A Good and Perfect Gift

Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny

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An Honest, Hopeful Look at Unexpected Challenges

Challenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings readers into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the author learns to embrace the face that we are all dependent on God and one another. This books will inspire readers who appreciate beautiful writing coupled with deep insights about life and faith.

"Amy Julia Becker has the courage and grace to tell the truth. Whether you are a parent or not, whether the children in your life are 'typical' or not, this story will shake you, change you, and encourage you."--Andy Crouch, author, Culture Making


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"Amy Julia Becker has the courage and grace to tell the truth. Whether you are a parent or not, whether the children in your life are 'typical' or not, this story will shake you, change you, and encourage you."
--Andy Crouch, author, Culture Making, editorial board, Books and Culture

"It takes faith to turn an unmet expectation into something delightfully exceptional, and Amy Julia Becker learned to do just that when Penny was born. Poignant and powerful, the world needs more stories of inspiration like this one!"
--Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center


The Author

  1. Amy Julia Becker

    Amy Julia Becker

    Amy Julia Becker is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, which critic Andy Crouch included in his list of the best books of 2009. She graduated from Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and writes regularly for Motherlode, the...

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"Awe inspiring, courageous and honest, I could not put this book down until I reached the final page... Amy Julia shares the beauty of her daughter Penny, the person that she is, not just the diagnosis the professionals speak over her daughter. This book touched my life in ways I never envisaged. I recommend this book for everyone." --Jayne Hounsome, Christian Marketplace Magazine (U.K.)