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“Scott is a brilliant example of achievement in spite of adversity. His passion, faith, and sheer talent shine in this book. Read on and prepare to be affected, effected, and forever changed. We were!”
– Alice and Sheryl Cooper
“This book is full of surprises. It is so much more than a book about someone who refused to let blindness stop him from finding his own song. It goes far beyond his amazing success on American Idol. It’s not even a book about someone who has continued to overcome obstacle after obstacle. This is a book about the power of love to transform every life, every day, if we dare to believe. It inspired me, I believe it will touch you deeply too.”
– Sheila Walsh, best-selling author, speaker, artist
“Scott captured our attention the moment he walked on the American Idol stage. There was a warmth and sincerity about him that drew us in. I think more than a few calls were made from the Smith house in support of Scott! What we’ve seen on camera just scratches the surface. Scott’s moving story will inspire everyone who reads it.”
– Michael W. Smith, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter
“If you watched Scott MacIntyre compete on Season 8 of American Idol, you might think you know his life story. But you only know a small part of it. There is much more to tell, and now Scott has done just that, in his new book, By Faith, Not By Sight. He holds nothing back, discussing in intimate detail what it is like to be visually impaired, to love music, to fight a life-threatening illness, to live alone in London, to compete on Idol, and to find the love of his life. There are lots of surprises, lots of laughs, and lots of tears. This is also the story of a loving family, one you’ll want to be a part of when you read Scott’s inspirational and revealing autobiography.”
– Fred Bronson, music expert and journalist, Billboard Magazine
From the book jacket:
Is it possible to be high on a mountain and deep in a valley at the same time?
This isn’t a riddle, it’s Scott MacIntyre’s life. Each time his dreams come true, Scott finds his nightmares not far behind. Some call it Murphy’s Law. Others call it bad luck. Scott has learned to call it a blessing, even when circumstances have threatened to take everything away.
Outstanding graduate. Marshall scholar. Recording artist. Inspirational speaker. American Idol. Blind from birth, Scott has had to work harder and longer to achieve his goals. But when a silent killer begins to undermine his success, Scott cannot work it out alone. Once again, he must lean on his faith, his close-knit family, and the life-giving aid of friends to survive.
Follow Scott’s roller-coaster ride to see how God used the mountains and valleys in his life to give him perspective, hope, and ultimately triumph.
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