The Life You Never Expected
By Andrew & Rachel Wilson
Sometimes you end up living the life you never expected. When Andrew and Rachel found out that one, and then both, of their children had severe autism, their world was turned on its head.
This is a book about surviving, and thriving, when something goes horribly wrong. It is a mixture of their story and God’s story, and the way in which his has shaped theirs.
With clarity and biblical insight, they share their experience of grief and worship, struggle and hope. As well as reflecting on the specific challenges of raising children with special needs, they speak to broader questions as well: the problem of suffering, building a marriage under pressure, fighting for joy and trusting in the goodness of God.
This is not just a book for families and friends of special needs children, but for all who have been thrown a curve ball in life, and need to know how to lament, worship, pray and hope.
Andrew and Rachel Wilson are part of the leadership team at King’s Church, Eastbourn, UK, and parents to Zeke and Anna. Andrew is the author of Incomparable, GodStories and If God, Then What?