Friday, July 1, 2016

The Life We Never Expected by Andrew & Rachel Wilson Book Review + Giveaway

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About the book-
Sometimes life throws you a curveball.
Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected. As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places. With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis—all the while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord. Offering encouragement rooted in God's Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.
My thoughts-

The Life We Never Expected is a raw and honest account from a couple who have two children, who both happen to have autism. The book is about how they feel as they navigate the diagnosis more than about what you should do or how you should act or how you should feel if you also have a child with autism or other special needs. I appreciated how easy it was to relate to these parents and how open they were about the different feelings they have dealt with from shock to grief to frustration and yes, even happiness and some degree of acceptance. I like that the book isn't trying to tell anyone what to do or how to act or how to feel, but just one family's story. A family that will make other autism (and other special needs) families feel less isolated in their feelings. I recommend this book to any parent of special needs children, particularly autism, but I think that this is a good book for anyone to read. It may help someone from outside the realm of autism relate and interact better with those who live this life daily. 

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1 comment:

  1. This book is a needed salve for those families that will readily identify with the hopes, frustrations, fears, and tears that the Wilsons share.

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