Wednesday, June 6, 2012

By Faith, Not By Sight by Scott MacIntyre

About the book:

A moving story of hope, faith, persistence and the power of dreams.

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.

My Review:

4 Stars

By Faith, Not By Sight is a very inspiring story of a young man who has had the odds stacked up against him and he has triumphed. Scott MacIntrye was born blind and the doctors could find no cause but that didn't stop him from living his life and pursuing music. His blindness made it harder for him to interact in the world, but it made him even more determined to do it. I would think he has accomplished more in his life so far than many people ever do! If blindness was his only problem his story would almost be boring, but Scott also had to deal with a life threatening kidney issue that lead him to dialysis and a transplant. Even with that, he was not stopped. He auditioned on American Idol and made it onto the show. He even placed in the top 10. This story really inspired me and helped show my that disabilities don't have to be disabilities but are more of a different way of interacting in the world. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to be inspired by this young man.

* I received this book through for the purpose of this review, my honest opinion was all that was requested.

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