Nashville, TN – September 20, 2010 – Mary Beth Chapman’s book, Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope, continues to climb The New York Times Bestsellers List. This week the book hits #13 on the Times’ Hardcover Nonfiction List, up three spots from its debut last week. Chapman, the wife of award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, co-authored the book with Ellen Vaughn, a New York Times bestselling author and inspirational speaker.

Since its debut, Choosing to SEE, has been featured in such outlets as People Magazine, Focus On The Family, FamilyLife, Larry King Live’s blog, Family Talk, 700 Club, Moody Broadcasting and more.

Continuing to promote the book, Mary Beth Chapman is scheduled to appear on Life Today and Daystar in the coming weeks. She has also been on the road this year speaking at the Women of Faith conferences and has completed the first two weeks of the 32-city fall tour “A Night With the Chapmans,” with full auditoriums on each stop. The remaining tour dates for this one-time only show are listed below.


Mary Beth Chapman is represented by Creative Trust Literary Group located in Nashville, Tennessee. To read her blogs, for conferences and tour dates, and how to connect with her over Facebook and Twitter, please visit:

Mary Beth Chapman and her husband Steven have been married for 25 years and have six children: Emily (24), Caleb (20), Will Franklin (19), and Shaohannah Hope (10), Stevey Joy (7), and Maria Sue, who went to be with Jesus May 21, 2008. Mary Beth bares her heart and soul in Choosing to SEE as she shares honestly about her personal journey – from her childhood, to challenges of married life, to the sudden and tragic loss of their daughter. Throughout the pages, she tackles these questions with grace, grit, insight, and most of all, hope.


In 2001, the Chapmans began an adoption ministry, Show Hope, which began as an assistance to families in the process of adoption, particularly by helping tear down the financial barrier that prevents many from bringing an adopted child into their home. To date, Show Hope is now an internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy and has given over 2,500 financial grants, affecting the lives of children from 45 different countries, including the U.S. In addition to giving financial grants, Show Hope empowers families, churches and communities with adoption and orphan care resources and advocacy efforts. Mary Beth currently serves as the ministry’s president. Along with her husband, she has also co-authored three books for their Shaoey and Dot children’s series, and she continues to write a compelling blog found on her website. The family resides in middle Tennessee.
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A Night With The Chapmans Tour Dates*:
9/23 – Chattanooga, TN
9/30 – Little Rock, AR
10/1 – Murray, KY
10/2 – Ft. Wayne, IN
10/3 – Springfield, MO
10/5 – Louisville, KY
10/7 – Houston, TX
10/14 – Durham, NC
10/15 – Savannah, GA
10/16 – Thomasville, GA
10/17 – Ft. Meyers, FL
10/21 – Holland, MI
10/22 – Merrillville, IN
10/23 – Elgin, IL
10/24 – Davenport, IA
10/28 – Myrtle Beach, SC
10/29 – Jacksonville, FL
10/30 – Ft. Pierce, FL
11/11 – Knoxville, TN
11/12 – Simpsonville, SC
11/13 – Aiken, SC
11/14 – Vestavia Hills, AL
11/18 – Troy, OH
11/19 – Cicero, NY
11/20-21 – Joppa, MD
*dates subject to change