They Don't Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom, and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges

They Don't Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom, and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges

by Hollie Holt-Woehl

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506427416
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Living With Hope
Pages: 111
Sales rank: 590,157
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Hollie M. Holt-Woehl is the mother of a young man with an autism diagnosis and profound hearing loss. She is also a Lutheran pastor with a PhD in pastoral care. She regularly teaches at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, specializing in pastoral care and ministry with people who have mental health issues.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: If Only Children Came with Instructions
1. Something's Not Quite Right: A Cry for Help
2. Down in My Heart: A Cry of Joy
3. It Never Ends: A Cry of Challenge
4. How Long?: A Cry of Pain
5. Conviction of Things Not Seen: A Cry of Faith
6. Grace for the Day: Wisdom to Care for Self
7. Listen Up! Wisdom to Share
8. Living with Hope
9. Resources
10. Bibliography

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"Through the voice of experience, Holt-Woehl weaves together stories, stanzas, and strategies that will equip and encourage other parents who find themselves on the remarkable journey of raising a child with a disability. She combines personal, pastoral, and fellow parent perspectives into a compelling book about hope, challenge, joy, and love." --Cornelius Vanderbilt, Professor of Special Education, Vanderbilt University

"In this groundbreaking book Hollie M. Holt-Woehl surveys the questions of parents going through the shock of the discovery that their child has special needs. She has provided a marvelous resource for parents negotiating the emotional journey of coming to terms with a life--and a child--they never anticipated." --Brian Brock
Reader in Moral and Practical Theology, University of Aberdeen

Professor of Special Education, Vanderbilt University - Cornelius Vanderbilt

"Through the voice of experience, Holt-Woehl weaves together stories, stanzas, and strategies that will equip and encourage other parents who find themselves on the remarkable journey of raising a child with a disability. She combines personal, pastoral, and fellow parent perspectives into a compelling book about hope, challenge, joy, and love."

Reader in Moral and Practical Theology, University of Aberdeen - Brian Brock

"In this groundbreaking book Hollie M. Holt-Woehl surveys the questions of parents going through the shock of the discovery that their child has special needs. She has provided a marvelous resource for parents negotiating the emotional journey of coming to terms with a life--and a child--they never anticipated."

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