Amy Julia Becker
An Honest, Hopeful Look at Unexpected Challenges
Challenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings readers into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the author learns to embrace the face that we are all dependent on God and one another. This books will inspire readers who appreciate beautiful writing coupled with deep insights about life and faith.
Starry on Goodreads wrote:
Just what I needed. We have a newborn Granddaughter with Down’s syndrome. Heartbreaking. The author’s experience is so much like our daughter’s. When she is ready emotionally, I’ll pass this on to her.
A beautifully written book in which a well-educated woman with a "perfect" life must relearn the definition of "perfect" as she comes to terms with her firstborn's diagnosis of Down syndrome. Becker gives an honest and in-depth account of how her expectations, ideals, and faith were stretched and reshaped during her daughter's first years of life. The reflections of the author are especially relevant in the driven, Ivy-league-enamored region where I am raising my children -- a reminder that individuals should not be assigned value based on achievement or what society deems "perfect".
Becker is an eloquent spokeswoman for two under-represented groups: those with disabilities and the Christian intelligentsia.
I am honored to know this lovely family.
FYI, Penny is charming.