Saturday, March 31, 2012

By Faith, Not by Sight

 

     By Faith, Not by Sight is the autobiography of Scott MacIntyre, an American Idol contestant in Season 8. Why would anyone want to read the life story of another wanna-be-star? Because Scott is no ordinary young man; he has overcome multiple obstacles in achieving his dreams of being a professional musician.
    Like many others, I first learned of Scott during American Idol. There is so much I learned about his life from his book that I don't remember hearing about during AI. I'm not sure if it was because I skipped over those parts (our family prefers to listen to the performances and hear the judges' comments), don't remember them (I have a bad memory) or AI never talked about the struggles in his life outside of his congenital blindness.
    Even more than being an autobiography, By Faith is an inspirational work. Anyone who has ever said "my life is hard" will be inclined to work at it just a little more and not give up when they see how Scott picked himself up time and time again from setbacks to continue on his music journey and life itself. I don't want to talk about the specifics of his life as that will spoil his story but suffice to say he's not had it easy and throughout it all he has relied upon his faith in God and his family.
     By Faith, Not by Sight is a book to be enjoyed by American Idol fans to learn about the experience, by Christians to learn of one young man's journey of faith and anyone that enjoys an inspirational true story.
    
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1 comment:

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

Wow! I just listened to a YouTube video of this guy singing. What talent...

I actually watched two videos. The other was an interview. I linked it in the comment section where I wrote about your post link up. Thanks for posting this on "Pay It Forward". Scott is definitely someone to "Pay It Forward" to.