A Good And Perfect Gift by Amy Julia Becker
Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 1, 2011)
Sometimes Joy Shows Up When You Least Expect It
Things don’t always go as planned–especially when it comes to our children. When her first baby, Penny, is given a frightening diagnosis, Amy Julia’s world comes crashing down. Could she continue to trust God’s goodness through what felt like personal tragedy? But challenging surprises often lead to unforeseen joy, and disappointments can turn into blessings. This wise and beautiful book is more than a courageous story of raising a child against the odds–it is a journey through the unexpected ups and downs of life and the discoveries that come along the way.
A very honest account of Amy Julie’s feelings when she is told her newborn daughter was born with Down Syndrome. I know a few women who have had DS babies, and their emotions were very similar.
There are ups and downs, scary moments and moments of pure joy! Amy Julia and her husband had very different emotional reactions, but both were 100% devoted to this little bundle of joy! We get to see Penny grow and flourish and become a delight to all who know her.
A very real and open look of the first two years of Penny’s life. I truly enjoyed this book!
Meet The Author:
Amy Julia Becker writes and speaks about family, faith, disability, and culture. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, and A Good and Perfect Gift.
Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. She is a regular contributor to her.meneutics, and she blogs at Thin Places.
Amy Julia lives in New Jersey with her husband and her three children. Read more at www.amyjuliabecker.com