Tag Archives: Autobiography

(Book review) A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting

Reviewed by: Kassidy Weemhoff is a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University. Introduction Title: A Pair of Miracles: A Story of Autism, Faith, and Determined Parenting Author: Karla Akins Publisher: Kregel Publications Publication Date: Fall 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 219 pages OVERVIEW Karla Akins and her husband adopted premature twin boys, Isaiah and Isaac, when they were only a few days […]

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(Book review) Don’t blink

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, Co-president of ECLA and long time book discussion leader . Introduction Title: Don’t blink: What the Little Boy Nobody Expected to Live is Teaching the World about Life Author: Brandon and Brittany Buell Publisher: Tyndale Publication Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover book Length: 203 pages OVERVIEW Given the heartbreaking news that their expected son […]

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(Book review) Saving my assassin

It’s hard to believe that an eighty-seven pound woman, just under five foot tall, could stand up to those intent on murdering her, but with God that is just what happened! As the author herself states, “I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans.”

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(Book review) All but normal

This is the story of the Shawn’s life growing up on Victory Road with his younger brother Troy, and parents, John and Bev. The story begins with the account of young John and Bev’s car accident that resulted in a trauma to Bev’s head. When she awoke from her coma she was never the same person again. She lived the rest of her life with violent mood swings and uncontrollable fits of rage. John married Bev and cared for her the rest of her life. This account of Shawn and Troy’s childhood years is troubling and realistically told.

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