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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

By Faith, Not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre

imageGenre- Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational

Published by- Thomas Nelson

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 271

Age Group- Teen and Adult

Description of Book- hardback, list price $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8499-4721-6

He has been on American Idol, he’s blind, and he has a strong faith in God.

Scott MacIntyre’s life has never been ordinary, since birth he has been blind and by the age of six he had a paying gig with the piano.  When he graduated from college at the age of nineteen and was soon to be on his way to college in England, he was diagnosed with kidney failure.  It was with his faith in God and his family and friends that he was able to conquer the odds and call his trials and a blessing and not a curse.

Author- Scott MacIntyre has toured across the world giving concerts and was the first blind finalist on American Idol.  He is an inspirational speaker and his latest CD debuted at #18 in the iTunes Pop Album Chart.

My Thoughts- Scott MacIntyre has had a lot of triumphs and a lot of struggles.  I am very impressed that he continually maintained his faith throughout it all.  This book should be required reading for all those in high school, so they can discover that God’s blessings are there in their darkest days. 

Many people think that breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend is the end of the world, but Scott has had many more serious issues and has triumphed.  He has been legally blind since he was born, but he never let that stop him from reaching his dreams.  He learned to play the piano and sing, went to college in England, and participated in American Idol.  

Along with being blind, he also had kidney failure when he was graduating from college.  He had wonderful doctors, family and friends.  He was able to get a new kidney.  I was surprised to read that his little sister developed the same problem later on and I was glad that she has had the same success.

It is for Scott’s faith in God during his trials that I highly recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received By Faith, Not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre for free from the publisher through the BookSneeze Review Bloggers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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