'American Idol' finalist Scott MacIntyre releases inspirational book

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PHOENIX -- "Since captivating the nation as a finalist on "American Idol," Scott MacIntyre has continued to move audiences to laughter, tears, and standing ovations all over the world," read MacIntyre's biography. "As an acclaimed singer-songwriter, he has toured in arenas across North America, headlined concerts in Japan, Austria, England, Canada, and the US, and written and released his latest CD Heartstrings debuting at #18 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart.

"Visually impaired since birth, he started playing piano by ear at age 3, began classical lessons at 6, and subsequently learned to play organ, guitar, bass and drums"

Now MacIntyre can add a new accomplishment to his collection -- published author. His inspirational book, "By Faith, Not By Sight" hit bookstores this week, and MacIntyre couldn't be more excited.

“Scott is a brilliant example of achievement in spite of adversity. His passion, faith, and sheer talent shine in this book. Read on and prepare to be affected, effected, and forever changed. We were!" said Alice and Sheryl Cooper.

MacIntyre sat down with 3TV's Yetta Gibson to talk about his book and his plans for the future.

There is a special book signing on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center, 10500 N. 90th Street (Pima Road and Shea Boulevard), Scottsdale. For more information, call the store at 480-391-0048.