Autism Parenting Magazine Issue 74 (Member's Dashboard) - Page 58

WHAT'S NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF? New Spiritual Book Provides Encouragement for Special Needs Parents W hen a parent hears that his/her child has a disability, hearts, and hopes are broken. But faith doesn’t have to be. Unbroken Faith identifies and treats the crippling fear, guilt, and inadequa- cy that parents of children with spe- cial needs can encounter. Diane Dok- ko Kim comes alongside families as a fellow special needs parent to help reconcile the premise of a good God with the devastating realities of raising a child with a disability. Unbroken Faith courageously artic- ulates deep-seated, unspoken doubts and fears you may have but are afraid to voice: • Why  my child? Why us? This is not the way it’s suposed to be! • Why won’t God fix this? Doesn’t He care? • I’m the wrong parent for this child. I’m not qualified. • No one understands what I’m going through. • W  hat will happen to my child when I’m no longer here to help? Dokko Kim’s Biblical-based encouragement will help you understand that you are not alone, that God gets it, and God’s Word is entirely relevant to the raw and messy yet hallowed spaces of special-needs parenting. “In this extraordinary book, Diane reassures you that it’s okay to grieve, doubt... and ask the hardest of questions. An excellent resource for support groups or Bible studies, it is a valuable tool for any church leader, friend or family member who wants to better nurture the hearts of special needs parents.” —Joni Eareckson Tada, CEO, Joni and Friends, au- thor, disability advocate “Unbroken Faith names both the darkness and light in ways that will comfort, challenge, and re-awaken the ache of hope.” —John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church, Menlo Park, CA, author of I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me Diane Dokko Kim has served over 25 years in bi-vo- cational church leadership. In 2004, her first son was diagnosed with autism and ADHD/ADD at age two, which triggered profound personal, professional, and spiritual crises. She began serving as a special needs ministry consultant in 2008 and launched an online and speaking ministry in 2012. For more information: www.dianedokkokim. com/unbroken-faith 58 | Autism Parenting Magazine | Issue 74