Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Suc by James WalkerLessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Suc by James Walker

Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to…

byJames Walker

Paperback | October 8, 2015

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A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to Understanding and Ultimately Succeeding at Caregiving.

James Walker is not only Jessica’s Dad and an award winning author and designer, but along with his wife Renée, has been Jessica’s 24/7 caregiver for nearly 40 years.

In this book he follows up on his first book, ‘Growing Up with Jessica: A True Story: Blessed by the Unexpected Parenting of a Special Needs Child.'  by carefully recounting the lessons learned and truths revealed, throughout their caregiving experiences.

“...after many years of 24/7 caregiving for our youngest daughter Jessica, 
the scales finally fell off of our eyes and we beheld 
the privilege we had been given as caregivers 
of another human soul. And finally we began embracing 
the joys and blessings of being‘Ultimate Caregivers.”

James Walker

Practical Guidance to Find the Path.

Walker suggests practical ways to acquire the commitment, endurance, and unselfish love needed to become what he describes as an ‘ultimate caregiver.’ Other topics include, the importance of friendships, personal character development, confidence, the miracle of hope, understanding patience, finding blessings, amazing joy and faith, understanding helplessness, the worth of the human soul, and the privilege of caregiving, all of which adds up to the ‘ultimate caregiving’ experience.

Proven Universal Principles

Jessica’s Dad, weaves into his narrative insights from the lives of Viktor Frankel, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Ann Sullivan, Helen Keller, Josh McDowell & Jesus Christ, along with his own practical life experiences. Also included are simple and practical ways to offer support and encouragement, and study and review questions. Any one reading this book will be encouraged and inspired by the Walker’s down to earth and practical experience as an ‘ultimate caregivers.’

Based on true experience not theory.


Award winning author and designer, James Walker and his wife Reneé, have been 24/7 caregivers for their daughter Jessica since 1978. She is the subject of his inspirational caregiving guide books. They cite their many experiences in 'Jessica-land' as the catalyst in their continuing spiritual and emotional growth. They have traveled fr...
Title:Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving: A Longtime Caregiver's Inspirational Guide to…Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.42 inPublished:October 8, 2015Publisher:GreatNewsPress.comLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944080007

ISBN - 13:9781944080006


Table of Contents

DedicationsMemorial Dedication Foreword by Pastor Harold Antrim Notes from Jessica's FamilyChapter One, page 19Into the UNDISCOVERED?LANDWhat is 'Ultimate Caregiving?'Chapter Two, page 31 Your PROBLEMS or MINE? A Matter of Perspective.Chapter Three, page 39The Glue of COMMITMENT.A Really, Really Long Word.Chapter Four, page 45ENDURANCE for the RACE.Sprint or Marathon?Chapter Five, page 53A LOVE that is GENUINE.Acquiring Unselfishness.Chapter Six, page 63Make Lasting FRIENDSHIPS.The Fruits of Unselfish Love.Chapter Seven, page 69Keeping Your PERSPECTIVE.The Width, Breadth & Depth of Life.Chapter Eight, page 75Developing CHARACTER.More than a Cartoon.Chapter Nine, page 83Growing CONFIDENCE.Trust in your Future.Chapter Ten, page 89The Miracle of HOPE.Confidence Breeds Hope.Chapter Eleven, page 95 Where is My PATIENCE?Running Out of It?Chapter Twelve, page 103 The Fruit of BLESSINGS.Flowing From Sacrifice. Chapter Thirteen, page 109Amazing JOY.Adding Everything Up.Chapter Fourteen, page 117Considering FAITH.Someone is at The Door.Chapter Fifteen, page 125Help for HELPLESS.Who is the Helpless One?Chapter Sixteen, page 133Consider the SOUL.What is a Soul Worth?Chapter Seventeen, page 143It is Our PRIVILEGE.The Greatest of them All.Chapter Eighteen, page 151Traveling in JESSICA-LAND.We 'Grew Up' with Jessica.Chapter Nineteen, page 159Questions & Activities.Understanding Ultimate CaregivingThe APPENDIX: page 171Appendix: Table of Contents, page 173Resources for Caregiving, page 175'12 Days of Hope' Challenge, page 175Your Review Requested, page 176Chart of Quotes, page 177Personal Resources, page 179Websites & Digital Resources, page 181Jessica Book Information 182 Credits, Photo Notes Bibliographic Summary, page 185Our Family, 'Growing Up with Jessica,' page 189Pages for Your Personal Notes: 191-194

Editorial Reviews

From the Award Winning Author of 'Growing Up with Jessica' comes a NEW heartfelt & honest guide for 'Caregivers' & their families & friends, inspired by 37 years of real 24/7 experience. "...after many years of 24/7 caregiving for our youngest daughter Jessica, the scales finally fell off of our eyes and we beheld the privilege we had been given as caregivers of another human soul. And finally we embraced the joy and blessings of being 'Ultimate Caregivers."James Walker, Jessica's Dad & Author of'Growing Up with Jessica: A True Story' & 'Lessons from Jessica: Ultimate Caregiving'"Such an inspiring book! Loved every page. Thank You!""I love the idea. I think it is important to let the caregiver know how much they mean to you and that they are loved.""So very true... caregiving is a privilege.""...an easy read that not only held my interest, but entertained me while informing and teaching me invaluable information from someone who continues to live these lessons everyday.""Loved having the review questions to reinforce what was read...""I enjoyed the well known examples of Viktor, Agnes, Josh, Annie & Helen, interspersed through out... it is very effective how you brought them back into the story...""Beautiful inspiration on JOY!""I want everyone to read this amazing book!""Intertwining your life experiences then linking them to the impact these experiences had on your life, path and choices, kept the book real and made the lessons you are sharing more profound and meaningful.""The chapter on 'unselfish love' ministered to me greatly...""...I see a readable, helpful book that needs no changes. ...I would give you an 'A' grade for the entire book, including pictures, discussion questions and appendix.""As a 'caregiver friend' we wish we could have read this book years ago.""...great info on how an outsider can help & encourage. Sometimes we don't know...""This book is awesome!""Great specific, practical advice.""I laughed with humor and joy, I was touched with empathy and emotion and I cried, sometimes in sorrow, but also I had tears of joy.""Your book does speak to Retirement Community caregiving people.""What a blessing to read and pour over! You once again have done a super job!""I liked the advice to those observing a caregiver...""I LOVED the ending of this book, What a beautiful and joyous picture you painted to end this story with.""Loved the book...""God bless you for tackling this much needed information."