I am a fan of reality TV. Especially competition shows like American Idol and The Voice. So when I was given the chance to read By Faith, Not by Sight, by Scott MacIntyre, a contestant on American Idol, I jumped at the opportunity. I was hoping for a nice story that would tell me a little bit about the behind the scenes of one of my favorite shows. In the end this books showed me that and so much more.
Scott MacIntyre has been blind since birth. From a very young age, it was clear he had an ear for music. His parents provided many opportunities and great support to Scott has he grew up. With this support and encouragement, his musical talents continued to grow both in singing and playing the piano. Scott also excelled academically and by the time he was nineteen, he had graduated from college and was on his way to complete a Master’s program in England. However, God had other plans, which started with a devastating disease diagnosis. This put all of Scott’s plans in jeopardy and he quickly learned that in all things, God is in control.
I really enjoyed this book. It was amazing to read about what life is like for someone who is blind. I was blown away with how many things that I take for granted are things someone who is blind really has to think about and figure out in a completely different way. It was so interesting. It was also amazing to read about Scott and his family’s faith. I was challenged by this family and how they coped with challenging circumstances. And I enjoyed seeing behind the scenes of American Idol as well. I just found this book really captivating and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Thanks for taking such an awesome stand for Christ, Scott.
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