Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Life We Never Expected

** This review is my own words, opinions of this book. I was not compensated  for this review, except for the book to read. **


Sometimes life throws you a curveball.
Andrew and Rachel Wilson know what it means to live a life they never expected. As the parents of two children with special needs, their story mingles deep pain with deep joy in unexpected places. With raw honesty, they share about the challenges they face on a daily basis—all the while teaching what it means to weep, worship, wait, and hope in the Lord. Offering encouragement rooted in God's Word, this book will help you cling to Jesus and fight for joy when faced with a life you never expected.


This truly was a GREAT book!  This book had a striking display of honesty and truth with and about Andrew and Rachel Wilson.  I personally am not a mother of a special needs child and I could not put down this book.  The Life We Never Expected is about so much more than parenting. It is about loss, lament, hope, humility, contentment, joy—and about finding God to be more than sufficient through it all.  I found this book to be a helpful book both for those experiencing disability in their families and for those who love such families, not because of how the Wilsons are ‘dealing’ with a disability, but in how they rightly orient to our great and purposeful God. Having parented a child with multiple disabilities for more than two decades, I thought deeply at their honest portrayal of life with a disability. 

“Andrew and Rachel Wilson help us see how uniquely difficult it is to parent children with special needs. Their candidness is infectious, inviting us to do what the church should do: laugh with those who laugh and mourn with those who mourn. Parents of special-needs children will find compassionate solidarity, honest wrestling, voiced frustrations, and, most importantly, the gospel. Many will read this book and feel understood. Others of us need to read this book to understand so that we can walk alongside those in the midst of hardship with compassion.”

**  I personally would recommend everyone out there to read this book.  It is a truthful, honest story.  I was very touched by this book and I know you will be too **