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Perfectly Human by Sarah C. Williams
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it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir-biography, nonfiction

I read this in one day (it’s only 160 pages) and it moved me to tears multiple times. The memoir of a family who discovers their unborn daughter is severely deformed and will not survive her birth but ultimately decide to carry her to term. It was sad, yes, but the tears came also from the beautiful story of how the mother struggled with peace in the midst of fear, her testimony of how God loved and cared for their entire family and her understanding of what it means to love the vulnerable, weak and imperfect. Her thoughts on personhood and identity are beautiful and moving. Also, her questions about the effects of prenatal testing on society and how it has shaped our understanding of personhood and normality and quality of life are thought-provoking. Highly recommended.

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Reading Progress

December 11, 2018 – Shelved
December 11, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 20, 2018 – Started Reading
December 20, 2018 – Shelved as: memoir-biography
December 20, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 30, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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