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Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith (The Mobility Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – October 4, 2014
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What I enjoyed most was the author's honesty, sense of humor and spirituality. Sharing her own experiences and stories provides examples to all of us how our faith can be lived throughout each day in our life. Her conversations with God and how He provided the answers was most refreshing in a world where most people have forgotten to include God in daily life.
Readers will discover that people living with a sight loss are just like those of us who can see but do things in a different way, using different techniques and devices.
As a trained Orientation and Mobility Specialist I would encourage people experiencing sight impairments and even other instructors for the blind to step out in faith and read Mobility Matters by Amy Bovaird.
The author expressed feelings of shame over her disability at the beginning of the book, and I was glad to see her overcome that. I cheered when she finally saw what a victory it was to take what she had been given, face it with courage, and become a more complex, complete, and perfect (in the sense of striving to be perfect in Christ) creation she is as a result.
The memoir is written in friendly, relatable prose, which makes you feel like you and the author could be friends.
This memoir was my first audiobook and I really enjoyed it. The narrator’s pace and animated tone make the stories easy to follow. The conversational writing style made me feel like a participant in the stories and allowed me to visualize the experiences narrated. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about Usher syndrome as well as to those dealing with vision and/or hearing challenges, or any other challenge for that matter. It can inspire and provide a guideline to persons newly diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa or Usher syndrome who may be unsure of what to do next. Parents of children diagnosed with these disorders will also find this memoir very helpful.
The message that permeates throughout this work is that we cannot let fear take over, and facing what could be a disastrous situation with a little humor helps overcome that dread. The reader also learns that, in spite of the disadvantage of dual sensory loss, individuals like Amy can have a successful career and live a fulfilling and independent life through determination, perseverance and faith.