Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Review: Rex by Cathleen Lewis

Book Summary: 

Rex is a story written by the mother of an 11yr old blind and autistic boy. His mother tells the story of his amazing musical ability and her journey along with him during the struggles, the joys, the happiness and all that the wonderful road of life brings them through. 

My Thoughts and Review:

I received this book thinking it was going to be a "just another memoir", but as I began reading the book, I knew it was much more then that. The author, Cathleen Lewis, draws you into the story about her son and all that they have both endured since he was born blind and soon after discovering he was autistic. The kind of struggles that Rex endured would and could and did, only be help up by a mom with a never ending love for her son, like Cathleen had. She never gave up and she kept going so that her son could have a fulfilling life, one that many thought would never be possible with his "inabilities". Rex is able to overlook the word "inabilities" and become a musical wonder. 

Rex is just not a book about a mother's love to help her son, it is about a mother's journey to discover the deep love of God. She draws closer to God through all the struggles. 

Rex is a must read for everyone. I really enjoyed the book. I think is a testimony to many that no matter the circumstances that God can give you in life, if you draw close to him he will be your guide and help you overcome. 

For more information on the book, the author, to read the first chapter of the book, read other reviews of this book and where you can purchase a copy of this book: Rex by Cathleen Lewis

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of the BookSneeze  program. My opinions of the products are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation.

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