Recommended Reading

CSN has a personal connection to the ministries listed below. Many relevant special needs resources are also available in the Tenth Library.

Ministries and their Websites

August 21, 2011 TenthPress Article:

The Ripples of Grace

Special Needs Resources in Tenth Church Library

Special Needs Books and DVDs for Adults:

  • Barrier Free Friendships: Bridging the Distance Between You and Friends with Disabilities by Joni E. Tada 
  • A Full House of Blessing: The Inspiring Story of the Nicklas Family (DVD)
  • When Robin Prays: The Inspiring Story and Remarkable Life of Robin Hiser (DVD)
  • Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families and Care Givers by Erik Carter
  • God’s Special Child: Lessons from Nathan and Other Children with Special Needs by Donna and Ellis Adee
  • Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion by Cheri Register
  • Friendship Unlimited: How You Can Help a Disabled Friend by Joni E. Tada
  • Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People with Disabilities by Stephanie O. Hubach
  • All God’s Children: Ministry with Disabled Persons by Gene Newman and Joni E. Tada
  • Chronic Kids, Constant Hope: Help and Encouragement for Parents of Children with Chronic Conditions by Elizabeth Hoekstra and Mary Bradford
  • Kids With Special Needs: Information and Activities to Promote Awareness and Understanding by Veronica Getskow and Dee Konczal
  • A Difference in the Family: Living with a Disabled Child by Helen Featherstone

Special Needs Books for Kids:

  • Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
  • Signing at Sunday School
  • Ian’s Walk: A Story About Autism by Laurie Lears
  • Radiance Descending by Paula Fox
  • Someone Special Just Like You by Tricia Brown
  • We’ll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve Bodeen
  • My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson
  • Views From Our Shoes: Growing up with a Brother or Sister With Special Needs by Donald Meyer
  • Hi, I’m Ben and I’ve Got a Secret by Julie Bouwkamp
  • In Jesse’s Shoes by Beverly Lewis
  • My Friend With Autism by Beverly Bishop

The Elderly and Their Special Needs

  • The Tribute and the Promise: How Honoring Your Parents will Bring Blessing To Your Life by Dennis Rainey
  • The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring For People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias and Memory Loss in Later Life (4th edition) by Nancy L. Mace
  • Serving and Challenging Seniors: To Encourage Ministry To and By Seniors by George Fuller
  • My Turn to Care: Encouragement for Caregivers of Aging Parents by Marlene Bagnull
  • Spiritual Care: A Guide for Care Givers by Judith Allen Shelly