A world traveler with an extensive educational background, Author & Ghostwriter, Amy Bovaird, has written a book that gives greater insight into mobility acclimation. I was blessed with the opportunity to review Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, prior to its release in nine days.
Amy has Usher Syndrome, described as “the most common condition that affects both hearing and vision.”* Losing vision can be a challenge all by itself, throw in hearing loss and navigating in a sighted world becomes very scary.
Though I do not know what it is like to lose my hearing, as someone who personally struggled with the idea of using a white cane I could easily identify with many of the situations Amy talked about. The book gripped me from the beginning and I read it in one sitting.
Amy has a great sense of humor which easily comes through in her writing. There were many instances in the book when I found myself laughing or crying. Without giving too much away, one particular situation was when one of her friends was taking Amy to a picnic. The scene ended in disaster and the way Amy described it, well, let’s just say I was laughing out loud.
It seems like there are two worlds: one for the sighted and one for the blind. But it’s actually the same world, just seen from a different perspective.” ~ Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith
On a more serious note, when I reached the point of reading these words: “We are invited to live for our Heavenly Father within a continuum of life experiences. We, ourselves, choose how to respond” I lost it to the point of sobbing. Depending on where we are in our spiritual lives we’ve all encountered a time where we are at a crossroad and have to make a choice.
Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, speaks to the topics on the social aspects of vision/hearing loss, the importance of mobility training, isolation, acceptance, and, belief in God to name a few. I highly recommend reading this book so that you too can become inspired.
Amy, I want to thank you for allowing me the honor to be among the chosen bloggers to review your book. You are such and inspiration and it has been my pleasure getting to know you better.
To learn more about Amy you can obtain a free chapter of her book Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, visit her blog and Facebook page from the links listed below:
- To download a free copy of the first chapter click HERE.
- A Model To Follow (Blog excerpt)
- Amy’s Adventures Blog
- Amy Bovaird, Author FB Page
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