Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Book Review: Lonely Girl, Gracious God
I had the opportunity to read and review this heart-wrenching and faith-inspiring memoir by Lauri Khodabandehloo, Lonely Girl, Gracious God: A Mother’s Story of Autism’s Devastation and God’s Promise of Enduring Love.
From the beginning of Lauri Khodabandehloo’s pregnancy, she suspected something was wrong with her unborn child. After her seemingly normal daughter is born, her uneasiness continues as her daughter’s development lags.
While continuing to deny that her child has a disability, this mother searches for answers and help for her daughter and her special needs. Through thorough self-inspection and eventual acceptance, answers come and the ability to help her child begins.
Lonely Girl, Gracious God shows us what a mother can accomplish through love and faith in a caring God. With this faith to guide her, she and her daughter make a happy life from the pieces they have been given, but not without pitfalls and discouragement along the way.
For anyone who lives with the tragic disability of autism, this book takes an honest look at the heartbreak and hope that family members encounter on their journey for a "normal" life, not only for them, but also for their autistic child.
Title: Lonely Girl, Gracious God: A Mother’s Story of Autism’s Devastation and God’s Promise of Enduring Love
Author: Lauri Khodabandehloo
Publisher: Deep River Books
Publishing Date: 2011
Listed Price: $13.99
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