Friday, April 19, 2013

By Faith, Not By Sight- By Scott MacIntrye

The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift

Scott MacIntyre was born blind. The doctors have no explanation for his blindness. By Faith, Not by Sight is an account his inspirational personal journey through blindness, kidney failure, and a growing music career.

MacIntyre is a piano player, best known for his appearance on American Idol, as the first blind contestant to break into the top ten on the show. Prior to auditioning for Idol, Scott was a child prodigy, who graduated high school at age 14, was a Marshall scholar, and then traveled to London to pursue music, until at 20 years old, his kidneys failed.

This book is a candid account of an aspiring young musician and his faith despite hardships. MacIntyre's story gives readers a glimpse into his life, shares details about his blindness, and focuses on his experience with kidney failure and facing the possibility of a transplant. Scott McIntyre may be blind, but he is also a guy choosing to live by faith, not by sight.

Disclaimer: As a book reviewer I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for my review. I was not required to write a positive review.