"Riveting . . . may change your life forever." --David J. Pollay, bestselling author of The Law of the Garbage Truck and The 3 Promises
"I read the entire book in one sitting, eager to know what happened next." --Courtney E. Ackerman, California positive psychology author
"One of the best elements of the book is the writing style. It is written in such a manner that you might imagine Faith is sitting across from you and telling you her life story over a cup of tea." -- Jennifer Donovan, Goodreads
"Blind Black Sheep... ended strong!... dive into the end; advice that rings true awaits." --Jennie Louwes, Reedsy
Official OnlineBookClub.org Review
Post by Fazzier » 23 Apr 2020, 08:53
4 out of 4 stars
Blind Black Sheep: An Extraordinary Story of Defiance, Persistence, and Faith is an inspirational memoir... It takes us through the life of a now 92-year-old Faith Block, who is also a retired special education teacher. Faith Block was born with congenital cataracts, a rare, hereditary eye condition that limited her vision. She could only see partially.... Faith started realizing that, among her other two siblings, her father began treating her apathetically and in ways that made her feel like the odd one out. This had effects of their own in her life.
In this book, the author takes us through how she triumphed over all the challenges that came with the disability. She also recounts how she fought her inner demons of shattered childhood and the effects of her "strict, domineering" dad...It is a reflection of how one can surmount challenges life throws us such as a disability and bad upbringing, among others, to lead a happy and more fulfilled life...
I also liked how well it was written, organized, and executed. The author is a very gifted storyteller. ... it is transparent, engrossing, and entertaining to read. [It] kept me glued from its beginning until the end. The transparency... made me develop a personal connection with her... Most importantly, her triumphs were the most inspiring as they left me energized and motivated me to overcome my own life challenges and live a fuller life.... for all people looking for an inspiring read, this is a must-read.
My favorite aspect of this book was the many life lessons the author incorporated in it....The lessons range from how couples can live tolerably with one another, how to raise your kids regardless of their differences, to how to optimize your potential, among others. As a young person, I learned a lot about how to fill my life with purpose...
All in all, I didn't find anything to dislike about this book. I believe it was professionally edited since, in the entire book, I found just two minor errors.
I'm, therefore, glad to award Blind Black Sheep: An Extraordinary Story of Defiance, Persistence, and Faith by Dick Robinson and Faith Block 4 out of 4 stars.
As a resourceful guide to parenting, I highly recommend it for parents raising any child with or without a disability. Also, I recommend it for any young person yearning to lead a more fulfilled, purposeful life. There are many insights that can help them to set their priorities right early enough and avoid some of the mistakes in life. People who are dealing with challenges in life such as divorce, grief, and disability, among others, can also benefit a lot from reading this. The sexual content in this book is not erotic; there were just some instances of on-page kissing. However, there were a few profanities. This makes it unsuitable for children. Apart from that, I can't find anyone to caution against picking this except for readers who are not into memoirs.