Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Succeeding at Caregiving

Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Succeeding at Caregiving

by James Walker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944080006
Publisher: GreatNewsPress.com
Publication date: 10/08/2015
Series: Growing Up with Jessica , #2
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Award winning author and designer, James Walker and his wife Reneé, have been 24/7 caregivers for their daughter Jessica since 1978. She is the subject of his inspirational caregiving guide books. They cite their many experiences in 'Jessica-land' as the catalyst in their continuing spiritual and emotional growth. They have traveled from despair to surviving and thriving, embracing the privilege they have in the care and nurturing of another human soul as 'Ultimate Caregivers.'

His second book, 'Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving : A longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Succeeding at Caregiving' was released on 'Children's Day' October 8, 2015.

Walker first began writing books because his wife, friends and distinguished writing professionals, kept encouraging him to tell the remarkable and moving story of his baby girl Jessica's affliction.

"...after many years of 24/7 caregiving for our youngest daughter Jessica, the scales finally fell off of our eyes and we beheld the privilege we had been given as caregivers of another human soul. And finally we began embracing the joy and blessing of being an 'Ultimate Caregiver."

James Walker

The Walker's caregiving journey began quite unexpectably on a cold Halloween night in 1978, when Renée arrived home from choir practice and quietly said '...there is something wrong with Jessica...' Suddenly they found themselves in a different world as Jessica's affliction turned their world upside down, and they entered the domain of the caregiver, a world they dubbed... 'Jessica-land.'

The story of how the Walker's survived and thrived and grew stronger as they dealt with Jessica's affliction and provided her 24/7 care, was the subject of his first book. Now he has written a guide for caregivers and their friends and family. His latest book shows the way to the path to 'ultimate caregiving' using a step by step, clear concise plan. Emphasis is on the practical experience of the Walker family and other more famous caregivers, all using the same tried and true principles.

James Walker resides in the grandeur of Idaho with Renée and their children and grandchildren.

Table of Contents


Memorial Dedication

Foreword by Pastor Harold Antrim

Notes from Jessica's Family

Chapter One, page 19
What is 'Ultimate Caregiving?'

Chapter Two, page 31
A Matter of Perspective.

Chapter Three, page 39
A Really, Really Long Word.

Chapter Four, page 45
Sprint or Marathon?

Chapter Five, page 53
Acquiring Unselfishness.

Chapter Six, page 63
The Fruits of Unselfish Love.

Chapter Seven, page 69
The Width, Breadth & Depth of Life.

Chapter Eight, page 75
Developing CHARACTER.
More than a Cartoon.

Chapter Nine, page 83
Trust in your Future.

Chapter Ten, page 89
The Miracle of HOPE.
Confidence Breeds Hope.

Chapter Eleven, page 95
Where is My PATIENCE?
Running Out of It?

Chapter Twelve, page 103
The Fruit of BLESSINGS.
Flowing From Sacrifice.

Chapter Thirteen, page 109
Amazing JOY.
Adding Everything Up.

Chapter Fourteen, page 117
Considering FAITH.
Someone is at The Door.

Chapter Fifteen, page 125
Help for HELPLESS.
Who is the Helpless One?

Chapter Sixteen, page 133
Consider the SOUL.
What is a Soul Worth?

Chapter Seventeen, page 143
The Greatest of them All.

Chapter Eighteen, page 151
Traveling in JESSICA-LAND.
We 'Grew Up' with Jessica.

Chapter Nineteen, page 159
Questions & Activities.
Understanding Ultimate Caregiving

The APPENDIX: page 171
Appendix: Table of Contents, page 173
Resources for Caregiving, page 175
'12 Days of Hope' Challenge, page 175
Your Review Requested, page 176
Chart of Quotes, page 177
Personal Resources, page 179
Websites & Digital Resources, page 181
Jessica Book Information 182

Credits, Photo Notes Bibliographic Summary, page 185
Our Family, 'Growing Up with Jessica,' page 189
Pages for Your Personal Notes: 191-194

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Pa_Sue More than 1 year ago
A really good book that addresses the needs of the caregiver. It is not an easy job but it is a possible one! A great job on helping people who are caregivers!