Sparks of Redemptive Grace is a book to comfort and encourage families who care for mentally ill loved ones. It is also for friends, pastors and professionals who want to gain a better understanding of such families.

The book was written under a pseudonym, Catherine, to help protect the privacy of the family. Identifying details are kept to a minimum for the same reason. The author is a mother who, with her husband, cares for an adult son who struggles with bipolar disorder. She has served as a missionary and now works as an independent communication consultant for faith-based nonprofits. Active in her church as a Bible study leader and intercessor, Catherine also mentors women in issues of faith and faithfulness. She is a contributor to bible.org. A trained teacher for NAMI Family-to-Family classes, Catherine is an advocate for mental health services and legislation. Catherine has been married to Nelson for over 35 years. He continues in mission work, serving alongside some of the least-reached peoples on earth by traveling often from home in the U.S.

  • Author: Catherine P. Downing
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: HISPublishing Group (2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0-578-17717-5

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