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  • Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity
  • By: Daniel Bowman Jr.
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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On the Spectrum

By: Daniel Bowman Jr.
Narrated by: Adam Verner
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Summary

Nearly everyone knows someone on the autism spectrum, whether it's a niece or nephew, a student in their classroom, a coworker, or a sibling, spouse, or child. One in 54 children have autism, according to the CDC, and autism is reported across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Yet most of what people think they know about autism is wrong.

On the Spectrum debunks myths with a realistic yet hope-filled deep dive into the heart, mind, and life of a Christian. Daniel Bowman, a novelist, poet, and professor, received an autism diagnosis at age 35 after experiencing crises in his personal and professional lives. The diagnosis shed light on his experience in a new, life-giving way. In this captivating book, Bowman reveals new insights into autism, relationships, faith, and the gift of neurodiversity.

Rather than viewing autism as a deficiency, Bowman teaches listeners - through stories of his heartbreaks and triumphs - authentic ways to love their neighbors as themselves, including their autistic neighbors who are fearfully and wonderfully, if differently, made.

©2021 Daniel Bowman Jr. (P)2021 eChristian

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  • P.Tea
  • 30-01-23

The More you Know

I thought the author was going to talk from the point of view of the parent so it was refreshing to hear the author is speaking from his own point of view and it helps better understand people with autism.

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  • Charlie Hernandez
  • 07-08-22

I must read for any pastor, teacher or relative of someone with autism

As a father of three adult children with autism I have navigate it many situations that were portrayed in this book. I believe that Daniel Bowman has described masterfully and articulated both of the struggles and the triumphs of living in the spectrum of autism. I am so inspired and grateful for books like this! I am also a pastor who has been able to witness how my own children have a particular relationship with Christ.
I strongly recommend this book to any teacher, Pastor, parent or friend of someone in the spectrum. It will open up their eyes to see Autism
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  • asdf
  • 29-06-22

Okay

The writer has an important message, but he keeps beating a dead horse long before the end of the book in my opinion. YMMV.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-22

Honest, Sincere, Artful, Heartfelt

I really appreciated the artistic and thoughtful way Daniel Bowman described his story of being on the spectrum. As a Mom of a daughter on the spectrum, I found his stories to be insightful, perspective changing, and helpful. We need more voices like this! Thank you for stepping out and sharing some of your life and story Daniel Bowman. I'm also a Taylor graduate and I felt the honoring culture of Taylor, I remember from years ago, shining through this work of art!