Author Adam M. Dean has a severe speech impediment. But, he doesn't equate having a disability with suffering. Adam believes that all of us, no matter our circumstances, suffer in some way. So, he views himself as an ordinary person, albeit one with a unique perspective. Adam believes that perfect love, as exemplified by Christ's sacrificing Himself for Humankind, is the key to salvation. Perfect love comprises (1) the ability not only to love, but to be loved; (2) the courage to suffer; and (3) forgiveness-not only for others, but also for ourselves. Adam discusses these concepts and how they apply to relationships between significant others and family members, among the wider human family, and most importantly, between ourselves and God.
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About the Author
As a result of complications at birth, I have cerebral palsy. It has caused a severe speech impediment, and I can use my right arm only marginally. So, I know something of what it is like to suffer in this world. At the same time, I benefited from having good parents. I was taught that it is important to love yourself the way the Lord made you. I have never blamed God for the circumstances of my life. Though my life has not been easy, I feel that I have been truly blessed. After reflecting on the deaths of my father, my sister, and my aunt--all within a short period of time--I felt inspired to write.