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Over the weekend, I finished reading By Faith, Not By Sight, a new book by Season 8 American Idol Finalist Scott MacIntyre. As you may recall, Scott was the blind contestant who went pretty far on a show that has captured television ratings for the past several years. In his new book, Scott tells the story of his journey on American Idol, and he also shares the up and down struggles and challenges of his health and career that led him to his current notoriety and success. Without giving away his whole story, there is so much more to this artist than his unique American Idol appearance. Scott MacIntyre clearly walks by faith and not by sight. His trust and faith in God throughout the obstacles he has faced is remarkable.
As an American Idol fan, it was interesting to get the inside scoop from one of the contestants I followed a few years ago. I also appreciated learning the back story of how much Scott has overcome to achieve his dreams and to share his gift with the world.
Whether you follow American Idol or not, I recommend By Faith, Not By Sight as an inspiring story of how God works in amazing ways despite the struggles we all face. The book was also a great follow-up to my recent thoughts on taking Leaps of Faith. Stories like this confirm the importance of learning to live by faith.
Who has inspired you recently? Do you watch American Idol?
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