Saturday, 26 July 2008

Faith outshines music as Steven Curtis Chapman returns to the stage
by Josh Kimball, Christian Post
26 Jul 2008

Over the course of two weeks, award winning Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman has hit six different cities throughout the United States, touching the lives of his fans with his family’s story of faith and perseverance.

The July 17 concert in Clarkston, Mich., Chapman’s fourth since the tragic death of his daughter in May, had the crowd of about 2,500 “laughing and crying and praying and rocking, often at the same time," committee member Phil C. Giesken told The Saginaw News.

"It's beyond expectations," Lori Chatten from Carol Stream, Ill., said of the most recent Chapman concert, held just this past Thursday in Wheaton, Ill.

She told the local Daily Herald that she was surprised at how openly Chapman discussed his family's struggles and pain over the last few months.

"It's a blessing that he shared that with us," she said.

Earlier this year, in May, Maria Sue Chapman, the Grammy-winning music star’s 5-year-old daughter, was accidentally struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle driven by one of her brothers as he was pulling out of the driveway of the family's home.

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