The reason I purchased this CD is because 6 weeks ago my 16 yr. old son died due to a terrible dirt biking accident. He had his birthday on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 14. This has been the most horrible thing I've every been through and it continues to be. We will be on this journey of loss and grief for a very long time. I had just read Mary Beth Chapman's book Choosing to See. It was a great book and very helpful to me. So, I decided to purchase her husband's CD, knowing that the songs had been written about the loss of their 5 yr. old daughter, Maria. It is a very emotional CD to listen to. I cry every time but it is good for me. I am constantly looking for something to read or listen to in order to help me through this process. I am thankful that I purchased Beauty Will Rise.
When I had a dear friend lose her 5 year old daughter in a boat accident, with the family present, I searched for music to help in the grief process. Later that year Steven Curtis Chapman and his family lost their little angel and I knew God was going to send me this album, it will help families of the future and helps me so much to understand our dear Lord.
I almost feel like I'm eavesdropping on incredible conversations with God as Steven shares his struggles and questions about the circumstances he and his family found themselves in, but I am also incredibly encouraged as he rehearses the faithfulness of God and His commitment to His children. Thanks for sharing, Steven.