From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens―one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.”
Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great.
Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you’re an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you’ll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book.
Don't miss out on a Different Bible study experience! This guided journey through Scripture is for anyone who:
- Knows what it’s like to just not fit in;
- longs to feel known, safe, and understood;
- and wonders where they truly belong.
Join beloved author Sally Clarkson and her son Joel in this 12-session exploration of misfits in the Bible―and the surprising ways they became heroes of the faith. God has always taken ordinary people―like Peter, Ruth, Job, and Elijah―and used them to accomplish great things. You’ll learn how God can take your own weaknesses and turn them into strengths as he draws you outside the safety of yourself and into the glorious whirlwind of His plan for your life.
From working on college campuses, to sharing the Gospel behind the Iron Curtain as a missionary, traveling around the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia to speak on discipleship, Sally Clarkson has tenaciously sought after God's kingdom, and has used her ministry to encourage others to do the same.
From her best-selling books such as Own Your Life, Desperate (with Sarah Mae), and her latest, The Lifegiving Home, Sally has shared from her heart and home about the value of motherhood and the potential for home to cultivate life, love, and faith.
In 1995, She and her husband Clay founded Whole Heart Ministries, which has encouraged thousands of families around the world in discipling their children.
Nathan Clarkson is an actor, a writer, a producer, a speaker, a poet, and a lover of stories. Nathan has appeared in national commercials, TV shows, and feature films. Recently Nathan starred opposite Kevin Sorbo in the faith-based film Confessions of a Prodigal Son, written and produced by Nathan and his production company, Lighting Dark.
While growing up, Nathan was constantly described as "out of the box." But even though he was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other learning disabilities, Nathan was able to take what many saw as "disorders" and turn them into "superpowers."
Nathan lives all over but can usually be found in New York or Colorado Springs. He is an imperfect but dedicated Jesus follower and is passionate about revealing truth, beauty, love, and purpose through the beautiful art of story.