Friday, October 15, 2010
Welcome Home! Our Family's Journey to Extreme Joy by Kimberley Woodhouse - Book Review
Imagine for a moment that your child has been diagnosed with a rare medical disorder. She doesn't sweat, feels no pain, and needs to wear protective clothing just to go outside. With her restrictive lifestyle, countless medical bills and hospitalizations, including brain surgery, how is a family to cope? (adapted from back cover.) What would you think? How would you feel? Such was the situation with Kayla Woodhouse and her family.
"How the Woodhouse family has faced seemingly impossible challenges is a story that has captured the hearts of America. Millions...have experienced glimpses of their lives on Discovery's Mystery ER, the Montel Williams Show, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
In her book, Kayla's mother,Kimberley tells Kayla's story, which is indeed the story of the entire family, including Kayla's Dad, Jeremy, and older brother, Josh. It is the story of one family's triumph over seemingly tragic circumstances, and how they experience extreme joy in the midst of one trial after another. Kim writes candidly about the struggles, fears, emotions of everyday life. She takes us behind the scenes, as it were, to give us a picture of life as her family experiences it. You will laugh, and you will be moved to tears as you read this heart-wrenching and heart-warming story.
Kim has included many photos of the family as well as of their now-famous "extreme" home. Yes, overwhelming trials are met with overcoming JOY. The story of the Woodhouse family will both challenge and bless you. Thanks, Kim, for sharing your heart, as well as your joy!
Kim is a popular author and speaker. She has spoken to more than 600 churches, conferences, seminars, and retreats. As a third generation Liszt student, she has passed down her love for the arts to hundreds of students and has recorded three music albums. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In addition to her non-fiction writing, she writes romantic suspense and children's books. Currently, she and Kayla are co-authoring No Safe Haven, a romantic suspence based in Alaska. It is due to be released in March, 2011, and is the first in a three-book series.
Follow Kim on Facebook and Twitter, and check out her website at http://www.kimberleywoodhouse.com/.
I would like to thank Kim for providing a copy of her book for review purposes. The book is published by Tyndale Publishers, Inc. and is a Focus on the Family resource. Available through your favorite bookseller.