Chaya's Angels Book Reviews
After reading Chaya's Angels, I was brought back to my memories of working and caring for adults and children with Down Syndrome. What came back so profoundly was their purity of heart, with no hidden agenda other than love. They give so much of themselves and are truly a blessing for those fortunate to know them. That was the biggest lesson for me. Even though I am a senior now, I would openly take care, spend time in whatever capacity, to be with these angels. They make you open your heart because they are already open waiting for your love. Yes, Chaya has a big heart, and her rewards were love and more love from these enlightened people.
The wedding Of Avichi and Kirin made me cry. Two people with Down syndrome overcame other people's opinions of how they should live their lives. Chaya recognized this. They are pioneers forging ahead, teaching us that love need no limitations.. Trust the power of love. Humanity needs a reminder of our own potential for love and to share it.
EG's Reality Press
Chaya’s Angels: A Spiritual Journey with Downs Syndrome, is an honest, no-holds-barred account of the life of an incredible woman, who has devoted her life to rescuing and caring for special needs children – not in some cold, clinical, institution, but in her home, and in her heart. Chaya makes no bones about sharing the trials and tribulations, the hardships and heartache of caring for and bringing up these special children – and sometimes losing them. But most of all, Chaya’s Angels shows us, in a vivid, personal language that speaks from the heart, the joy of having a special needs child in our lives, as part of our family. Chaya lets us feel the pure love that these children radiate to those around them, and helps us to understand that these children really are just that - special. And if this book does nothing more than persuade just one family to think twice about giving away their newborn special needs baby - for that, it was worth writing. But Chaya’s Angels is a very powerful, moving book, and I believe it will do much, much more than that.
Every pregnant woman fears the possibility of birthing a child with special needs, but Chaya Ben Baruch, in her spiritually uplifting book, Chaya’s Angels: A Spiritual Journey with Downs Syndrome, teaches the reader the true beauty of raising these special souls. Chaya’s book allows the stereotypical belief of Downs babies to crumble: she removes all the negative labels attached to them; depicting their true beauty and inner light.
Chaya takes the reader on an epic journey into the personal lives of she and her husband, as they dive into the unchartered waters of raising multiple Down syndrome babies.
Gifted with an overflowing love and a passion to meets the needs of these babies, Chaya and her husband love these children unconditionally. They band together, through love and devotion, to give these children exactly what they need to thrive.
As a result of reading Chaya’s book, I learned key information and extensive details about the demands of parenting special needs children. I also learned the rich rewards bestowed upon the brave of heart, who dare to embrace this difficult task.
Anyone who has an interest in reading an amazing story of inspiration, or is curious about what it takes to raise babies and children with Down syndrome, will benefit from reading Chaya’s Angels. This book is a powerful contribution to children and adults with special needs, giving the reader a deeper understanding of the joys and rewards of life with these remarkable individuals.
Ariella Bracha Waldinger
Truly Wonderful Story
After reading this book you'll never struggle again with the question "should these children be born?" Differently-abled people have as much right to be here as anyone else and maybe more --- as the story shows us, they teach us way more than we teach them. Spirituality doesn't have to mean going out on a mountaintop to sit in silence... it also means making the world a better place. That message comes through loud and clear.
Thank you for bringing this amazing story to the attention of the world. It's a quick and easy read, since the writing is seamless. We live near a group home where special-need adults live and we are fascinated by their range in abilities and coping methods. Also, their care givers seem patient beyond belief and enjoy their work.
Professor Emeritus FRES
Simon Fraser University
Chaya’s Angels: A Spiritual Journey with Down Syndrome, is an amazing book due to this amazing woman. I could not put the book down. This is a heartwarming story based on Chaya’s life. It reflects all the joy, struggles, and pain she has unselfishly experienced in her journey, to raise five children experiencing Down syndrome. The children themselves are wonderful and so bright: they shine like a new penny.
I can’t imagine being able to do all the things Chaya has done in her lifetime. It seems more like several lifetimes crammed into one person. She definitely walks to the beat of a different drummer. I feel in awe of all her accomplishments. Chaya’s Angels is definitely a book that could be made into a wonderful movie. Don’t wait for the movie: Get the book!
If saints exist, then Chaya Ben Baruch is one of them. She’s an exceptional person in every way: I was exhausted just reading her story, how she lovingly raised five children with Downs, an enormous task for anyone to take on. I imagine that it’s hard enough raising one child with special needs, never mind five! This is also a very well written book, dividing so many topics into chapters, thus making it easier to focus, since there was so much happening in Chaya’s life. Although I don’t normally read books like this, I couldn’t put Chaya’s Angels down, reading it in one sitting. Most men stay away from this type of book, but I wholeheartedly advise them to read Chaya’s Angels, because of the extraordinary life of this impressive woman.
The art of Giving that some are blessed with. A beautiful, beautiful story filled with wondrous relationships, love, and kindness. Favorite one yet, Elaine. Congratulations!
By Shelley Budd
Ray of Hope
As a parent of a special needs child with Down's Syndrome what a ray of hope. I encourage other parents who may have a similar child to order this book, or send it as a gift.
By Sat D. Khalsa