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A of A Contest: Kelly Langston's Autism's Hidden Blessings

Autism hidden blessings Win a copy of the new book, Autism's Hidden Blessings by Kelly Langston. Leave a comment to enter.  Read more and order a copy at Kelly's site HERE.

Told through the emotional story of an on-going walk with her own autistic son, Autism's Hidden Blessings explores some of God's specific and powerful promises for parents of children with autism, encouraging them to see that life with these precious children is not a burden or struggle, but a gift full of adventure, hope, opportunity and daily miracles when we trust in God.

This book gets down in the pit with parents of children with autism who are weary in the battle to care for their child. Langston shares insight into promises that enable parents to fly above difficult circumstances to find the unique beauty and potential in every child, and to a life full of joy in midst of hardships.

This is the story of God reaching down into the darkness of our lowest moment and pulling us back into the light of His love to soar again.


 

Comments

Amy Koring

Kelly

Love the book topic - just left a mother to mother luncheon yesterday where the speaker - Ginger Taylor spoke about God's "why" for autism and parenting a child with autism. I left there challenged by what she said, still struggling with parts of her message. Will need to invest in your book to get your perspective on this topic. Amy K :O)

Kimberly Pinkerman

I would love to have a copy of this book, because I'am a supporter of Autism. I have a 43 year old brother with Autism and there was really not much on the subject back then. I'am glad to see that people now are getting the information and understanding it better.

Leanne Thompson

Kelly,
I have know your family for a long time and live in Portsmouth, OH. Ernie Kennard told me about you book and I am so anxious to read it. My daughter,Karen, knows you and I sent her the name of your book. She is an attorney and defends schools in special education cases.
Leanne Thompson

Renee

Hi Kelly,
I actually have your book "Autisms Hidden Blessings". I have talked to you about the organization that I am involved with called ND Autism Connection. I would love to win a copy of this book for someone would could really benefit from the inspiration.

Thank you!

Renee

Lillith Brooks

I am looking forward to reading this book!

Kimberly S. Beach

Hi Kelly,

I am a Special Education Teacher for children with learning disabilities in Flint, Michigan. I came across Autism's Hidden Blessings website and your book on the internet, and it instantly sparked my interest. I love to read books, especially true story books and books that are linked to my teaching. I believe Autistic kids are amazing! I see many daily miracles in Autistic children when they display just how smart and interesting they are. I look forward to reading your book. Thank you for the opportunity. Kimberly Beach

Jane Mylemans

This book would an invaluable, help to my journey with my special son and our family, to get an insight in to the many blessings we have and how to make life work towards the grace of God.

Lin

Sounds like a lovely book. Sign me up, please!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Monica

I would love to read your book!

Karla Meachem

Hi Kelly!
Thanx for the entry! Appreciate the chance to win a copy of your book. I'm sure it has many amazing insights!
Bless you & your family!

Maria Durci

I would love to share this book with my mother and mother-in-law.

Johnita

I would love to read your book. I'm sure it will fill a need whether the child has autism, downs or any of the mental issues that so many of us are facing.
I have a downs brother and we grew up in a time when nobody talked about what could be done and lots thought they should be put away in hospitals.My wonderful father and mother decided to keep him at home with the rest of us and made us better people because of him.
Thank you for all you do to teach us how to cope and understand that God has a purpose for all things and all people.

andrea moriarty

Can't wait to read your insights...anticipating a lot of Amen's as I turn the pages. I blog about our experiences with autism too through a spiritual lens...

Paula

What a blessing... thank you for writing this book. Our 7 year old son, Noah was diagnosed with Autism when he was 5 years old. I believe that the Lord gives these special children to special parents for a reason... :)

Toni Holt

I would love to read this book, as I work with wonderful children who have autism. They are some of the sweetest children you would ever want to get to know.

Kelli Ann Davis -- To autism is mercury poisoning

Hey "autism is mercury poisoning":

No one is "preaching to you" and just for clarification the "blessing" I'm talking about is in reference to a closer relationship with God -- NOT the "epidemic" of autism and what happened to our children.

For the record, I respect all parents in this community - regardless of their gender -- and most important, even though I'm affiliated with GR as their political point person, I am certainly entitled to my own opinions and beliefs and my ability to voice them here.

If you noticed, I didn't sign my "DC Political Liaison for GR" next to my name on my earlier comment because it had nothing to do with Generation Rescue. It has to do with my beliefs and isn't the "official" position of GR.

Bottom Line: When you see GR next to my name, I'm speaking on behalf of the organization -- when you don't see GR next to my name, I'm not.

Pretty simple.

Stagmom

Suzanne, I think they expose (for better or worse) who we are. Adversity tends to do that in all its forms. Some people jump out a window when they lose a fortune, others rebuild.

Suzanne Thomason

These children make us better people!

Jenn

I would love to the read the book.

Nicole

Looks like a beautiful book.

Christopher Smith

The book sounds like it will fill a real need. It comes at the perfect time for my wife and I as we have our emotional ups and downs caring for our sweet son, Alex!

Shay West

This book sounds wonderful. As a parent of a 7 year-old son with Autism, I cannot deny that we have sometimes felt very low in our faith and have wonder why it seems He has forsaken us at times. Hopefully this book will help me grasp how He wants me to understand what it means to be a servant.I will share this book with friends too.

Alison Davis

Bring it on, please.

Pam Leathers

As a mom of 4 kids, 2 of whom are on the autism spectrum, I have learned to see the blessings through the pain. Thanks for writing from a Christian perspective!

John Kirton

We can use all the pointers we can get! ;)

Kathy Blanco

I take hope and faith in the fact that this life is so short and that for a time, we may suffer, have bittersweet moments, but that our promise of an ultimate healing will take place. I also know, that those that made this plight worsen on earth, will receive their due rewards as well...and let's just put it this way...I wouldn't want to be them...

God puts perspective on this journey, and when you finally see why you have this life, and your child's, it suddenly dawns on you, that it is through this disability that the works of God are made manifest...that in serving we find ourselves. Given there are some days, I don't want to serve anymore, not one more minute..but that is when I offer it up to God, and it suddenly is made lesser, the burden is lifted for a time.

Still, we must be vigulent that this is something not "destined" to be, rather, it was "forced on by sin". Ther are many themes like this on this earth, and many pay and suffer because of man's decisions, and or inability to see, that sometimes we don't "mess with mother nature". There are many situations which are forced on the public that aren't fair, and have no suggestion of a Godly design, rather, it is through man's indifference, averice, and greed that bring on much of earth's suffering. I think autism falls into that category. Therefore, I don't blame God for this, I blame, mankind...

Isaac's Grandma

I would love to have this book for my daughter. She is an amazing mother to my grandson Isaac, and I believe she was chosen by God to be his mother. Through her, our family has been shown the true definition of strenght,courage, and unconditional love. I know she would cherish this book!

Lindsay K.

There are so many of us out there who need your book, Kelly. I hope you get to witness the lives you help transform. God bless!

Nancy Nestor

Know Kelly as I do, this book will be a wonderful resource for any of us as we try to walk in faith and know that God will care for us and our child, if we simply let him. No matter where one's child falls on the spectrum, life is challenging to our faith. I look forward to having my own copy of this book.

Jill

I would love to read your book, Kelly!

Maria M.

Ooh. This looks like a wonderful book! Count me in on this one please. :)

Gina

I would love reading this book - I could use some encouraging at this point of the journey. I have been pretty down lately & need ot see God's hand in all of this.

Kay Vincent

I would love to win this book!! Sounds like we all could use an inspiration these days! Enough of the negativity, lets use it to fight off the "bad guys" that made our kids sick!!!

Cindy Chavez

I believe all children are a blessing. I have met
many lovely people though through my GS and
his Autism. I would love to read this book. I hope someday he is able to talk (APRAXIA) he is also learning ASL. Most people are nice but
we have met some people that are very mean to us. My DD and her boyfriend even split because of the Autism. They are trying to work
it out. His sister who is six hates his Autism and everything about it. I would love to read her this book. Hope we can get it. He is 3 years old. She does believe in God.

Dean

I am new the topic of this book and would like to learn more. I would like to win the book for my sister Karri-Lynn and her amazing son Adam.

joy tallerico

I would love to win a copy of this book. I could really, REALLY use some inspiring words! And I love Kelly! :)

Barbara Bucknam

Count me in!

kay

Hope, in any form, is much needed here. Thank you.

Nicole Simon

Sounds like a book that can give me the inspiration I'm looking for right about now.... Hope I win! Thanks Kim

Rob

It is hard to consider finding the good in tragedy, but it's undeniable.

Many people with cancer describe how their diagnosis helped them rearrange their priorities in life, and made them a better/stronger person. Some insist that this horrible disease -cancer- was the best thing that ever happened to them. UNFATHOMABLE!

That doesn't mean cancer, diabetes, autism or any health issue is desirable. But if you look hard enough, you can find the good in strife.

P.S. I'd love to read this book...

sue cranmer (sparkil2)

Sounds good- would love to read it.

Leslie Metcalf

As a fellow Rescue Angel in NC, I have been inspired by Kelly's commitment to helping others and her child. I would love to win her book to find out about her journey. Thanks for the opportunity! Kelly - best of luck with book sales!

Delores Goneau

I would love to win ! I need an uplift right now!

Lin

I would love to own this literary piece! I think all of us on the autism journey need a "pick me up" now and again. Kelly's book sounds to be just the thing to help us along in our time of need. Thank you for the offer!!

Tina

Kelly is an inspiration. I have learned many things through her journey and the way she has captured them. I look forward to reading the book.

Holly M.

God will never give us what we can't handle!
I need to read your book!!

autism is mercury poisoning

I agree with 'notbuyingit'. Our daughter IS a blessing. But what happened to her and our livelihood because of vaccine ingredients is nothing short of criminal. It will only get worse as the gap widens between the cost of living and the miniscule monies we barely survive on. And what kind of existence will be forced upon her when we die? Don't preach to those whose shoes you are not in.

Sonja

I'm with you Kim...Hate the autism but love who I and my family have become because of it. Happy Easter Everyone. I am looking forward to reading this.

Leslie Phillips

I am working on a faith-based initiative in Katy, TX --we're having a symposium on May 16 to teach faith community leaders to better include people with disabilities. Shockingly, this isn't happening in many cases. I'd love to read this book!

Kelli Ann Davis

To "notbuyingit"...if the insanity of what happened to our children and what is continuing to happen to this nation's children isn't enough to drive you to your knees, I don't know what will.

God's been a major part of my life since I was 20 -- years before autism came on the scene -- and if it wasn't for that fact, who knows where'd I'd be right now. I seriously don't know if I could have handled the guilt of knowing I held down my son for his shots AND then I put a gate up while he was going through his injuries.

Bottom Line: Anytime something draws you to your knees and closer to God -- it's a blessing -- EVEN if you can't see it at the time.

(Did you catch Jim Carrey using the word "blessing" on LKL Friday night?)

Best to you Kelly!

Signed, another Kelli (btw: our name means "bold, warrior" ;-)

Josh Day

Kelly is a Rescue Angel. And she's personally helped out our family by giving us a name of a nearby DAN doctor.

Sign me up, Kim. I'd very much like to read her book.

Diane Frioni

I'd love to read this book. Happy Easter, Happy Spring everyone.

Holly D.

Thank A of A.

Stagmom

Kelly happens to be a biomed Mom and an A of A reader. That she happens to be able to turn to faith to help her child's life with autism is to her credit. I don't like my kids' autism one bit, I love my kids - but I can see the blessing in where it has led us as a family and in the people I have met. I think it is the fine book for this very religious weekend of Passover and Easter.


Kim

rileysmom

I would love to win this!!!
Thank you

not buying it

Sorry, but I have yet to find the "hidden blessings" in autism. Sounds like a book the ND community will love however.

Joe

It would be great to win a copy. Either way I'm looking forward to reading this in the future.

K Fuller Yuba city

Thanks for the opportunity.
Please enter me.

Leslie

Hoping I win!! Just finished reading
"The Shack" I think this book is exactly what I need right now!

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