What would you think if you had a seven-year old autistic boy who’s unable to speak, has never been formally taught to read or write, suddenly start typing words on an iPad about God, faith, his frequent trips to heaven, and other remarkable thoughts, ranging from science to theology?
Josiah’s Fire: Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him A Voice is about just such a boy. His story is real. His name is Josiah Cullen. While I’ve never personally met Josiah or his family, I do know the co-author of the book, Cheryl Ricker. I got to know Cheryl at our Global Legacy leadership meetings in Minnesota.
Cheryl is an author and writer and been sharing stories with us about her latest project to write Josiah’s story and how she had spent countless hours interviewing Josiah’s mother, Tahni. Cheryl and Tahni eventually put Josiah’s amazing story into book form in 2016. After hearing so much about Josiah’s story, I had to get the book (I’ve since bought another copy because my wife stole mine and won’t let go of it 🙂 ).
I can say without any danger of overstating that this book is a true page-turner! It reads like a novel and you will not be able to put it down! If you liked books like “Heaven Is For Real,” you will absolutely love this book.
You will be amazed and filled with faith and hope by Josiah’s story. I highly recommend it. To quote Josiah, “God is a good gift giver.”
When I was at our meeting last week, Cheryl mentioned that Tahni had been on Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” TV show. Here’s a video recording of the show. You’ll want to see this!