Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism by Sandra Peoples is the story of her family’s first year after her son’s autism diagnosis. She describes the emotions, the adjustments, the struggles to take it all in, and the joys and victories along the way.
In addition to sharing her family’s journey, Sandra shares tips specifically to help family members and friends offer the support the struggling family needs most.
The best thing Speechless offers is hope—hope that God hasn’t forgotten, hope in uncertainty, and hope that God has a plan and purpose for everything that’s happening. She doesn’t claim that it’s easy, but she does offer hope that, with God’s help, a family can adjust to a life-changing diagnosis and live joyfully.
One of the things that touched me most about Speechless is that it’s my story. My daughter’s issues and diagnoses are different, but I laughed, cried, and was aggravated with the doctors right along with Sandra because I have experienced so many similar situations.
If you’re looking for a book to help you deal with your child’s disabilities, or if you have a family member or friend struggling with a diagnosis, Speechless is a must-read. I highly recommend it for everyone—those affected by a disability and those who want to know how to encourage and support them.
FYI: I received a free digital copy of Speechless by Sandra Peoples in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I received no further compensation for this review. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.
If you’d like to find out more about Speechless and how to purchase a copy, please visit Sandra’s blog, Heart for Him. But before you buy a copy, you should know that . . .
Sandra has offered a free digital copy of Speechless to one of my readers! If you would like to win a copy of Speechless, please leave ONE comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win!
The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. CST. I will notify the winner by e-mail, and he/she will have 48 hours to respond and verify the winning e-mail address. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, I will choose another winner using Random.org and repeat the confirmation process. When the winner has verified his/her e-mail address, I will notify Sandra, and she will send you a digital copy of the book!
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