“Lonely Girl, Gracious God: A Mother’s Story of Autism’s Devastation and God’s Promise of Enduring Love” by Lauri Khodabandehloo
“From the moment of her birth, Farema was not like her sisters. She didn’t respond normally to sounds or the touch of a hand. She was different. Embrace this mother’s deeply personal account of tragedies and triumphs, along with joys and sorrows of raising a child with the devastating disability of autism.
When lives have been turned upside down and we have nothing left to cling to, God offers amazing grace to find encouragement and authentic hope in the face of overwhelming confusion and grief.
This was a difficult book to read because its topic– autism– is difficult.
The author, mother of an autistic child, tells her daughter’s story– and her own story– with honesty and openness. It is honest and open in its facts about living with the challenges and loneliness of autism, in both family and community settings, as well as being a testimony to God’s love and grace.
I feel that the message of this book is important and helpful, and I recommend it– not for easy reading– but to educate and inspire.
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