29 September 2012

The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities


The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conqured Learning Disabilities


By Molly Noble Bull, Margaret Daley, Ginny Aiken, Jane Myers Perrine, and Ruth Scofield
(Westbow Press, 2011)

This book shares first person perspectives on coping with having a learning disability.  Our featured author this week, who has also been a teacher of special needs students, shares her own journey. 
I recommend this book for parents of children with learning disabilities, persons diagnosed with learning disabilities, and for teachers.   It is a great resource for what it is like to experience these difficulties first hand and to overcome them, with God’s help.

My own husband and my son both had problems with reading and both received vision therapy and special education services. I thank God that our son, now 10, who didn't read two years ago by himself, now is reading at the 11th grade level. And my husband is a successful marine engineer despite his early difficulties. Margaret’s comments paralleled much of what my husband has said to me over the years. I really appreciate her sharing her experience with others.

Thank you, contributors to “The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities” and keep getting your message out there!
 
Giveaways: In addition to Margaret’s giveaway and our OTT-WGH giveaway of one of Margaret’s fiction books (choice of book and format) we will be giving away a copy of The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities to a reader who would be one of the people I recommend this book to in particular.  

20 comments:

  1. CARRIE thank you for this article. It always uplifting when you read of someone Overcoming a difficulty. That's so wonderful to know your sweetie boy has come so far with his reading. God is Good!

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  2. Yes, He is! Thank you, Teresa! I am so pleased all those authors decided to share their stories, too, in this book!

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  3. I think it's wonderful how these authors all collaberated to write a book that will help and encourage so many people, drawing from their own experiences of overcoming!

    I am so thrilled to hear how far Clark has come in his reading. That is AWESOME and I know his marvelous mommy has worked with him many hours to help bring him to that place!

    Kudos to all of these overcoming Christian authors!

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  4. Thanks, Diana--we are so thrilled with the progress that Sweetie Boy is making, AKA Little Man. I thank God for all the people who helped us in this journey and for all of God's provision.

    Glad those authors pooled their collective experiences to bless others.

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  5. My friend Dr. Betsy Speck-Kern, a neuropsychologist, tried to leave a comment here but it didn't take.

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  6. Carrie, I think I left a comment on FB about your son. He is an impression to others. He hasn't let his disability get him down.

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  7. I have to laugh at my above comment--He is an INSPIRATION to others, not an impression.

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  8. It's amazing what people can do in life once given the proper tools. I have been amazed at how people will write a child off and not give them the privilege of overcoming. Love the fact that these women are brave enough to come forward and tell their stories so others have hope.
    - Jen
    jking23(at)kent(dot)edu

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  9. Carrie, that is such good news about your son!!!
    This sounds like a wonderful book...by wonderful authors.
    Jackie S.

    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  10. Thanks for featuring our book THE OVERCOMERS on your blog. In my Butternut Creek series, I have a character who is dyslexic--inspired, of course, by what those of us with learning disabilities have gone through. So glad your son has improved so much!

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  11. I am impressed with what God has done with my son, MARGARET, and like you he is an inspiration to others. Thank you!

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  12. Me, too, JEN! It takes a step of bravery to talk about overcoming learning difficulties!

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  13. JACKIE, thank you! God is so good! We are so pleased with what He has been doing with our boy.

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  14. Thank you, JANE. I need to check out your new series. I have a MS, out on submission, with a dyslexic character. I am gonna have to check out your characters in Butternut Creek!

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  15. This was great of these authors to tell their stories for this book. There are many who need to read this. Please put my name in the hat.
    Maxxie ( ma c262@me.com )

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  16. Sorry, didn't read the last part good. Was just thinking might be good in the church libraary. So, mark me out. Maxie

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  17. Our first winner this week is Abigail Richmond!! Congrats! She is the winner of any one of Margaret Daley's books. I see that she wanted Saving Hope. Blessings!

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  18. Congrats, ABIGAIL! Enjoy Saving Hope!

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  19. Interesting book. I had no idea that something like this was even out there. One of my sons is dyslexic and the other has dysgraphia. Very challenging indeed. I actually think the latter is more challenging than the former, now that they are both teens. My husband has dyslexia as well and says that going to public school was a nightmare as they didn't know what it was back then.

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  20. ANNE, thanks for coming by! We always love having your here. And you might be happy too because you are our WINNER for a copy of Overcomers--Christian Authors Who Overcame Dyslexia! Congrats!!!

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