We received a complimentary copy of the book, The Life We Never Expected, for our review from FlyByPromotions and Propeller Consulting. All opinions are our own.
This book really caught my attention when I first read the email about the subject matter. I have family and friends who have children with special needs. I’ve seen first hand their daily routines. The dr appts, the ups/downs, the frustrations. However, they learn to approach life differently. They look at life differently then we do.
This book is written honestly. Their faith is steadfast but tested. They do see that God is with them through all of this. And something that is mentioned in the book, that we have also learned, is that, “And his timing is often very different then ours”.
I could go on about this book, however, I will just add a few more thoughts. Even if you don’t have children with special needs, I highly recommend this book. This is a must read for everyone.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What do you do when hard or painful circumstances turn your world upside down, resulting in a life you never expected? Andrew and Rachel Wilson grappled with this question after both of their children were diagnosed with regressive autism. Refreshingly honest, this book explores the highs and lows of raising children with specials needs, reflecting on the broader question of how to cope with suffering of all kinds. Sharing personal stories from their lives and encouragement rooted in the truth of God’s Word, Andrew and Rachel highlight lessons they’ve learned related to fighting for joy and thriving in the midst of trials—ultimately pointing readers to Christ, the One who promises to make all things new.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Andrew and Rachel Wilson are the authors of The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs and have two children, Zeke and Anna. Andrew is the teaching pastor at King’s Church London and a columnist for Christianity Today.
Russell Moore (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. A widely-sought commentator, Dr. Moore has been called “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate” by the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books, including Onward, The Kingdom of Christ, Adopted for Life, and Tempted and Tried, and he blogs regularly at RussellMoore.com and tweets at @drmoore. He and his wife, Maria, have five sons.
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