I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir

I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir

?The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture.? The captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music?and the man who wrote it MercyMe?s crossover hit, ?I Can Only Imagine,? has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artis ?The Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture.? The captivating story behind the bestselli...

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Title:I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir
Author:Bart Millard
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Genres:Christian
ISBN:0785216731
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir Reviews

  • Deena
    Mar 05, 2018
    Wow. Where do I begin? I was working for a small town Christian bookstore when Almost There released. A very good friend grabbed me one day as I came in for my shift and pulled me back to our music section. "You've got to hear this!", she exclaimed, telling me the song had been a p...
  • Karen
    Feb 15, 2018
    I Can Only Imagine is not only this book, but the bestselling song that was written by Bart Millard and performed by the group MercyMe. This memoir is the story behind the song and Bart Millard's life. There is also a movie based on his life that will be in theaters March 16th of this ...
  • Mischenko
    Oct 01, 2018
    I first heard the song "I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe sometime around 2006, just after my first daughter was born. I started getting into Christian music pretty heavily at that time. MercyMe became one of my favorites along with Casting Crowns. I never did know the story behind the so...
  • Heather
    Mar 21, 2018
    An affecting memoir by the lead singer of MercyMe, a band whose music has inspired and touched so many lives in such a powerful and wonderful way. Bart's story shines a light on the redemptive power and grace of Jesus Christ and how His love can totally transform even the hardest, most...
  • Ann
    Mar 06, 2018
    An excellent book. Bart Millard is one of my very favorite Christian artists. The story he relates of his early life is heartbreaking. He shares his heart and his love for his Savior with candor. I recommend this uplifting book. I'm thankful he was willing to tell his story. ...
  • Amy
    Mar 23, 2018
    Bart?s story will stick with you long after you close the book or walk out of the movie theater. The bigger story is not what happened in the formation of Mercy Me and the song ?I Can Only Imagine.? To me, that becomes immaterial. What is most significant is what God can do with ...
  • Tarissa
    Mar 31, 2018
    Bart Millard shares his incredible story, telling about how he penned one of the most touching modern songs ? and penned it in ten minutes, in fact. But, of course, as singer Amy Grant tells him, ?Bart, you didn't write that song in ten minutes. It took a lifetime.? ? very true...
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    Apr 04, 2018
    A breathtaking story behind the story of how the incredible song 'Imagine' came to life. I have loved this song for a long time, but never knew the inspiration behind the lyrics. Bart takes you on the journey and it's a storyline that could only be written by God how it all comes toget...
  • Leslie
    Feb 21, 2018
    So inspiring! Wonderful memoir and story behind the creation of the bestselling Christian song of all time. Can't wait for the movie. ...
  • Varina Denman
    Apr 06, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed Bart Millard's inspiring life story. Now that I've read the book, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. That way I can hear the songs that have been playing in my mind while reading. ...
  • Teresa
    Feb 20, 2018
    I Can Only Imagine is such an inspirational book. I couldn't seem to put it down. Their is such love, understanding, forgiveness, grace and mercy (plus all the abuse, self doubt, pain and suffering) in the story, you can't help but see God at work in every page. I can not recommend thi...
  • Oceana
    Feb 20, 2018
    There?s just something about Bart Millard?s story that touches my heart. His life is the embodiment of God?s love and grace and blessing. He tells of a redemption story that is so emotional because the work of Jesus is emotional! Once he begins a good work in you, you will never ...
  • Chloe
    May 05, 2018
    As a lover of Christ and Christian music, I loved this book! Barts got a great story. He grew up and was abandoned by his mother and abused by his father. By the grace of God, he discovered music and eventually formed Mercy Me. His dad had a come to Jesus turn around and went from a ma...
  • Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
    Jun 15, 2018
    I have been a fan of MercyMe's music for quite a while and by far my favorite song by them is "I Can Only Imagine" followed by the song "Greater". Anyone who has heard the song "I Can Only Imagine" I assume would agree with me that it is not only a beautiful song, but a powerful song f...
  • Michelle
    Mar 25, 2018
    I love biographies and this book was really well written. I had no idea this story was made into a movie until I got the book. Of course I have listened to MercyMe for a long time so I was curious about the story. This book held my interest simply because of how it was written. Sometim...
  • Karen
    May 21, 2018
    "My dad was a monster, and I saw God transform him" - This was an amazing story about Bart Millard (MercyMe) and his father. Most certainly a redemption and healing that only God could orchestrate. This is the story behind the song "I Can Only Imagine" but I also love MercyMe's rec...
  • Doug Phillips
    Mar 24, 2018
    As I watched interviews with the author, and read a synopsis of his story prior to reading the book, I was not sure that this would be more than a behind-the-scenes look at the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) industry. Wow, I was certainly wrong. The author rips off the scars of ...
  • Kayo
    Nov 30, 2017
    Uplifting and real, this book does not disappointment. To know that after you've been horribly hurt as a child that you can forgive with God's help. Loved the back story of MercyMe. Great positive book. ...
  • Allyson
    Jul 08, 2018
    When the film I Can Only Imagine came out a few months ago, my boyfriend and I immediately made plans to go see it. We both teared up multiple times while watching it, and since then I have seen the movie a total of three times. As a writer, the movie was incredibly inspiring for its m...
  • Sarah
    Mar 09, 2018
    Brutally honest. Heart-wrenching. Joyful. Painful. Tender. Thoughtful. A forthright yet gentle reminder of a Love that we can only imagine the extent of. Well done, Bart. ...
  • Christy Ryan
    Apr 09, 2018
    I loved listening to this audio book. The movie was amazing but getting to hear "rest of the story" was even better! Plus it's always a bonus to me when the author reads it himself. ...
  • Mindy Burnham Hedvall
    Feb 28, 2018
    READ THIS BOOK! ...
  • Chantel (The Mommy Bookworm)
    Mar 10, 2018
    This inspiring and incredibly true story of how Bart Millard was led to write MercyMe's hit song "I Can Only Imagine" had me on an emotional roller coaster that ended in the best way possible. Bart Millard shares the story of his life and the journey he traveled with his abusive fa...
  • Molly Cafinated Reads Jaber
    Apr 14, 2018
    Several years back, I was driving down the road. I was listening to a Christian radio station, loving the songs that were there. Then I hear the words, "I can only imagine...." and proceed to listen to the song. By the second verse, I had to pull over and listen closely. By the end of ...
  • Jeanie Eidem
    Feb 13, 2018
    Wow what a story of God?s grace and love. I cried, I rejoiced, I felt God speaking. I loved the story of Bart?s life and how open he was. The abuse part just broke my heart. I have three children that we adopted from foster care that dealt with abuse. So this hits close to home. Bu...
  • Addy S.
    Jun 22, 2018
    I read this book while I was away at camp, and it was so good! Bart Millard?s story is so inspiring and I love it. I would recommend it to ages 14+ for a lot of talk about abuse. Sensitive readers use caution!! Overall, a great book by one of my favorite musicians. ...
  • Faith M:)
    Jul 03, 2018
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Mr. Millard?s story is incredible! He was severely abused most of his childhood, felt rejected, and had loved ones pass away. Yet, he clung to God during his trials, and chose to love instead of hate. This book was very inspiring and encouraging to my heart:) ...
  • Sherril Stinnett
    Jan 20, 2018
    I Can Only Imagine is the first-hand narrative of a young daydreaming tyke growing up in Greenville, Texas who goes on to become a multi-platinum award winning songwriter and performer with the Contemporary Christian Music group MercyMe. Bart?s story is not your typical boy grows u...
  • Erin
    Aug 27, 2018
    This was a very well-done book. It went deep into all of the hard times and terrible things that happened to Bart Millard, along with all of the good, and the emotions that came with it in a way that really let me understand some of what he must of felt, without making the book overly ...
  • Alicia Bell
    Jul 24, 2018
    I Can Only Imagine receives five star from me! I had already watched the movie so I was leary about whether the book would be a complete repeat, but it wasn?t. Bart Millard tells his complete story in the pages and fills in the gaps created due to the time constraints of a movie....