Greg Chapman describes the power of crafting his own story as a gay man from a conservative Baptist background in “A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love”, his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series.
This I Believe is a National Public Radio program that features Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the series title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell, as well as pieces from the original 1950’s series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson, the This I Believe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island’s parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.
This short audio essay is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of the This I Believe anthology.
Greg Chapman lives a few miles from the Houston hospital where he was born. A corporate tax accountant by profession, Chapman also enjoys writing and is working on a novel. He says composing his This I Believe essay was a healing experience because it helped him explore the defining moments of his life.
Jay Allison, the host of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI’s This American Life, ABC News’ Nightline, and other national programs.
Dan Gediman, is the Executive Producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Soundprint, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life.
A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love was published on October 3, 2006.The A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love Audiobook is 5 hours. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love includes the following subjects: Inspiration & Personal Growth. The BISAC Subject Code is Literary Collections, Essays.
The author of A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love is Greg Chapman.
The narrator for the A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love Audiobook is Greg Chapman.