by Robert K. Rittenhouse



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/6/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781477280577
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781477280584

About the Book

There comes a time when each of us must decide to heed God’s call to action and join Him in His divine work. This is the story of Bob and Pat Rittenhouses's answer to that call. True religion, as defined by Scripture, is “to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27, NKJV). Taking this verse to heart, the Rittenhouses decided to open their hearts and home to a deaf child. In His mysterious but wonderful way, God brought Nori and the Rittenhouses together. What follows is the journey that Bob, Pat, and Nori traveled as they became a family. It is a beautiful story of God’s grace and love. Having known the Rittenhouses for a number of years, I can attest to the blessing that Bob and Pat have been to Nori as well as the blessing Nori has been to each person she meets. May God use this book to challenge each of us to answer His call and show His love in a world that is in such desperate need. Charles W. Penland Jr. D.Min. Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis

About the Author

The author, Dr. Robert Rittenhouse, is the father of Nori. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in Deafness and Cognition. For 45 years he has been a teacher, a university professor and an administrator. As a university professor for 25 years at Illinois State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he published five books and over 75 juried journal articles on language and thought in deaf children. He has traveled internationally to lecture and conduct research in Bolivia, Honduras, North Africa and the Middle East. In 1988 he won a Fulbright to Calcutta, India. Along with his wife Patricia, Nori’s mother and herself a teacher of the Deaf at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, he does missionary work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras with the New Life Deaf Ministry.