A Different Beautiful: Discovering and Celebrating Beauty in Places You Never Expected by Courtney Westlake
When Courtney Westlake’s family was given the shocking news that their daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a severe, life-threatening skin disorder, they began to discover a new and different beautiful in their lives–one that values extraordinary differences and appreciates the wonderful sameness found in humanity. In A Different Beautiful, Courtney explores what her family has discovered in raising a child with physical differences and what she has learned about true beauty. Through her personal insights and experiences, Courtney shares how you, too, can learn to find and celebrate God’s version of beautiful in your life, especially within our differences and struggles.
Persevering Parent: Finding Strength to Raise Your Child with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges by Dr. Karen A. Crum
Does your child have social difficulty, get into trouble at school, or struggle with emotional instability? Does he or she have a diagnosed condition such as ADHD, autism spectrum, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Tourettes or other? Or does he or she just seem “difficult?” In any case, it is daunting to find appropriate treatment for your child while coping with your own grief, worry and fatigue. In Persevering Parent, Dr. Karen Crum reaches out with hope, compassion and practical guidance to weary or overwhelmed caregivers. This award-winning book is a must-read survival guide that provides encouragement for every stage of the special-needs parenting journey.
I Believe in You: A Mother and Daughter’s Special Journey by Michele Gianetti
As the veil of denial is slowly lifted, author Michele Gianetti faces up to the fact that something is terribly wrong with her beautiful baby Elizabeth. She never once asks God why; rather she trusts in Him to show her the way and give her the strength to fight for little Elizabeth in every way possible. Join her in I Believe in You as she travels a road unfamiliar to most parents, into Elizabeth’s world, the world of dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder, and meet the wonderful group of individuals, both therapists and friends, who help her on her journey.