy and loss in life. Very touching and I enjoyed reading her perspective. Great family with big vision and lots of hope! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 9/12/2013

    " My mom got this book awhile back and told me to read it. Usually my mom has epic taste in books and I am so glad I took her advice and read Choosing to SEE. I've always been a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman and reading about their life and struggles through his wife's eyes inspired and encouraged me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dyanne | 5/7/2013

    " Good message but poorly written... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/5/2013

    " excruciating story of losing a child, yet it seems they are a family grounded in Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/24/2013

    " A heartfelt book that I can not relate to, but was inspired by her trust in God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 4/8/2013

    " True story of the challenges in her life. A little too much "born again" doctrine though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 10/1/2012

    " Loved this book! So inspirational, thank you Mary Beth for sharing your story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 7/18/2012

    " Loved it! Cried too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/25/2011

    " This isn't the most well-written book on the planet, but that's not really the point. It's an honest book, and that's hard to pull off when you're dealing with a very personal family tragedy. The scenes describing the accident that took Maria Chapman's life are wrenching. This book is worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 12/9/2011

    " Christian book that is very moving. I could read this again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 11/11/2011

    " Awesome, inspiring book. Keep the Kleenex handy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/28/2011

    " Great reminder of hope and encouragement in loss. Be prepared to cry....a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alycia | 8/13/2011

    " I flew through this book! Highly recommend whether you're struggling through a tragedy of your own or just would like to know about the Chapmans....very good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/15/2011

    " What an emotional read! I read it after a close friend's baby passed away. It was very helpful in understanding more of what she and her husband are going through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 5/4/2011

    " excruciating story of losing a child, yet it seems they are a family grounded in Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ally | 4/25/2011

    " No words to explain such an emotional journey for this family. I learned so much about life, my relationship with Christ and things we hold so dear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/23/2011

    " Such a beautiful story! Mary Beth did a wonderful job of sharing her joys and struggles as a mother and wife. So grateful to find a story that shares her faith is such a real and transparent fashion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 4/12/2011

    " The brutal honesty and grief of Mary Beth Chapman and her family, following the death of 5-year old Maria is heart-wrenching. Be sure to have a box of kleenex handy should you choose to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 3/28/2011

    " An honest look at loss, love, and holding true to the important things in life. A great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glynis | 3/22/2011

    " An honest, real, down-to-earth memoir, sharing the doubt and faith that go hand-in-hand with tragedy. Beautifully done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shera | 3/7/2011

    " Amazing. When I heard their story last year, I knew this was a book I really wanted to read. She speaks truth through out the book. Even when she questions the will of God, she does not hold back. Very raw and honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daylene | 3/3/2011

    " This is such an excellent book. I'm in the middle of it right now. Couldn't put it down last night - read until 1:00 a.m. LOL! Such insight into God's design for a Christian family and how He works thru us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 3/2/2011

    " I LOVED this book, such a tragedy the Chapman's went through. "

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