Book Review & Giveaway- The Life We Never Expected

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I recently received The Life We Never Expected written by Andrew and Rachel Wilson, to review. As a parent with a child on the Autism spectrum I was interested in diving right in.

The couple does a beautiful job at describing their trials at the diagnosis of not one but two of their children with Regressive Autism. What I loved about this book was how they were grounded in their christian Faith. I know when my son was diagnosed, I wasn’t sure where to turn. On my sons third birthday, I gave my life to Christ, with a vow to leave my worries and insecurities about my son to him. I never looked back, and I so thankful that I was able to rely on Jesus to get me through the tough and uncertain times to come. My son will be 8 in August, and HE IS AMAZING! I wouldn’t change my circumstances of anything in this world. This book is an encouragement to all special needs parents. I loved the “special needs beatitudes (what Jesus might have said), watch video below. You can reference the blessings listed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3–11) in the bible. This book will help you find grace through your journey.

I wanted to offer up a copy of this book to my followers in form of a Giveaway. With only 160 pages, its an easy read that you’ll enjoy.

The Life We Never Expected: is Filled with personal stories and biblical encouragement, this touching memoir by two parents recounts the highs and lows of raising children with specials needs, ultimately directing readers to the God who promises us peace and joy, even in the midst of trials.


What do you do when hard or painful circumstances turn your world upside down, resulting in a life you never expected? Andrew and Rachel Wilson grappled with this question after both of their children were diagnosed with regressive autism. Refreshingly honest, this book explores the highs and lows of raising children with specials needs, reflecting on the broader question of how to cope with suffering of all kinds. Sharing personal stories from their lives and encouragement rooted in the truth of God’s Word, Andrew and Rachel highlight lessons they’ve learned related to fighting for joy and thriving in the midst of trials—ultimately pointing readers to Christ, the One who promises to make all things new.

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