|Publication Date: 17 Jul 2015|
|Author: Andrew Wilson|
The Life You Never Expected
This is a book about surviving, and thriving, when something goes horribly wrong. It is a mixture of their story and God's story, and the way in which his has shaped theirs.
With clarity and biblical insight, they share their experience of grief and worship, struggle and hope. As well as reflecting on the specific challenges of raising children with special needs, they speak to broader questions as well: the problem of suffering, building a marriage under pressure, fighting for joy and trusting in the goodness of God.
This is not just a book for families and friends of special needs children, but for all who have been thrown a curve ball in life, and need to know how to lament, worship, pray and hope.
They write well and very honestly of their experiences, including the strain and absolute commitment in their marriage. This is the book I wish I had read 20 years ago: it will speak to any struggling parent, as it is about real life, not the aspirational one that seems to be the subext of too many parenting publications.