Love Feast

Together at the Table

Martha Johnson Bourlakas

Feb/2016, 176 Pages, Paperback, 5 x 7

ISBN-13: 9780819232137



With autism diagnoses rising, more and more parents find the challenges of caring for an autistic child added to the everyday strains and stresses—and joys—of family life. In a deeply personal, honest, humorous set of essays, Martha Johnson Bourlakas grapples with life—life as a person of faith, life as a wife and mother, life as a clergy spouse (her husband is bishop of Southwestern Virginia), life as the parent of a developmentally disabled young adult, life as one unable to maintain pretense. Reading these essays is like sitting down over coffee with a good friend to commiserate and laugh with someone who understands.

Martha Johnson Bourlakas has a master's degree in education from Vanderbilt and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky. She has been leading Our One Word groups and retreats for two years and has witnessed the power of this experience for women. She resides in Southwestern Virginia with her bishop husband, three daughters, two dogs, and one cat.

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