Ghost Boy by Martin Pestorius

ghost boyAn absolutely amazing story! From the first chapter all the way to the end I found myself not wanting to put this book down as I was drawn so deeply into the life of Martin. Several things amaze me about this book.

First of all, it is an autobiography. The story alone is amazing but the fact that Pistorius writes it all himself is astounding. The style, the flow, the way he describes things are all so beautiful and well done. It’s surprising that he didn’t use a ghost writer.

Second, it was a learning experience for me like none other. To be able to enter into the mind and experiences of someone with these disabilities helps widen my world view, my understanding, and my compassion for those suffering with disabilities. The abuse he received as many treated him less than human is tragic. Martin gives us an insider’s view that is very rare. That said, I felt that for the most part he left out the subject of God and religion. Certainly he mentions God a few brief moments. Toward the end he briefly mentions that God will be the center of their marriage which reveals that God is a bigger part of his life than he has told.

Third, it was inspirational to see how someone with so very little was able to accomplish so much. We take for granted so much in our everyday life. To make a single sound, to pour a cup of coffee, or sit up without falling over – all of these were things Martin could not do. And yet he overcame his limitations, graduated from college, found full time employment, and married the woman of his dreams. Incredible!

This is a book that will bless you enormously as it did me!

This book has been reviewed as a part of the Book Sneeze Blogger review program. Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishers who provided a copy for review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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