This book is the product of a collaboration between Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, one of the leading researchers in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and Doreit Bialer, an OT with many years of experience with SPD on both the personal and professional level. Their goals in writing it were to offer low-cost, low-tech strategies for children with sensorimotor challenges, as well as to teach principles that will allow parents, teachers, and other professionals to problem solve on their own and come up with effective solutions that will address the specific sensory issues faced by their child, student, or client. Full review here
Good book – very focused on one specific topic – self-talk. Dr. Stoop goes into a lot of detail about how this is formed and how it affects us, as well as how to change it so that we can have a more positive and even healthy life.
I have enjoyed hearing him on the New Life Live radio show, so was excited when this showed up as a free Kindle download on Amazon. I would recommend it for anyone who struggles with this issue.
While I appreciated her attempt to cover a serious topic that’s not often addressed in Christian fiction, I found myself often confused by the sudden decisions the characters would make. There just wasn’t enough detail regarding the internal thought processes or the specific events that prompted each of their shifts.
The portrayal of the two different worlds was fairly good, though, and I did like the way she went between two different stories and brought them together towards the end. I think this could have used another rewrite to be worth recommending.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read because I didn’t want to stop reading!
The storyline centers around a single mom who is still adjusting to her divorce and struggling with her ex over custody of their two sons. In the book, we see her come to understand more about herself and why her husband left, as well as uncover some secrets about her family of origin that explain a lot regarding her past.
She meets a wonderful mentor lady who we learn a bit about, and it appears the second book in the series will focus more on her. I enjoyed the setting, the characters, and of course the romance!
And here’s what I’m reading now (we won’t mention the three books I have finished but not reviewed yet!):