With the unthinkably tragic death of her 5-year-old daughter, life as Mary Beth knew it came to an end. "I've told my kids for years that God doesn't make mistakes," she writes in her heart-wrenching book. "Would I believe it now?" A powerfully honest story of grief, courage, faith, and hope. Foreword by Steven Curtis Chapman. 288 pages, softcover from Revell.
When it first released in September 2010, Choosing to SEE stormed onto bestseller lists in every market, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CBA. With appearances on media from Focus on the Family to FOX and Friends to Good Morning America, Mary Beth shared her touching story to critical acclaim.
Mary Beth's story is our story--wondering where God is when the worst happens. In Choosing to SEE, readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has placed her on. Includes a 16-page full color photo insert.
"Unbelievably accessible and undeniably honest."--CCM
"Mary Beth makes the deepest places of our being easier to embrace and grasp."--Denise Jonas, mother of the Jonas Brothers
"I couldn't help but sense God's presence in every sentence."--Mary Graham, president of Women of Faith
"You won't be able to put this book down until you've wept, laughed, and relished every page."--Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview
Mary Beth Chapman is the wife of Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Together they began Show Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for the world's most vulnerable children by providing financial assistance to families wishing to adopt. Mary Beth serves as president of Show Hope and was a speaker on the Women of Faith Tour 2010 with her husband. She is also coauthor with Steven of the Shaoey and Dot series of children's picture books. Mary Beth and Steven have six children: Emily, Caleb, Will Franklin, and adopted daughters Shaohannah Hope, Stevey Joy, and Maria Sue, who is now with Jesus. The Chapmans live in Tennessee.
Ellen Vaughn is a bestselling author and inspirational speaker. Her recent books include It's All About Him with Denise Jackson (wife of Alan Jackson), which debuted at #1 on the New York Times nonfiction list. She is also coauthor with Chuck Colson of Being the Body. In addition to her nonfiction work, Vaughn is an award-winning novelist. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband, Lee.