First-Time Xulon Author Releases Book for Special Needs Children, Parents, Educators

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Written to uplift special needs children by demonstrating they too are created with God-given gifts and abilities.

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When we look at everyone through the eyes of God's Word, we see possibilities and not limits

Within the pages of Elaine Bender’s new book,I AM EXCEPTIONAL ($10.49, paperback, 9781545646007; $20.99, hardcover, 9781545646014; $4.99, ebook, 9781545646021), readers will find a book that shares a beautiful scripture-based message that highlights the truth that in God’s eyes, whatever our special needs might be, seen or unseen, we are all His creation and made in His image with special gifts and abilities.

I AM EXCEPTIONAL uplifts special needs children by demonstrating, through its beautiful message and life-affirming illustrations, how they are created with special gifts and abilities. Though the book is written in a way that makes it easy for a child to identify himself in it, it’s also a valuable resource for educators, therapists, and families by encouraging inclusion.

“When we look at everyone through the eyes of God's Word, we see possibilities and not limits,” says Bender.

Many people with special needs are looked upon as limited or unable to contribute within their realm of influence. But that perspective dismisses the truth. I AM EXCEPTIONAL establishes a foundation for children to know and understand that all of us are created in the image of God and needed to fulfill His plan. Through our weaknesses, whether seen or unseen to those around us, God can display His strength.

Elaine Bender is a Christian wife and mother of two sons, one with special needs. Elaine leads a group at her church for moms of special needs children, and she volunteers with the church’s special needs ministry.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date.I AM EXCEPTIONAL is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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