Best of Year book: Heartwarming book soothes the soul with uplifting faith stories and a spattering of personal accounts of the author's two different autistic sons.
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Seasons of the Soul
Seasons of the Soul
Janet Syas Nitsick
"This heartfelt ... peek into the lives of an everyday, yet saintly couple as they struggle with ... raising and educating two autistic sons, is inspiring ... To use these people as role models ... would inevitably bring you a giant step closer in your own walk with the Lord. This is a must-read for anyone seeking ... a meaningful life," said Pete LaHood of Minnesota in his back-cover endorsement.
Seasons of the Soul is an uplifting book, similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul. The book warms your heart as the reader steps into each season of inspiring faith stories and a spattering of personal accounts of the author's two different autistic sons - one nonverbal and low-functioning and the other verbal and high-functioning. Book's message is to appreciate the small things in life.
Awesome review on Amazon.com, book personally recommended on two Web sites: RuthAnnNordin.com and Christianstoryteller.com. Author and family featured on local television and radio interview aired on WVNE 760 am with major markets in the Springfield, Mass., area. Book tours taken author across the nation. Midwest Book Review Laurel Johnson said: "This beautiful little book is suitable for all readers and is the ideal gift for family and friends."
Seasons of the Soul will make readers laugh, smile, cry and know God heals the hurting soul.
"'Help!' eyes ... husband as Paul stared at me ... submerged in the deep-end of pool ... I swam ... to pull oldest autistic son off of him ..."
"Grandma's Cookies," a reader's favorite begins: "Joey Lynn remembered his grandmother telling him to wipe the chocolate off his face. Joey loves his Grandma Blessing's chocolate-chip cookies ... Grandma would not be joining Joey's family for Christmas ... died of a heart attack ..."
Paperback and audio formats.
Midwest Book Reviewer Laurel Johnson
Janet Syas Nitsick is a woman of abiding faith in
God's love, a wife, mother, grandmother, journalist, and daughter of Nebraska Senator George Syas. Her Christian
path has not been free of stumbling stones, but
still she writes of life with hope and joy.
Two of Janet and Paul Nitsick's children, Brad and
Andrew, are autistic. Both were beautiful, normal children until the disturbing symptoms of
autism appeared. Both grew up to be handsome young men. Brad, the
> oldest, does not speak or read. Through touching vignettes, photographs, poetry, and scriptures, Ms. Syas shares with readers the
seasons of her life. Her true stories demonstrate
the small and large miracles loving and devoted parents can experience through patience and
perseverance, with daily doses of God's grace. She
also shares the blessed legacies of departed loved ones, memories that enhance her strength in trying times.
Scattered throughout the book are fictional stories
for children. These are equally delightful reading for adults. For example, "Squirrel Chatter" and
"Little Fluffy" are small gems of love, gifts from the author's heart.
Through passing time and seasons, Ms. Nitsick takes readers on an inspirational retrospective of her life. Years of trial and sadness fade as she contemplates life's joys. This beautiful little book is
suitable for all readers and would be the ideal gift
for family or friends. It's also a joyful testimony for
Christians and those who may be questioning their faith. Highly recommended to the parents of
review by Laurel Johnson for Midwest Book Review
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