Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
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.
“Elisabeth has captivated me—as she has most of America—from the beginning of her public life on Survivor, through her days on The View, and in her classy, intelligent presence on Fox & Friends. While this book chronicles details and events throughout her life, including those public forums, the thread of her faith and her commitment to Christ through all of those seasons inspires me like crazy.”
—Sandra Stanley, North Point Ministries, speaker and author
“Having it all may be impossible, but having most everything is only possible by living your faith as part of your journey. Elisabeth tells us how she does it—and so well.”
—Dana Perino, White House press secretary to George W. Bush and host on Fox News
“Reading Point of View is like sitting down for a nice long coffee date with a good and gracious friend. Elisabeth is the real deal—full of passion, love, humility, strength, and a wholehearted love for God and people. In Point of View, Elisabeth takes the simple and not-so-simple happenings of everyday life and points us to the greater truths God has for us. She inspires with her triumphs, encourages with her life lessons, and gives grace for her failures and for our own.”
—Korie Robertson, A&E’s Duck Dynasty and author of Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character
“Refreshingly vulnerable and rich in honesty, Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Point of View carries a powerful message that reprioritizes the great truth: He calls, He equips, He never leaves.”
—Roma Downey, actress, producer, and author
“Passionate and humble, sharp and inquisitive, capable and filled with childlike wonder, serious in her faith and as kindhearted as they come, Elisabeth has this way of also bringing out the best in us. I’m confident that sitting with her as you read this lovely life-giving reflection will have the same effect on you.”
—Scott Sauls, senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and author of Befriend and Irresistible Faith
“Elisabeth exudes authentic joy, grace, and a spirit of humility. One conversation and you immediately feel genuine sisterhood from her. This book is much the same—full of wisdom and life lessons from a trusted friend. It will speak to you no matter where you are in your journey.”
—Natalie Grant, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter
“With captivating storytelling and priceless wisdom, Elisabeth extends a warm and generous invitation into the fascinating life she’s lived and the God she loves. Her genuine desire to wholeheartedly love and serve the people God puts in her path will inspire you to passionately pursue a grace-full point of view in your own relationships.”
—Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free
“Elisabeth has taught me how to be a better friend, mom, daughter, sister, leader, and follower of Jesus. Through this book and her life stories and practical advice, she will teach you the same!”
—Karris Hudson, vice president of Danita’s Children
“I have been blessed to know Elisabeth since she first arrived in New York City to work on The View. We have talked honestly together, prayed earnestly together, and cried vulnerably together. To know her is to love her. Her view will inspire you to trust for God’s best in your life, to look each morning to His light to guide your way, and to stay joyfully on the unique path He has for you. In Point of View, you will learn to live, love, and leave well.”
—Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of Today’s fourth hour
“As much as I loved reading the behind-the-scenes stories and insight from Elisabeth’s life in the spotlight, what I loved most about Point of View is its challenge to trust God when I don’t understand my circumstances, to be present and purposeful with my family, and to love people—even those I disagree with—in spirit and in action. Her book feels like a hug from an old friend, advice from a wise counselor, and a gentle push from a sister.”
—Samantha Ponder, ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown host
“We all know Elisabeth to be a spirited fighter! Point of View unveils the source of the strength in her journey, inviting you into the wisdom and the life that has shaped her at every turn. You will be inspired and renewed to step into your story with a new fire.”
—Lauren Tomlin and Chris Tomlin, songwriter and worship leader
“In Point of View, you’ll discover the inspiring heart behind the life of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. What you’ll also find is an uncommon perspective that’s hopeful, faith filled, and gracious. It’s a must-read for all!”
—Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle and founder of TreasuredGirlz.com
“God has given Elisabeth this platform to share many of her stories so the rest of us can be inspired by her dreams, courage, endurance, tenacity, vulnerability, transparency, and most of all, dependence on her creator. She shows us how to make the absolute most of every single opportunity but is also humble enough to accept when God is gently guiding her into an entirely different realm of life. Thank you, Elisabeth, for encouraging us to go full force after our dreams, all while staying in His will.”
—Missy Robertson, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and New York Times best-selling author