I thought I’d share with you the variety of books I’m currently reading and/or getting ready to read soon!
There are seven books on my reading list.
You’ll notice that there isn’t a work of fiction among them.
That’s because I prefer reading to glean information!
My favorite books are those that teach me something!
While I do enjoy reading an occasional fiction story, I really enjoy reading books that teach me something a whole lot more!
I love learning and doing research on topics that interest me.
Lately, my favorite topics of interest have to do with special needs parenting and my evolving and ever changing Christian faith.
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My Current Reading List
The Loving Push by Temple Grandin Ph.D and Debra Moore Ph.D.- This book is perfect reading material for the parent of a teen or young adult with autism who may or may not need a little nudge to learn the skills he or she needs to grow up into a happy and successful adult. It includes lots of practical advice on: how to gently push kids out of their comfort zone, teach important life skills, and prevent or rescue kids who have become compulsive gamers! There is also much valuable input from real people talking about their real life experiences both good and bad to be found in this book.
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals With Asperger Syndrome And High-functioning Autism by Temple Grandin Ph.D.- This book offers valuable practical advice for autistic individuals on how to search for a job and rules for achieving success on the job! In this book you’ll find a list of the best jobs for autistic individuals and tips for starting your own business. There’s also a chapter by three “Aspies” who tell their own personal “job” stories!
A Full Life With Autism by Chantal Sicile-Kira and Jeremy Sicile-Kira. – This books is unique in that it is written by a mother and her non-verbal autistic son. The mom talks about her experiences helping her son transition into adulthood while he gives us his take going through the same experiences. Topics include: creating support systems. learning life skills, social relationships, love and intimacy, living arrangements, adult education, and earning a living. Lots of resources are included in this book.
Raising Your Special Needs Child as Christian Parents by Peter Arbib.- This is a book about parenting a special needs child using techniques found in the Bible and prayer. Lots of scripture references are scattered throughout the pages of this book.
Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey. – This is the author’s account of her own personal spiritual journey. She discusses how she has sorted out her theology, how her beliefs have changed over the years, and how her some of her spiritual questions have been satisfied.
Faith Unraveled by Rachel Held Evans.- This is another personal account of the author’s doubts about her faith and spiritual beliefs. As she found her faith unraveling, she realized that her belief system needed to change and she found her faith evolving!
KaBOOM: A Movement to Save Play by Darrell Hammond– The story of how the author made it his life’s mission to improve the lives of children. He created a successful non-profit business, raised 200 million dollars, and together with help from a million volunteers, has built 1,743 playgrounds, so far!
What books are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books on my list? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
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