Thursday, April 27, 2017

REVIEW: It's Okay About It Lessons from A Remarkable Five-Year-Old About Living Life Wide Open By Lauren Casper

It's Okay About ItLessons from A Remarkable Five-Year-Old About Living Life Wide Open

By Lauren Casper
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

Popular blogger Lauren Casper shares poignantly simple yet profound wisdom about removing the barriers we construct around our hearts and doing life full-on, all from the least expected source: her five-year-old son, Mareto.
For Lauren Casper, living with her five-year-old autistic son, Mareto, is a lot like playing the telephone game. He blurts out little phrases that have their origin in something he saw or heard, but by the time they make their way through his mind and back out of his mouth they’ve transformed—often into beautiful truths about living a simple, authentic, love- and joy-filled life.
Mareto has a number of mantras, scripted phrases he says over and over. They seem silly at first, but as Casper has thought about them over time, she’s realized he is actually sharing important life lessons. From “it’s okay about it,” a simple reminder that even when things are painful or difficult, things will be okay because of the God who promises never to leave or forsake his children, to “you’re making me feelings,” which teaches the importance of leaning into one’s emotions and, in doing so, sharing a piece of oneself with loved ones—Mareto’s simple yet profound wisdom is a reminder to embrace the broken beauty of life, to believe in a God bigger than human comprehension, to love others even when it doesn’t make sense, and to find joy in unexpected places.
For all those looking to recapture the faith, simplicity, wonder, hope, courage, and joy of life, It’s Okay About It provides a guide to look inward and live outward, to discover the most wide open and beautiful life possible.
Popular blogger Lauren Casper shares poignantly simple yet profound wisdom about removing the barriers we construct around our hearts and doing life full-on, all from the least expected source: her five-year-old son, Mareto.

MY REVIEW: 
Where to start... This is a VERY well written book that will grasp you within the first chapter. I am a mom myself of two little girls , and I too was told I would NEVER have babies, but I ended up with 5 miscarriages, and two very healthy little girls. My passion has been to work with children, over the past 10 years I have worked with Handicap Adults and Children. This story is is so profound, true, full of love, and raw emotions. You will love this book so much you will find it hard to put it down. Mareto was adopted by a VERY loving christian family as a little baby( Lauren and her husband) from Ethiopia . They did not realize he was Autistic until they went to adopt their daughter . I do not want to spoil it for anyone so I will not go to far in depth but I will tell you this book will leave you feeling  refreshed, not alone, and complete. Lauren is a Blogger and if you have not gone to her blog yet, please do so.  http://www.laurencasper.com/      http://www.laurencasper.com/blog/
I am so happy I received this book to review, it was so worth it! I rank this book at 5 stars out of 5 stars!

1 comment:

Lauren Casper said...

Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words, Vanessa!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and I am truly touched by your review. :)