Saturday, December 08, 2012

Book Review - By Faith, not by Sight by Scott MacIntyre

By Faith, not by Sight is written by Scott MacIntyre with Jennifer Schumann and is published by Thomas Nelson.

Scott MacIntyre was an American Idol finalist a few years ago, in 2009, when Kris Allen won the competition. I remember watching the show every week and calling in my votes. I remember Scott MacIntyre - he is a memorable guy and very talented. He is also easy to remember because he is blind.

Scott hasn't had the normal childhood by the world's standards. He has had to fight very hard to get to where he is today. He was born blind and went through a life threatening battle with kidney disease. He worked harder, perhaps, than other students when it came to his studies. He was homeschooled - something in which I strongly believe and support. He graduated from college at the age of 19 and at the top of his class. I am in awe of how much this kid has accomplished in spite of the difficulties he encountered along the way. I also think that his mother is a very special woman and deserves to be blessed beyond belief!

By Faith, not by Sight is Scott MacIntyre's life story. I enjoyed reading it very much and have a teenaged boy whom I'm going to pass it along to in the form of his "something to read" gift. He is an avid American Idol watcher (really, all of the voice competitions on TV). I think he'll be inspired by Scott's story and, hopefully, challenged in his own faith.

While some parts of the story seemed to be taking the long way around the facts, I think it is still a very good autobiography that, I hope, will touch, challenge, and inspire many people - young and old alike.

*I received a copy of By Faith, not by Sight in exchange for my honest opinion. Opinions expressed are my own.*

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