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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 extracti 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.


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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 extracti 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.

30 review for Point of View: A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Wilder

    Listened to the audio book and it was the perfect companion for a long job. She narrated it herself which seemed to make it much more authentic. A very honest memoir of her life in the public eye from highs to lows and how she keeps her faith. Very easy and relatable read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Fonfeder

    20% View gossip 80% Bible verses

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Kidwell

    Point of View A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom by Elisabeth Hasselbeck WaterBrook & Multnomah WaterBrook Christian , Religion & Spirituality Pub Date 26 Mar 2019 I am reviewing a copy of Point if View through WaterBrok & Multnomah and Netgalley: Elisabeth took the road less traveled and paved the way for many women, showing them that they could feel confident. We are encouraged to allow ourselves to see the world through God’s eyes in this book. We are encouraged too to see ourselves Point of View A Fresh Look at Work, Faith, and Freedom by Elisabeth Hasselbeck WaterBrook & Multnomah WaterBrook Christian , Religion & Spirituality Pub Date 26 Mar 2019 I am reviewing a copy of Point if View through WaterBrok & Multnomah and Netgalley: Elisabeth took the road less traveled and paved the way for many women, showing them that they could feel confident. We are encouraged to allow ourselves to see the world through God’s eyes in this book. We are encouraged too to see ourselves as God’s top recruits which not only points to who we are but to whose we are. Elisabeth Hasselback shows us how faith helped her through the difficult moments in life. Through her nearly twenty years in broadcasting she learned the importance of extracting the point of view of the person being interviewed on a particular topic or subject matter because doing so allows us to see issues through another’s eyes. If you are looking for a book to inspire as well as to Motivate then I would recommend Point of View! I give this book five out of five stars! Happy Reading!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Robert Sutherland

    You might like Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and you might not. You might remember her from her time on Survivor, or The View, or Fox and Friends. I only knew of her from Survivor. This book is about one part story to three parts sermon. I really enjoyed her stories, and I wish there were more. She told a little about her Survivor experience, some about growing up and playing softball, some about her time on The View, some about Fox and Friends, and some about full time motherhood. She loves Bob Goff an You might like Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and you might not. You might remember her from her time on Survivor, or The View, or Fox and Friends. I only knew of her from Survivor. This book is about one part story to three parts sermon. I really enjoyed her stories, and I wish there were more. She told a little about her Survivor experience, some about growing up and playing softball, some about her time on The View, some about Fox and Friends, and some about full time motherhood. She loves Bob Goff and quotes him several times, and her book has a bit of a Goff-ish feel to it in that every story has a spiritual lesson to be learned. No matter how hard you have to hit that odd shaped peg to pound it in the hole, she can make any lesson fit a story. Another thing about her narrative is that she is completely unrelatable. Are you a college athlete? Married to an NFL quarterback? Selected to be on the greatest television reality show ever? Chosen to host not one but two news shows? Been invited to the White House for dinner with the Queen of England? I thought not. Her experiences are so far removed from most people that you can't possibly relate to her. But does that mean the book has no value? Even though she may not be relatable, I think Elisabeth is inspirational. She is a great example of hard work, outworking your abilities in order to achieve your goals. She has an obvious and strong Christian faith. She doesn't stop at talking about God--it's all about Jesus. She quotes lots of Bible verses and applies them to her life's situations. Honestly, if you don't subscribe to her worldview, she won't likely change your mind. If you do subscribe to her worldview, you will likely be inspired by someone who is a very public persona yet unabashedly proclaims her Christian faith. You might get the feel from this review that I didn't like the book. That isn't true. I enjoyed her stories, and I appreciated her openness about her faith. I find her quite likable. Your mileage may vary.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    As a minister of hospitality I related to the bible verses but not much else in this one. It was a lucky break upon having things lined up but whether God played a role is anyone's guess. Not everyone has the same breaks and luck in life and these types of books rub me the wrong way because it's always the ones who get lucky that then square up with faith. Faith is there daily whether luck is on your side or not. Faith is a daily part of life and to only focus on times of good standing for me is a As a minister of hospitality I related to the bible verses but not much else in this one. It was a lucky break upon having things lined up but whether God played a role is anyone's guess. Not everyone has the same breaks and luck in life and these types of books rub me the wrong way because it's always the ones who get lucky that then square up with faith. Faith is there daily whether luck is on your side or not. Faith is a daily part of life and to only focus on times of good standing for me is a hard pill to swallow. While I'm thrilled she had some breaks in life including Survivor, The View, Fox and Friends it was because she was already out there in the limelight. For the average Joe it's a constant grind and when those connections aren't available and financial gains not made it's a whole new animal. This reminds me of the same issue I had with Candice Cameron Bure another member ironically of The View who also left to pursue other venues. The behind the scenes information to success while nice was fluffed too much for my taste. However, it was a good read for those who enjoy this type of genre.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Good book with some interesting stories and nice messages. She gave an honest account.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kayo

    inspirational and enjoyable. Liked hearing about her behind the scenes at her jobs. I liked this book alot!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mediaman

    I agree with pretty much everything Elisabeth Hasselbeck believes in, but that can't keep me from stating the blunt truth that she has royally failed as an author with this preachy book. There are almost no stories of any significance in it, with only a few mentions of The View, nothing notable about Fox News, and little about her time on Survivor. Instead she repetitively and nervously preaches non-stop at the reader in order to make every moment of her life appear to be spiritually meaningful. I agree with pretty much everything Elisabeth Hasselbeck believes in, but that can't keep me from stating the blunt truth that she has royally failed as an author with this preachy book. There are almost no stories of any significance in it, with only a few mentions of The View, nothing notable about Fox News, and little about her time on Survivor. Instead she repetitively and nervously preaches non-stop at the reader in order to make every moment of her life appear to be spiritually meaningful. The book's approach is completely wrong-headed. We want to hear stories about the three major TV experiences she has had. She is part of a very tiny group of people that have been on a #1 prime time TV show (Survivor), a top daytime talk show (The View) and the top cable news network (Fox News). And she had no background or training for any of it, so her career is truly remarkable. She spent 15 years of her life on the air--and what do we get in this book? Maybe three or four total stories about all of those years on TV. If you're looking for any insights into her time at The View you'll be extremely disappointed. Yes, they fired her and she was devastated. Six years later they called back to ask her to return as co-host and she turned them down. She says nothing about her battles with Rosie nor goes into any specifics about some of the major gaffes she made representing conservatism. The only real story is about asking two questions to President Obama, and that focuses mostly on the fact that she took a run just before the interview and didn't have time to shower before meeting him! Instead everything at the View is whitewashed as wonderful but difficult and she feels like she was solely carrying the torch for her faith and Republican party. She writes a lot about insignificant small things that happen in everyday life that she then turns into spiritual analogies or metaphors, and she does it over and over and over again. It gets to be eye-rolling ridiculous to have her turn a silly aside (scraping peanut butter from the jar) into something she thinks has great meaning in life. Most of her analogies fall flat and there are even some that don't make sense or never end up having a real point. Add to that her silly lists of what she has learned, much of which would be common sense to the average human, and it's a waste of an opportunity to truly reveal herself with stories about conflicts with other opinionated women, time on an island for 39 days, or dealing with a man who was fired for sexual harassment. You'll find none of that here. I don't feel I know her any better after reading this--if anything I know pretty much nothing about her supposedly perfect marriage, her hidden upbringing by ideal parents, or her health issues. What we do get is repetitive phrases and if I hear her say "lean in" one more time I'll burn the book. She certainly goes out of her way, though, to overpraise pretty much everyone she has encountered in life. Her best friends on Survivor, some of the women on The View (Sherri, Joy, Barbara), the people in the crew, her Fox morning show co-hosts, her lady friends in Nashville, her family, and of course her hero husband, who must not have one thing wrong with him. The biggest shock is her paying special positive attention to Whoopi Goldberg, one of the least moral people on television, and Elisabeth goes so far as to state that she'll be seeing Goldberg in heaven. Theologically that is in contrast to her stated faith background. She doesn't actually tell her faith story here, which is extremely odd considering every page has scripture on it. Hasselbeck is an extremely anxious person who seems to be using God and the Bible to calm her non-stop nervousness. A person with truly confident faith in the Lord doesn't need to make sure every story clearly states her trust in Him. She is like the nervous one-year-old baby that is scared whenever mommy or daddy leave the room, requiring constant assurance that everything is okay. I'm wondering how much of this comes from her upper class background (which is downplayed here but she had an architect dad and lawyer mom). Elisabeth is overly dependent on others and comes across as very needy instead of being a truly independent, secure, adult woman. By overstating her neediness she actually detracts from the faith in God she claims to have. She sounds like a decent mom but makes herself out to be a real ditz who is constantly apologizing to her kids. When does she ever just lower the facade of needing to be a Christian supermom and just become a normal person when dealing with everyday life and emotions? It's okay to be upset when your young sons break stated rules--but she ends up feeling guilty for it. So many evangelical Christian celebrities think they need to write a book like this that constantly hides behind scripture and God in order to make themselves look valued and worthy, trying too hard to save other souls. Instead it would have been more beneficial to see a real, everyday person who shares full stories of her difficult life and realizing that much of it makes no sense but that she trusts God will work it all out for good. Despite the title there's nothing "fresh" about this point of view--Hasselbeck is just giving the kind of fake-feeling standard line that is popular today with Kathie Lee Gifford, Candace Cameron Bure, and other rich famous elitist Christian women who work so hard to keep up their images. While I admire their dedication to the truth faith, they all seem so distant from the everyday working person whose point of view they don't truly seem to understand.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    i am able to just put Elisabeth's political views aside ... i am just that kind of person ... for me i have enjoyed her style, her personality ... forever ... i wonder how she made it through her time on the View ... i have not watched since ... she held her own and just needed to move on ... kind of like that show ...it needs to be gone. over done. it is just not that entertaining any more ... next. political opinions are only part of who u r ... i just appreciate folks for the point being that i am able to just put Elisabeth's political views aside ... i am just that kind of person ... for me i have enjoyed her style, her personality ... forever ... i wonder how she made it through her time on the View ... i have not watched since ... she held her own and just needed to move on ... kind of like that show ...it needs to be gone. over done. it is just not that entertaining any more ... next. political opinions are only part of who u r ... i just appreciate folks for the point being that they do what they are ... i love the Christian side ...but it doesn't mean i can not like u if u don't believe ... i just connect more with her there ... if that makes sense? gorgeous cover. i love that she just is who she is ... whether that come easy i don't know? i found it at Walmart and got it when I got EL James new book as well. what a combo to buy at the same time ...right??! loL!! any who ... great read and i would not hesitate to read more from Elisabeth in the future. she does her way ... not right or wrong ... just keeps on trying ... bouncing through those waves no matter what comes ... she has God on her side and that in my humble opinion so is helpful and a must. but u decide. well written. love the pics. check it out.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    I picked up this little book after hearing an interview w Elisabeth on TV. I had somewhat followed her career when she was on The View. Admittedly I was somewhat curious to get a peek behind the curtain of what when down during her tenure there, as well as hearing about her own faith. It was refreshing that she actually did not “dish” on any heated exchange there or anyone in particular (classy on her). I appreciate that Elisabeth has obviously taken some time and done some introspection on her I picked up this little book after hearing an interview w Elisabeth on TV. I had somewhat followed her career when she was on The View. Admittedly I was somewhat curious to get a peek behind the curtain of what when down during her tenure there, as well as hearing about her own faith. It was refreshing that she actually did not “dish” on any heated exchange there or anyone in particular (classy on her). I appreciate that Elisabeth has obviously taken some time and done some introspection on her years on TV (from Survivor to FOX). She shares some definite relatable moments as being a mom (losing patience, forgetting special events) and weaves in some Scripture. The only negative for me was, at times, the over simplistic way this book was written. “My grandmother made the best meatballs...here are some other heavenly meatballs of life...”(goes on & lists great things to her). At times, it came dangerously close to feeling like a bit of humblebrag (“I threw my kids a party for no reason at all!”) but she is conscientious of that I think and quick to talk about how she is far from perfect. Thank you, Elisabeth for being vulnerable and sharing your story. I, too am a recovering right-aholic and love your idea of not sacrificing our beliefs for friendships & vice-versa. Love to you.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Slaughter

    The more I get to know Elisabeth Hasselbeck, through her book, podcasts, and her time on TV, the more I appreciate her love for the Lord, which is what shines through the pages of this book the most. This book has plenty of personal stories, with lessons about faith and life, weaved throughout. This book will take you through lessons she learned on the baseball field, her first test of strength when Survivor called, her determination in the Outback, her ten years in the hot seat of The View, her t The more I get to know Elisabeth Hasselbeck, through her book, podcasts, and her time on TV, the more I appreciate her love for the Lord, which is what shines through the pages of this book the most. This book has plenty of personal stories, with lessons about faith and life, weaved throughout. This book will take you through lessons she learned on the baseball field, her first test of strength when Survivor called, her determination in the Outback, her ten years in the hot seat of The View, her time on Fox and the friends she made there, to going back home to be the mom she needed to be. Elisabeth has a way of seeing God in her big and small circumstances and she finds a way to present those lessons to the readers by way of analogies. So, even a simple jar of peanut butter becomes a life lesson for her, and she writes an entire section about how to get the most out of life. All in all, this is a book full of faith stories and about getting to know the person behind the energetic, well-dressed, put-together lady, wife and mom and realizing she's just a regular person, like the rest of us. Definitely worth the read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Vince Wu

    I have always been a fan of Elisabeth Hasselbeck while she was on The View, but she avoided going into too much depth about her faith while on the panel. It was so refreshing to finally hear her in this book, and TRULY hear her as she describes how GRACE impacts her life daily. And by grace, I mean the grace of God, not exclusively Grace, her daughter. She describes her times on Survivor, The View, Fox & Friends, and her current life in Nashville. We find out long wondered secrets on why she I have always been a fan of Elisabeth Hasselbeck while she was on The View, but she avoided going into too much depth about her faith while on the panel. It was so refreshing to finally hear her in this book, and TRULY hear her as she describes how GRACE impacts her life daily. And by grace, I mean the grace of God, not exclusively Grace, her daughter. She describes her times on Survivor, The View, Fox & Friends, and her current life in Nashville. We find out long wondered secrets on why she left The View and Fox & Friends. But what touched me the most was she described how she grew from those experiences, and openly acknowledges: hey...I'm human...I have failed. But looking back, I realize I should have given more grace because I already have received SO MUCH from our Heavenly Father. That statement alone defines how believers feel, and it was a good reminder to me because I was feeling down about my life myself. It was an honor to read this book. Thank you for opening your heart and soul Elisabeth!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Liz Sergent

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Point of View was an interesting read. It starts off with her being in the fourth grade and needing glasses and how she got to see what she had been missing. This is the type of perspective that Elisabeth has. The book covers her time on Survivor along with her time on the View (I didn't know she was a fan of Whoopi's). I was shocked about how they fired her from the View out of nowhere and how her connections to Roger Ails got her the job on Fox. I admire this author most Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Point of View was an interesting read. It starts off with her being in the fourth grade and needing glasses and how she got to see what she had been missing. This is the type of perspective that Elisabeth has. The book covers her time on Survivor along with her time on the View (I didn't know she was a fan of Whoopi's). I was shocked about how they fired her from the View out of nowhere and how her connections to Roger Ails got her the job on Fox. I admire this author mostly for her faith and her conviction. Loved this book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Swafford

    I love this book for working moms. It has something that many other working mom inspiration books are missing. I found myself wanting a little more explanation of “how” she did a few things, but otherwise, the book hits all the right points. The book is not chronological per se but readable. I would recommend.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Donna Thompson

    Read this book to feed my curiosity about what happened at The View with Elizabeth and why she was let go. I got so much more! Elizabeth shares so much of herself- her family, her work and experiences, and her faith. So much Scripture to encourage fellow believers! You will not waste your time with this book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    While this wasn’t the most focused and well-written book, it was still enjoyable and I wholeheartedly respect her for what she was intentional about saying about her faith. After she continued to give her utmost appreciation for military families in this book, I admire my gluten-free, sister in Christ even more. 🙂

  17. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    Accept the words of God and have Faith Elizabeth truly hit this one out of the park. It opens up a great dialogue for reading, studying, living and practicing God's words. Life is full of ups and downs but with His word and Faith we can and will overcome.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Lutito

    I loved this book. I read it thinking it was a insiders “View.” I was pleasantly surprised to get so much more. Elisabeth’s growth in her Faith is inspiring. Everything happens for a reason. Her love of God, Family and Country is real.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Joy Marie

    Good read Very informative, never knew this lady was such a good Christian with such beautiful thoughts and a wonderful heart and a love for God, I pray that God will be glorified through this book and her life.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Currier

    Not so much about Survivor, The View or Fox & Friends, the book focuses on her faith. Not the best writer, but an enjoyable read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tansonju

    Biblical, heartfelt, igniting ~ Elisabeth Hasselbeck

  22. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    Easy read. Inspiring and autobiographical. Elisabeth’s faith shows through...as does her ‘realness’.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    Loved hearing her story, I haven't watched The View since she left

  24. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth McPhee

    This was an enjoyable, quick read. It was nice to see a different side of Elisabeth than what we saw on The View and to hear her perspective on her journey as well as, working and family.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cheri Schisler

    inspirational, honest look at work and motherhood.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Calo123

    Story was interesting but too “sweet” for me

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Jean

    What I really liked about this book is Elisabeth always brought it back to scripture! It's not about her but about God.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Harrison

    This book had some fun stories, some mom tips and A LOT of biblical references. I loved hearing her stories and what she’s learned, but sometimes the biblical references were too much.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    I truly enjoyed this book and the look into Elisabeth's life of faith. Thank you for sharing with us Elisabeth!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Quick read. It ok, some good mommy lessons.

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