This is the true story of Emily Colson, a single mother who has faced life’s toughest obstacles. This is also the story of her nineteen-year-old autistic son, Max, a young man who struggles to speak, who some professionals deemed a waste of time. But a young man with a gift. Journey with Emily through this unabridged audio download as she shows how Max unraveled the thinking of those who tried to teach him and help him, a lesson that seemingly weak people can be more powerful than the strong--including strong people like Max’s own grandfather, Chuck Colson.
- Great book for anyone wanting insight into autism.
I have a daughter with autism and I could not only identify with the author but could appreciate the differences of our children. The effect on a family with an autistic child can be devastating but God is faithful.
- Inside view of disability and blessings
I just finished listening to "Dancing with Max" by Emily Colson with prologue and epilogue by Charles Colson. Having this book narrated by the author and her father made this story so personal. It made me an intimate audience to Emily's day to day struggle between Max's needs and the "system's" demands. Each person created by God is unique. When you add to the situation, that person's ability to have and enjoy all that life has to offer is laid upon the shoulders of another, it creates a devine tension. I love this person and will fight to the death for their wellbeing and at the same time, when and by whom will that same thing apply to me? Listening to Emily tell the story really drew me into this struggle as well as giving voice to my own narrative. I am also a mother to a son with profound disabilities that through the outpouring of grace on his life I get to watch him touch and change lives by just being who he is.