It's one thing to say, "Thy will be done," but it's far harder to mean it. When Laura Leavens' 14-year-old daughter's "flu" turned into a life-threatening illness, Laura struggled with accepting God's will. Special documents Laura's faith challenges as her daughter Leiah battled for life. The biblical story of Abraham and Isaac bookends Laura's diary notes, recollections, and insights. The book is peppered with reminiscences from friends and family. Leiah also has a say. Her poignant words, prophetic story, and angelic art beg the question:did she know? Although Special focuses on six weeks in 1998, its arc covers more than 30 years, from Leiah's birth in 1983 to the present day. Special is the story of a beautiful girl, inside and out, and a mother's pilgrimage in the face of loss. Laura's raw honesty and earnest quest to make sense out of the unthinkable offer much wisdom for readers in difficult situations.
About the Author
Laura Leavens has been writing and rhyming since childhood. At 16 she wrote for and edited Inter-Comm Community Newspaper, and was later published in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, The Anglican, and The Trinity Times. She has worked in insurance adjusting and mental health communication, alongside several volunteer pursuits. Special is her first book.
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|Size: ||4.5 MB|
|Publisher: ||Word Alive Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781486607792 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|