For The First Time In His Highly Successful Career Spanning 30 Years, This Music Luminary Shares Intimate Details of His Personal Journey, His Family Life, And Stories Behind His Most Beloved Songs
WATERLOO – February 1, 2017 – In a music career that spans an astounding 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received five GRAMMYs®, 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, an American Music Award, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than eleven million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he has taken the step to share his life story with his memoir, Between Heaven and the Real World. The book, written with New York Times best-selling author Ken Abraham, is slated to hit shelves and all digital platforms on March 7, 2017 with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
For decades Steven Curtis Chapman’s music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions of people around the world, and for the first time this music luminary is ready to share intimate details of his own personal journey. The aptly titled book will take the reader inside Chapman’s childhood in Paducah, KY and along his amazing journey that has carried him to far higher heights and more devastating depths than he ever could have imagined. He shares with startling honesty about the places on his journey where he has wrestled with the unfixable things, even his own insecurities, only to find much of the inspiration for his life and his music in those very places. He also reveals honest and vulnerable stories about his 32-year marriage to the love of his life, Mary Beth, and their family – through their children and the miracle of adoption.
Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Chapman offers no sugary solutions to life’s toughest questions. Yet, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in this life. Between Heaven and the Real World presents a backstage look at the down-to-earth superstar that will touch the readers’ lives and fill their hearts with hope.
Between Heaven and the Real World will enjoy a Canadian launch on February 13th, with a whirlwind tour and live performance of Chapman’s well-loved songs at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario.
ABOUT STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN:
With countless tours under his belt and hosting the “Sam’s Place: Music For The Spirit” concert series at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Chapman will continue on the road this year performing at numerous festivals and events. This August he will kick off the second leg of the highly successful SCC3D: THIRD DAY Together with Steven Curtis Chapman Tour, then September through October will bring Chapman’s popular “Songs & Stories” Tour with Mac Powell of THIRD DAY and Brandon Heath. For all the latest tour dates and for further information, please visit www.StevenCurtisChapman.com.
ABOUT KEN ABRAHAM:
Ken Abraham is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Against All Odds with Chuck Norris, Let’s Roll with Lisa Beamer, and More Than Rivals. His work has been featured on “20/20,” “Dateline,” “Larry King Live,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” The Today Show,” and many more. At present, Ken Abraham has more than ten million books in print. Learn more at www.kenabrahambooks.com.
Revell began over 125 years ago when D. L. Moody and his brother-in-law Fleming H. Revell saw the need for practical books that would apply the Christian faith to life’s challenges. Today Revell continues to partner with authors to provide books that inspire and equip readers to find hope and bring faith to everyday life. Books are published in a broad range of categories including fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, biography, and inspiration — reaching readers around the world with resources that offer help, encouragement, and inspiration. www.RevellBooks.com
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