Steven Curtis Chapman Set To Release Memoir, Between Heaven and the Real World, On March 7

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

Steven Curtis ChapmanWATERLOO – 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. 

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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.



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


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


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.

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Melody’s Fall Book Picks

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over! While it may be sad to see the warmer weather on its way out, fall means a new season of great new titles from Baker Publishing Group. Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for book releases and here are a few titles I’m looking forward to reading in the next couple of months!

Colliding with Destiny

Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes (Bethany House, September release)

This book is all about finding hope in the legacy of Ruth. I love to study characters of the Bible. Ruth’s circumstances seemed overwhelming, but she opened herself up to God using them to transform her and those around her. Ruth has a story that’s similar to many women of today and I want to learn more.




Tried and True by Mary Connealy (Bethany House, September release)tried&true

This is the first book of “Wild at Heart,” a new series by Mary Connealy. Having fought in the Civil War posing as men, the Wilde sisters are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the War. Will their secret be revealed? Will they lose their homestead? This plot seems like a fun one and I’m looking forward to getting to know these characters.




A Light in the Wilderness by Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell, September release)A Light in the Wilderness

Three spirited women, a former slave, Kalapuya Indian & a married settler will discover what it means to be truly free in a land that makes promises it cannot fulfill. This is a multilayered story that will take you on the dusty and dangerous Oregon Trail into the boundless American West. This book is based on real events and I love a true story!




The Reason by Lacey Sturm (Baker Books, October release) TheReason

This memoir is written by the former lead singer of the platinum selling rock band, Flyleaf and successful solo artist, Lacey Sturm. Lacey was an atheist with a troubled soul and a plan for suicide who found a purpose for life in the back of a church’s sanctuary. I love hearing about lives transformed in the most unexpected ways and this promises to be an inspirational read.




At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot (Revell, October release)At Bluebonnet Lake

When Kate Sherwood is asked by her ailing grandmother to visit Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country, the last thing she expected was for sparks to fly between her and the resort’s unassuming handyman. This is the first book of Amanda Cabot’s new Texas Crossroads series and it sounds like a promising start to the series!




Melody Reese is Graf-Martin Communications’ Publicity Coordinator