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Book Review: Between Heaven & the Real World by Steven Curtis Chapman

April 5, 2017

Steven Curtis Chapman tells his story of faith, music and life with an incredible honesty that challenges the reader in so many ways. I confess I have not read many autobiographies, and am not very knowledgeable about the professional music industry. Nonetheless, I cannot recommend this book highly enough for any person seeking to an interesting narrative about an artist/musician. He shares with openness about the challenges of life, marriage, and family for a performer, and handling the highs and lows of it all. If you are a fan of music, especially Christian music, this is a compelling and challenging book.

Admittedly, the opening chapters detailing Chapman`s growing up years, seem to contain a little too much detail. However, as the book continues, these details are important and referred back to frequently. As Chapman marries his college sweetheart, Mary Beth, and they begin to face the challenges of marriage and an increasingly public music platform. Then as children come along, these challenges multiply along with Chapman’s appeal and recognitions. The Chapmans adoption journey adds yet another uniqueness to their story and makes for more interesting challenges and opportunities.

Throughout the book, Chapman thoughtfully and with a powerful mix of vulnerability and clarity, shares his heart and faith. He has you laughing sometimes and crying at other times as he shares his life and faith journey.

I recommend this book highly!

To purchase this book, go to Steven Curtis Chapman’s website or

Note: This book was provided at no cost to the reviewer by Graf-Martin Publications and Revell Books in exchange for an unbiased review.

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