Josiah's Fire: Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him a Voice
Where is hope when there is no hope? First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play, and socialize. The diagnosis: Autism Spectrum...
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Where is hope when there is no hope?
First-time parents Joe and Tahni Cullen were thrust into the confusing world of autism when their toddler, Josiah, suddenly lost his ability to speak, play, and socialize. The diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder. In their attempts to see Josiah recover and regain speech, the Cullens underwent overwhelming physical, emotional, and financial struggles. While other kids around him improved, Josiah only got worse.
Five years later, Josiah, who had not been formally taught to read or write, suddenly began to type on his iPad profound paragraphs about God, science, history, business, music, strangers, and heaven. Josiah's eye-opening visions, heavenly encounters, and supernatural experiences forced his family out of their comfort zone and predictable theology, catapulting them into a mind-blowing love-encounter with Jesus. Find hope in hardship. Catch a fresh glimpse of heaven. Learn to hear and trust God's voice. Identify the roles of Father, Son, and Spirit. Be aware of the workings of angels, and much more! Follow a trail of truth into Josiah's mysterious world, and see why his family and friends can no longer stay silent.
CHERYL RICKER is an author, blogger, speaker, and poet who enjoys all things artsy. She writes supernatural true-life stories that ignite people's passion to pursue God. Like Josiah's Fire, her first book of this genre, Rush of Heaven: One Woman's Miraculous Encounter with Jesus, also reveals that with God all things are possible. Cheryl studied creative writing at York University in Toronto, Ontario, and theology at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. When Cheryl is not writing books, painting with watercolours, or sharing her faith, she loves having heart-to-heart conversations with her husband and two sons at their home in southeast Minnesota.
TAHNI CULLEN is a people-lover, blogger, and conference speaker, who brings a powerful message of hope and restoration. She worked thirteen years at a multi-campus church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota where she served in communication arts and as a ministry director. Tahni and her producer husband, Joe, created an award-winning documentary called Surprised by Autism. They live with their son, Josiah, in Saint Paul, where they enjoy exploring Minnesota's museums and destinations.