Monday, May 22, 2017

Bible Promises For Parents Of Children With Special Needs by Amy E Mason ~ book review

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs by Amy E. Mason has a lot in common with other Scripture books. You look up a topic and find Bible verses to help you deal with whatever it is that you're dealing with. However, Amy has taken a very traditional concept and given it a couple extra twists.

First, it's geared for parents with special needs kids, meaning that the issues are ones that we commonly face (even if we seldom talk about them). Second, while similar books would have a heading for "goals", Amy branches this topic into three separate issues: 1) When you need perspective on your ultimate goals, 2) When you wonder if your child will meet the goals you're working toward, and 3) When you wonder what kind of goals to set... Each of these issues has a couple of Bible verses to bring you wisdom and comfort, and there's also a summary paragraph at the end of the topic that kind of wraps up all of the issues and helps guide you in the right direction.

Other issues that reveal Amy's careful planning in creating this book are things like "When you wonder if your child will have a relationship with God" (Knowing God), "When your family members keep their distance" (Rejection), and "When you wonder if your child's special needs are somehow your fault" (Diagnosis).

While this book is very handy to look up a specific issue during a moment of weakness or self-doubt, I also found it refreshing to flip through and randomly read questions, revealing issues I hadn't even realized were things that weighed heavy on my heart. I also really appreciate that this book is small enough to fit into a purse and take with me so that I can refer to it throughout my day. 5/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a free print copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

About The Author (copied from back cover):
Amy E. Mason is a wife and a mother to two boys, one with special needs. She is the author of 365 Pocket Prayers for Women, The NLT Bible Promise Book, and Bible Promises to Live By. Her books have sold more than one million copies. Amy is passionate about helping families who have children with special needs to find hope and encouragement in God's Word. Visit Amy at amymason.com.

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