I'm not an American Idol watcher, but most people who live in America know about the show. So, when I decided to read the book, By Faith, Not By Sight, by Scott MacIntyre, I had not heard of him prior to this. I picked up the book and couldn't put it back down.
Born blind, Scott embraced life from an early age with vigor and fervency. God graced him with amazing gifts, the most important being a new life in Christ. His faith is real. His life is a testimony to a life lived by faith. He started playing the piano before most children can even talk. The world calls people like Scott, a child prodigy. God placed in him a determination to overcome so many things that came his way. Graduating at fourteen from high school and eighteen from college seemed to put him on a road to stardom and fame. Sadly, there was a life threatening detour. Again, with God's help, he embraced this alongside his family with strength from the Lord. His family was a huge support system as well. Many prayers were prayed over him and God has seen him through.
I was so encouraged reading this book. My thankfulness and tenacity waver. I am striving for a better attitude as I go through the very trials in my own life.
Thank you, Scott ManIntyre, for your example and faith.
I received a free copy of this book as part of the Booksneeze Blog Team.