From Coping to Thriving

Special Needs Parenting Cover

Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving offers emotional and spiritual resources for the journey of special needs parenting. Sharing personal insights as a theologian and the parent of an adult son with special needs, Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley offers seven encouraging and practical tools to help the reader:

  • gain a deeper, grace-filled understanding of God’s presence
  • process deeply held feelings of grief and guilt
  • discover strategies for patience, self-care, and healthy relationships
  • find hope and healing

Powerful for the individual reader, the built-in reflection and discussion questions make Special Needs Parenting an ideal, real-life resource for small groups.

About the Cover Design: Kintsugi, a Japanese style of art, means “beautifully broken.” Repaired with seams of gold, each piece is more interesting due to its unique journey.

“Special Needs Parenting is a must read for family members, pastors, and any person who works with special needs families. Dr. Bradley explores their challenges, grief, and joy with deep sensitivity, theological depth, and practical advice. A blessing to all who read it and allow their lives to be touched by wisdom born of personal experience and biblical scholarship.”

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, United Methodist Church, Texas Annual Conference

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15 thoughts on “From Coping to Thriving

  1. I’m having a hard time finding this book In print. It’s a great book and we’re going to use it for a support group.

    1. Hi Robin, I’m so glad to hear my book has been helpful to you. Unfortunately, the book has pretty much sold old through the publisher and there will not be a third reprint. I have a box of the books at my home. If you email me at we can make arrangements for me to ship some to you. Blessings!

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