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Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Recognized from her roles on Survivor, The View, and FOX & Friends, celebrity Elisabeth Hasselbeck presents a deeply intimate journey of faith, told through the important moments in her life.

"Point of view," by definition, is a particular attitude or way of considering a matter. Through her nearly two decades of broadcasting, Elisabeth learned the necessity of extracting the point of view of the person being interviewed on a particular topic or subject or experience. Doing so allows you to see issues and truths through another's eyes. It requires a shift in perspective to see the story through their lens.

    In this illuminating book, Elisabeth walks through the times--from her national celebrity days to her newest role as CBO (Chief Breakfast Officer)--where she saw something differently than how God wanted her to, and the path back to His point of view was sometimes rocky but always revealing. Sometimes God's intentions for her were clear, yet other times she encountered situations so uncomfortable and blurry that she could only ask for His wisdom.

    In this book, Elisabeth welcomes you into the many different, and often divergent, points of view that she has witnessed and learned from along the way. It is a journey that brought her to the ultimate point of view that she discovered in the Word of God--that until she sees herself as He sees her, she is not seeing at all. As you read through the pages here, she invites you to make the same discovery for yourself.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK is an Emmy award-winning former talk show host and New York Times best-selling author of The G-Free Diet and Deliciously G-Free. Elisabeth is a busy mother of three and is married to ESPN/NFL correspondent and former NFL Quarterback Tim Hasselbeck.

Years ago, I somehow turned my TV onto The View. To be honest, I don't remember if I'd tuned in to see a particular celebrity being interviewed, or if there was just nothing else on that day... but whatever it was that drew me in, I found that I enjoyed watching it. While I can't say that the same is  true NOW, I loved it at that point in time when Barbara Walters was still at the table. A large part of that was Elisabeth Hasselbeck offering her more conservative voice to the show.

Over the years, I'd actually read her other books as well--- having a child on the autism spectrum, I'd done a lot of research on going gluten free. While we didn't go that route ourselves, I did enjoy her writings on the subject. When I saw that she had a new book out- not about gluten free living- but about faith and her life experiences, I was excited to read it. I am so glad I picked it up, as I found it to be a fantastic read...sharing stories of her life behind the scenes, and how her faith played into that and the lessons learned from those experiences. While I would certainly say this is more of a book telling HER story, not a 'self-help' or 'christian living how to', I do believe there are a lot of lessons that we can all take away from these stories on learning to see the bigger picture, and not just our own rather narrow point of view. God's picture is so much bigger than that.

Fans of Elisabeth Hasselbeck will enjoy getting a look into her experiences, and while I would say it would certainly appeal more to those fans who already know her- be it from Survivor, The View of Fox & Friends, it could still be a good read regardless, and a quick one at that.


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