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A Different Kind of Perfect: The Story of Parents' Choices and a Special Child's Blessings [Hardcover]

By George Michael Lane (Author)
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A Different Kind of Perfect is a story about parents choosing a child with Down syndrome and the implications of that choice. It's a story about faith and blessings in an imperfect world that craves and idealizes perfection. It's also a story about finding God's perfection through love. Written with an honest voice, George Michael Lane draws the reader into his family's personal story that Bill Thompson, a retired publishing executive, describes as having the potential to touch a lot of lives. "It's inspirational, educational, and terribly moving. I've certainly left some tears on my copy of the book," he says. And a reviewer at the Writer's Edge notes, "The premise of the book is compelling. The focus on perfection-and how the human perspective differs from God's-is powerful and moving...The struggle with whether or not to terminate the pregnancy is honest and will hit a nerve with a contemporary audience."

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A Different Kind of Perfect is a story about parents choosing a child with Down syndrome and the implications of that choice. It's a story about faith and blessings in an imperfect world that craves and idealizes perfection. It's also a story about finding God's perfection through love. Written with an honest voice, George Michael Lane draws the reader into his family's personal story. The struggle with whether or not to terminate the pregnancy is honest and will hit a nerve with a contemporary audience.

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Studio: Gom Publishing Llc
Pages   262
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Gom Publishing Llc
ISBN  1932966544  
ISBN13  9781932966541  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! The author, a Senior Vice-President of Global Human Resources, earned his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He lives with his wife and daughter in Camp Hill, PA and on Great Diamond Island, Maine.

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7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Special Education > Learning Disabled
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10Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Different Kind of Perfect: The Story of Parents' Choices and a Special Child's Blessings?

A Special Life .......  Mar 27, 2009
George Lane had my heart captured with every word on every page. This book is not about a special child, but a very special life. Just always doing the right thing feels good....making the the right personal choice in the Lane's lives answered the meaning of their life together. How much better can life be when you have total love and unrelenting faith?
I recommend this book to everyone who has doubts about who they can be or really want to be. I am a better person to have George Lane as a friend. The Lane's unconditional love journey will never end.
 
GREAT BOOK  Sep 25, 2008
What a Great book. I couldn't put it down till I finished it. It is a Great true story that is full of love and faith in God. If this book doesn't move you there is something wrong. I loved the way the author draw in the connection of baseball. What a great title for this book, it truly fits the book. You could really feel the love that George has for his wife, daughter, family and God. Boy, did George and his wife make the right decision. George Lane is a talented author, I would love to read more. I highly recomend this book and be ready to not be able to put it down.
 
A beautiful memoir of love and faith  Jul 18, 2008
This book is a beautiful memoir full of love and faith. George Lane's honesty is heartwarming and inspiring. The struggle that George and Thea endured in their decision making process is humbling to the reader, as are the challenges that their family has endured. But the most powerful thing about this book is that the Lanes don't dwell on the challenges, they embrace their daughter and sister and love her for all that she is.
 
Compelling story for all levels of society  Jun 19, 2008
A Different Kind of Perfect has validated my recent conversion to accept the Anti-Abortion credo of "Life begins at conception". I am married to an Obstetrician who abstains from performing abortions in her practice, instead counseling patients that placing the baby up for adoption was a more humane option and one God's blessings would adorn. George and Thea (I feel comfortable in calling them by their first names after getting to know them so well through the book) faced a truly difficult decision. Why complicate what appeared to be a normal, active and wholesome life by having a child certain to tax their patience and resources, and ultimately their marital and family harmony.

Early on, the book's agonizing account of the mental and spiritual torment confronting the couple to knowingly have a child with Down Syndrome forced me to better understand the complexity of the choice by partners I sensed were ordinary people. George writes with clarity of purpose in telling the story of Amy, revealing a passion for doing what's best for his special child and family, and displaying an unabashed fervor for his beloved Red Sox. The juxtaposition of following a Baseball World Series with the thinking behind one of life's most difficult decisions was an artful touch.

I literally could not put the book down as it was important for me to know that the special blessings involved in facing a travail many couples would eschew brought such great rewards to the entire Lane clan. What a delight it would be to happen upon George, Thea and Amy one day, perhaps at a Peter, Paul & Mary concert!

Of course, I'm sure Amy would be smiling and George and Thea enthralled by their little "sweetie".
 
Inspiration  Jun 10, 2008
George Lane is an inspirational writer and "A Different Kind of Perfect" is a true love story. George "connects the dots" of life. He obviously has successfully dealt with life issues with an honest and sincere effort in doing the right thing. George and his family are to be admired and in addition, George is a credit to Red Sox Nation!


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Straube Associates
Executive Search
North Andover, MA
 

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