Dancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free

Dancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free

by Emily Colson
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Dancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free by Emily Colson

Meet a remarkable young man. Max doesn't communicate like we do. But he communicates better than we do about the most important things. Max doesn't think like we do. But his actions reflect deep spiritual truths. With candor and wit, Emily Colson shares about her personal battles and heartbreak when, as a suddenly single mother, she discovers her only child has autism. Emily illuminates the page with imagery—making you laugh, making you cry, inspiring you to face your own challenges. Chuck Colson, in his most personal writing since Born Again, speaks as a father and grandfather. It is a tender side Max brings out of his grandfather, a side some haven't seen. As Emily recalls her experiences, we discover that Max's disability does not so much define who he is, but reveals who we are. Dancing with Max is not a fairy tale with a magical ending. It's a real life story of grace and second chances and fresh starts in spite of life's hardest problems. And Max? Max will make you fall in love with life all over again, leaving you dancing with joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310000198
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 657,326
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emily Colson is the daughter of Chuck Colson. She is an artist and writer. After many years as an art and creative director in the field of advertising and design, she now pours her creative gifts into helping her son, Max, who is diagnosed with autism. She has even pioneered an innovative communication system to assist her son. Emily has been a single mother for most of Max's 19 years, with hard-fought lessons of life, love, and laughter. Emily and Max live on the coast of New England, where they can often be found dancing. You can visit her at www.emilycolson.com.

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Dancing with Max 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dancing with Max will tug at your heart strings.
Maria_K More than 1 year ago
This book was insprining and easy to follow. Loved reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily Colson's story of her life together with her autistic son, Max is a celebration of life. She acknowledges that the greater the needs of the child, the harder the parents have to fight. Yet amidst the sleepless nights and the hard-won battles, she lovingly affirms how Max has changed her life for the better. Indeed, life can be an adventure, even a celebration, while a parent of an autistic son or daughter helps them to become the best that they can be.
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