Thursday, October 12, 2023

The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities by Kathleen Deyer Bolduc is a rare treasure of a book. This is a daily devotional that will—at times—make you laugh and—at other times—make you cry.

This book is fashioned on the image of a mosaic. She writes “mosaics are fashioned from broken shards of pottery and pieces of splintered glass ... Up close, a mosaic may look like a jumbled series of broken pieces. But when you stand back and view it from a distance, you gain the perspective needed to see the unified whole.” She writes, “... mosaics are a way of viewing the world—brokenness in wholeness, wholeness in brokenness.”

Her daily reflections bring together bite-sized pieces of poetry, a scripture reading and real stories of persons living with cognitive disabilities. Each chapter invites the reader into an exercise calling them into a deeper relationship with God.

About the Author

Kathleen Deyer Bolduc, MA, is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of disability ministry. The mother of a young adult son with autism and moderate intellectual disability, she has shared her inspiring story in His Name is Joel: Searching for God in a Son’s Disability (1999), and A Place Called Acceptance: Ministry with Families of Children with Disabilities (2001).