The Life You Never Expected shortlisted for Christian Book of the Year

4th January 2016

The Life You Never Expected, by Andrew and Rachel Wilson, has been shortlisted for the Speaking Volumes Christian Book Awards 2016.

The winner is selected by a public vote and will be announced at CRE at Excel London on 17th May. Please do vote here to support your favourite book on the shortlist.

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.