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 Scott’s story, but he’d be the first to tell you that it’s not really about him. 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.
|Contributor(s)||Scott MacIntyre , Jennifer Schuchmann|
|About the Contributor(s)||Scott MacIntyre
Scott MacIntyre captivated the nation as the first blind finalist on American Idol. As an acclaimed singer-songwriter, he has toured in arenas across North America, headlined concerts in Japan, Austria, England, Canada, and the US, and written and released his latest CD Heartstrings debuting at #18 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart. As an in-demand inspirational keynote speaker, Scott has shared his unique and dynamic life story with many different audiences.
Jennifer Schuchmann is a News York Times bestselling author of numerous books and he host of the television program Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann.
|Release Date||Apr 3, 2012|
- Review by Steph
If you’re an American Idol fan, then you have likely witnessed Scott MacIntyre’s incredible talent. But what you may not know is the faith-inspiring story behind his amazing talent. By Faith, Not By Sight grants the reader a front row seat to the story of Mr. MacIntyre’s life, a life that proved difficult and discouraging at every turn. But Mr. MacIntyre did not give up the fight of faith. He trusted God at His word, 2 Corinthians 5:7.
Mr. MacIntyre does not just tell us how to live 2 Corinthians 5:7, "we live by faith, not by sight", he shows us through his daily life that walking by faith is more than lip service to God. Walking by faith is taking the horns of the altar in hand and plowing through life’s insurmountable odds until you dwell wholly in God’s purpose. With the help and support of his family and mentors, and in spite of his disability (blindness), Mr. MacIntyre follows God’s purpose for his life.
This book is a great read for those who face major difficulties in their life. Mr. MacIntyre’s story encourages the frightened heart to press forward in God even in the face of impossibilities. This book brings into light the realness of God’s Word to strengthen His people for the ‘Call’ regardless of mistakes made or any disability suffered.
I highly recommend this book, not just for those who face difficulties, but for anyone who loves God and longs to walk by faith, not by sight because Mr. MacIntyre’s story encourages the Christian to strive to walk by faith, not by sight.
Loved this book, so much so that I read it twice.
(Posted on 4/20/2012)