Thursday, September 12, 2013

From the Pastor's Bookshelf: Book 1

For my first book of the shelf, I chose the most recent book I was given -- "Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions" by Susan R. Barry.   My kid's Vision Therapist, Dawn,  gave it to me last week because I was reading it during our visits.  It tells the personal story of Susan who was born cross-eyed and had several surgeries as a child to correct her eyes.  She could see 20/20 but her vision was not the same as a most of us.  She saw the world only in 2D, not 3D or stereoscopic vision.  So she investigated and tells us about her journey to correct her own vision and what she learns about the history and the science of vision along the way.

Its a good book, I really enjoyed her descriptions of how she saw the world and how her vision changes with vision therapy.  The part where she describes seeing in 3D for the first time was touching.  Some of the book gets really scientific and difficult to grasp, but don't let that dissuade you from reading about her journey and some of the other people who have had vision therapy as well.

I'm glad I read this book because it gave me a whole new understanding of what amazing work God did in creating our vision.  It has also helped me to once again appreciate what an awesome kid I have -- he has overcome so much more in his life than I have in my lifetime.   His courage and adaptivity to the world is astonishing especially considering what this book taught me about his condition.

If you want to know more about vision therapy check out  they are great people.

I am going to start on Calvary's book club book of the month "Redfield Farm" by Judith Redline Coopey and try to get another book of the shelf next week too.  Happy Reading!

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