Book Giveaway: A Good and Perfect Gift

Welcome to our SixSeeds Summer Beach Read Giveaway!

We’re giving away books of our SixSeeds team members — and you won’t believe how many great authors we have on our Faith and Family Channel!

Here’s a description of Amy Julia Becker’s book, A Good and Perfect Gift:

A GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny (Bethany House) is a spiritual memoir that chronicles Amy Julia Becker’s journey through her daughter Penny’s first years of life. Top of her class at Princeton, Amy Julia Becker always imagined that her children would turn out just like her. So when her daughter Penny entered the world with Down syndrome, Becker had to rethink everything.

Beyond tackling the day-to-day whirlwind of doctor visits, child development experts, insulting comments from well-meaning friends and even her own prejudices, Becker comes face to face with terrifying emotions. Worry that Penny would die early or that she wouldn’t be able to live on her own. Sorrow over the thought that Penny might not know deep love from another person. And her darkest fear, that Becker herself wouldn’t know how to love her daughter.

But love—love from Penny, love from her husband, love from friends, and love from God—finds a way to pick Becker up out of her fear and into faith. Instead of being a parent crippled by control and expectations, she finds freedom and joy in loving Penny and watching her thrive in who she was perfectly created to be.

BOOK GIVEAWAY Leave a comment for a chance to win A Good and Perfect Gift

On July 20th, we will pick a name in a random drawing from all eligible entries received and send you an email notification.  Limit one (1) entry per person; NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 or older as of date of entry.

About Nancy French

Nancy French is a three time New York Times Best Selling Author.

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  • Justine Stewart

    This sounds like a great book. I would love to win a copy!! Thank you!

    • Kristi

      I would love to read this book. I have three children with chronic health problems and it would be an encouragement to read about someone who also spends a lot of time at doctors and with child developement teachers. Thank you for sharing this book.

  • Megan

    I would love to read this book!! I am currently in my last year of studying to become Special Education teacher focusing on cognitive impairments. I am also in the process of becoming an Elementary Education teacher.

  • Aly

    I cant wait to read your book.

  • Sammi

    I have heard so many great things about this book and have been meaning to read it. Then today I saw this contest on Bristol Palin’s blog! It was fate :) I would love to win a copy!

  • Liz Michels

    I love stories that are inspiring!!!

  • kj

    Looks an interesting read! Would enjoy a copy. Good friends in our church just celebrated the first birthday of their Down’s child. Its been a fascinating journey for them and our church.

  • Misti O’Connor

    Would love a chance to win this. Looks like a great book to read!

  • Kim M.

    This book sounds wonderful! Growing up with a disability myself, I think reading this would give me some insight to what my parents went through during my early life. Thank you for the chance to win this book!!

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  • Grace Mischenko

    My son is 5mo old and was diagnosed with Down syndrome when he was three weeks. I would love to win a copy!

  • Didi

    since I was a young child (8?) I have had a heart and desire to adopt a downs syndrome baby, i’d love to read this family’s journey!

  • Jen

    I mentioned this book to my husband just yesterday . . . but I only know ABOUT it and need to read it!

  • Regina

    Hoping to win! I love a good memoir.

  • Trina

    It sound like a beautiful story! I would love to win a copy!!

  • Rachel

    I would love to win this book! As a pediatrician, this would be a great book to read to help in understanding what patients and families are experiencing when they have an unexpected diagnosis.

  • Cathy Young

    On my list this summer is to read A GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT! And many thanks for these other suggestions – will be checking them out on my Kindle….

  • Patricia

    Having worked with several special-needs children, I would love to read a mother’s book concerning her special-needs child.

  • Andrea

    I’d love to win an extra copy to give to a new Mom that I know.

  • Therese

    I would love to share this book with my sisters. My brother, with Downs, passed away two years ago. What a gift his life was!

  • Holly C

    I would love to win a copy of this book to read and share.

  • belinda belle

    Wow, sounds like a great book! I’d love to win a copy!

  • Melissa W.

    This book sounds great! It would be wonderful to have a copy to read!

  • Kim Harris

    Sounds like an awesome book. Can’t wait to read this. Children are a blessing no matter of they are born healthy or with a disability.

  • Jennie

    I would love to read this book, children who have down syndrome truly are a gift from god!

  • Patricia

    Children with Down Syndrome hold a special place in my heart. I would like to read this book.

  • Teri Elliott-Hart

    So glad she chose to tell this story!

  • kelly buckhalter

    People with “downs” are truely amazing people! Would love to read this book..

  • Nancee

    Please put me in the hat for the drawing!

  • Kelly Raines

    As a teacher and mom… I would like to know more about downs syndrome through the eyes of a mom.

  • Elisabeth McClellan

    Sounds like a great book! I have a few friends that would love this book!