CYMBALS IN THE SANCTUARY: THE STORY OF AN OTHER KIND OF LOVE
Each of the author's seven children is special. But one of them is differently special. John, 53 years old at this writing, was born acutely mentally retarded. In all of his years, John has not spoken a word. CYMBALS IN A SANCTUARY: The Story of An Other Kind of Love, is a story about this John, a gentle man who, in his own way, is teaching lessons for a lifetime. The book follows John's life from pre-birth up to the present, allowing a digression or two along the way. The reader gets to know John personally and to better understand the trials of a family faced with the uncertainties in the life of a special child. This is a stirring, true account. It is inspirational, educational, and recommended reading for all parents, expecially those with developmentally disabled children.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
accept andI answer aphasia autism baby beautiful behavior Bellefontaine birth blessing Boeing born cause certainly Charles Habilitation Center child close cognitive disabilities comfortable condition continued Cymbals Dallas Denton State School developmental disabilities diagnosis didn’t disorders Doctor O’Brien Doctor Waites dream dyslexia dysphasia enjoyed experience eyes facility fact father feel film gift God’s going happy he’s hearing loss hearts hope innocence Institute of Logopedics interview John needs John’s Kennedy family kick kind learning lives look loud Louis lovegivers Maritz meals mental retardation mind Missouri Mom’s months move never pain parents person physical pounds prayers private space progress Rensselaer sanctuary Scottish Rite siblings smile someone sounds special children speech speech therapy staff sure tell there’s things walk we’ll we’re we’ve Wichita wonderful words you’ll young