Thursday, April 27, 2017

Between Heaven and the Real World : My Story

GIVEAWAY

CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTIS
ABRAHAM, KEN
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND THE REAL WORLD : MY STORY

For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, his family, and his music in a life that he has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows.

Discover the stories behind some of his best-loved songs. Walk with him as he and his wife, Mary Beth, navigate the joys and trials of marriage and family. Cheer for his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again. And SEE God in the aftermath of the tragic death of their five-year-old daughter Maria.

Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in the space between heaven and the real world.

My Review:

I don't read a lot of non-fiction but this is one I wouldn't have wanted to miss. So grateful I moved out of my comfort zone and picked up Steven Curtis Chapman's biography. And once I started reading I couldn't stop. Amazing. Moving. Inspiring. I ran through a gamut of emotions as I worked my way through the pages of  Between Heaven and the Real World : My Story.

Chapman bears a powerful testimony as he candidly shares the experiences that shaped his life, his music and his faith. His brutal honesty really touched me. He offers encouragement and hope in the midst of darkness and pain.

One of the many amazing things about our God is how He can take even the broken parts of our stories and bring about something beautiful as we trust Him with them. (p 30)

The kind of book that has the power to make a profound impact on readers. A definite must read for fans of this Christian music icon.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

Giveaway Opportunity:

Please note: Winner will receive a gently read copy of this book.

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Between Heaven and the Real World : My Story please leave a comment below ore email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address please be sure to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 30 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. I don't read many (if any) non-fiction, especially biographies. BUT...this one intrigues me just from the description and your review. And I really enjoy Steven Curtis Chapman as a singer, his songs are powerful! I didn't know him & his wife lost their little girl, how tragic :-( What a heart-wrenching, life-changing experience that I don't know how I'd get through, especially if I didn't have the Lord in my life. WOW! I think my family would enjoy reading this one (me, my husband and son).

    I also read The Magnolia Story just recently about Chip & Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show "Fixer Upper". I knew they are Christians but reading their story was quite powerful, especially when you read about how God's hands had been working in their lives from childhood! This is the kind of biographies I could get into reading more of :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. The Chapman family's story is amazing. And there's lots of places where relates the inspiration to a particular song he has written. I'd stop reading and go listen to the song. I really enjoyed that aspect of the book. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Wow sounds like they have their fair share of trials. Thanks for sharing it with us. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Truly inspiring story. Good luck, Linda.

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  3. I enjoy his music and would love to read his biography. Sounds like a powerful book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It really is. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  4. I want to win this one BAD, Kav! Pick me, pick me! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL I take it you are a Steven Curtis Chapman fan. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  5. I checked this out from the library and LOVED it. I want a copy to read again and my husband wants to read it too!

    kleehar[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's definitely one for the keeper shelf. Good luck, Kristin.

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  6. I would really like to read this one. Really admire the Chapman family

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  7. I started reading the book that his wife wrote a few years ago. Would love to read this one.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. I didn't know about his wife's book until I read this one. Now I have to hunt that one down. Good luck, Mindy.

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  8. Would love to read. TY
    leliamae(54)@aol(dot)com

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  9. I definitely want to read this one, too! I love his music and have heard some of his testimony. lelandandbecky AT reagan DOT com

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    1. It's a powerful testimony.Good luck, Becky.

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  10. Everyone has a story. This one sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing, Kav, I would live to read it. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. And it's wonderful when they share their stories. We can learn so much from each other. Good luck, Melanie.

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  11. I am a fan of Steven Curtis Chapman. I would love to read about him and his family. Thanks. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. It's an awesome book, Paula. Good luck.

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  12. I don't usually read non-fiction but this one sounds like it would be a great one. I remember when they lost their little girl and would like to read more about their lives. Thanks for this giveaway, d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's a really moving story and this non-fiction non-reading is glad she read it. :-) Good luck!

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  14. I really enjoyed reading his wife's book 'Choosing to See' and would love to read this one.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I haven't read that one yet but I will! Good luck, Cathy.

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  15. I'd love to read this one! KAV, thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck.

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  16. I have been a big fan of his for years. They have such an amazing story. I would love to read this one! Thanks for the opportunity!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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