I am interrupting my three-part series: “Three Steps to Accomplishing Anything” to share with you one of the best inspirational books I have read in a long time. “Welcome Home! Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy” is the chronicles of the Woodhouse Family: Dad is Jeremy; Mom, Kimberley; Son, Josh and Daughter, Kayla. From several miscarriages to the birth of Josh and then Kayla, from severe postpartum depression to the discovery of Kayla’s extremely rare nerve disorder, Kimberley led her family on a journey to find out what it means to “count it all joy.”

Kimberley writes with a passion that draws you into her family, and you will fall in love with each member. Have your hankies ready – you will cry – but you will also laugh, smile, and sit on the edge of your seat as you wait for developments in Kayla’s illness and treatment. You will be inspired to make James 1:2-4 your family’s verse to live by: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

If you had to choose only one book to read in the remainder of 2009, make it “Welcome Home! Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy.” You will not regret it. I promise.

Be sure and leave your email address for the drawing for an autographed copy of Kimberley’s book!


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