Monday, November 3, 2008

Lessons I Learned in the Dark

Steps to Walking by Faith, Not By Sight
by Jennifer Rothschild
Multnomah, 2002

Jennifer Rotschild sees spiritual things more clearly than most people. Perhaps that is because she is physically blind. It wasn't always so; her sight began to fade as a middle-school student and she was declared legally blind at the age of 15.

In Lessons I Learned in the Dark, Jennifer shares the story of what it was like to go from being a sighted person to someone dependent on others, on a cane, and on other sensory cues. She also draws parallels between coping with physical blindness and approaching life with faith. Some of the lessons are: take the first step; fall down - get up; and laugh at yourself.

Today Jennifer is a highly sought-after public speaker, musician and song-writer, as well as a wife and the mother of two boys. Her story is one of encouragement and inspiration and its message is for anyone.

She has written a companion book, Lessons I Learned in the Light: All You Need to Thrive in a Dark World and another entitled Fingerprints of God: Recognizing God's Touch on Your Life.

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