A Parent's Guide to Autism

Book: A Parent’s Guide to Autism

By Ron Sandison

When Ron Sandison set out to write a helpful book for parents and their families struggling with an autism spectrum child, he decided to tell his own story. He discovered that personal stories were of no interest to publishers. In discussion with his agent, Les Stobbe, he agreed that a how-to book for parents might more easily find a publisher. He interviewed parents from all over the country, interviewed 40 experts on autism and wrote three chapters of a practical guide for parents with autistic children. Through ministry contacts, and working with his agent, he was able to interest staff at Charisma Media, where editors worked with him as he developed the rest of the book.

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When Fiction Provides Added Value

I’m constantly amazed by the fixation of fiction writers on novels, as if that is the noblest expression of the art of fiction writing. Yet there are a variety of other opportunities to employ fiction to present the life-giving message of Jesus Christ. Let me illustrate with my experiences.

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A Matter of Encouragement

The apostle Paul is known for many things, but what really stands out for me is his ministry of encouragement. I was in my early 20s and wondering what God might have for me when I decided to read the apostle Paul’s letters to highlight only his promises. It became a life-changing experience and the promises I read then still resonate in my soul well over 60 years later.

Angel in Aisle 3

Book: Angel in Aisle 3

by Kevin West with Frederick Edwards

This true story reveals how one of society’s most discarded persons rescues a disgraced bank vice president and his family. After Kevin West is fired as vice president of his bank for making fraudulent loans, he begins working in a small grocery store he owns as he awaits imprisonment. Estranged from his wife and family, he can only cry out to God. And God’s answer is an unusual one.

I'm Sick, Now What?

Book: I’m Sick, Now What?

Dr. Andrew Butterworth

Dr. Butterworth is a medical doctor turned pastor in South Africa. This book is “a theological and practical guide to understanding illness and approaching God for healing.” Through many inspiring stories of medical interventions and supernatural healings he shows how God’s power to heal and God’s wisdom to heal are actually two sides of the same coin.

At Heaven's Edge

Book: At Heaven’s Edge

by Andrea Jo Rodgers

After surviving an elevator accident in which rising water put her and her young son at heaven’s edge, Andrea Rodger decided to tell faith-based stories from 25 years as a rescue unit volunteer saving lives after accidents, fires, heart attacks and other events that placed children, young people and adults at heaven’s edge.