A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny
I love reading stories about parents who were forever changed (for the positive) by their children. It amazes me how much we can learn from such tiny beings! I really enjoyed Amy JuliaÃ¢ÂÂs story about her daughter Penny. Shortly after giving birth to her daughter, the doctors told her that they thought Penny had Down syndrome. Amy Julia talks openly about her feelings and questions, her concerns and frustrations. They learn to trust that God will always be there. While reading this book, there were times where I would wonder how I would feel if I had been faced with this situation or any similar situation. I think I would have gone through many of the same questions and emotions that Amy Julia Becker talks about in this book. I especially loved the last paragraph in the book.
Ã¢ÂÂWe werenÃ¢ÂÂt a perfect family, and we never would be, at least not by the standards I would have set out for us years earlier. But we were coming closer to our telos, our true perfection, because we were learning what it meant to be human, what it meant to be whole.Ã¢ÂÂ
February 21, 2013
Wonderfully inspiring story
This is a powerful story of sorrow, joy, anger, grief, love and acceptance of a little girl for who she is and not just her diagnosis of DownÃ¢ÂÂs syndrome. It is a wonderful story for everyone to read and will remind us to accept people for who they are and to not focus on their disabilities or differences
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June 29, 2012
wonderful inspiring book
Wow this book is a real tear jerker, page turner stay with you long after your done book. I really enjoyed this book and read it super fast. While I finished it many weeks ago I remember it like it was just a few minutes. Amy really does such a great job at making you feel like you are walking this journey with her. You feel all her emotions, doubts, prayers and hopeless feelings. You feel all her joys, happiness and her love for Penny. I can see why this one top 10 best religion books in 2011 it was amazing and inspiring book to read
thank you Bethany House for sending me a review copy
December 29, 2011
A Good and Perfect Gift written by Amy Julia Becker, tells of her and her husbandÃ¢ÂÂs journey with their daughter, Penny, who was diagnosed with DownÃ¢ÂÂs syndrome at birth. This is an incredible and emotional read as Mrs. Becker takes you through her journey of acceptance step by step. The honesty she portrays is heartfelt. The questions that she asks of herself and of God are so reflective of how we as God followers struggle to understand His ways as well as the struggle we can go through in having continuous faith in Him.
The BeckersÃ¢ÂÂ story shows faith, love, and courage. I recommend this book highly to everyone.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a review.
December 17, 2011