Monday, March 26, 2018

I Can Only Imagine Book Review

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 About the Book

The captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music—and the man who wrote it

MercyMe’s crossover hit, “I Can Only Imagine,” has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history.

Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. I Can Only Imagine is a front-row seat to witnessing God’s presence throughout Bart’s life. Whether falling in love with his childhood sweetheart or mourning his father’s death, founding MercyMe or flailing in the midst of its success, Bart continues to place his trust in God’s plans—plans that continue to surprise and surpass what Bart could have ever imagined.  (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I love biographies and this book was really well written. I had no idea this story was made into a movie until I got the book. Of course I have listened to MercyMe for a long time so I was curious about the story. This book held my interest simply because of how it was written. Sometimes biography type books can be dreadfully slow, but that was not the case with this one. It truly is amazing how some people's lives turn out, especially after going through so many difficulties. This book is a testament to how awesome God is and how He works in our lives, even if we don't see it at the time. 
After reading the book, I am not sure I want to see the movie. I am one of those whose usually sticks with one or the other. Bart did write that he thinks the movie accurate and the actors did a good job. I just think I will stick with the book on this one though. 
I highly recommend this book and if you are a movie watcher I hear the movie is good too! 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free. All opinions are my own." 






 

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