Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Good and Perfect Gift

From the back of the book: Things don't always go as planned-especially when it comes to our children. When her first baby, Penny, is given a frightening diagnosis, Amy Julia's world comes crashing down. Could she continue to trust God's goodness through what felt like personal tragedy? But challenging surprises often lead to unforeseen joy, and disappointments can turn into blessings. This wise and beautiful book is more than a courageous story of raising a child against the odds-it is a journey through the unexpected ups and downs of life and the discoveries that come along the way.

My review: I am required to write a review of this book, A Good and Perfect Gift, by Amy Julia Becker, but how do you write a review of someones life? The cover will capture your attention and draw you into the first pages of the book which in themselves will keep you reading. She has a writing style that will hold your interest. But what about the content of the book? I certainly can't critique it, but I can say that I appreciate the candidness and transparency that Amy Julia displayed. She opened her heart in the pages of this book. Her struggles, fears, and triumphs are all laid out for everyone to read. She was honest and who can argue against that! This book was also eye opening for me. How do we really view children that have special needs? I know this book will help me to think twice about what I say to the parents of these special children. This is a book that I highly recommend. It will teach you a lot. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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