Too Wise to Be Mistaken, Too Good to Be Unkind

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Author: Cathy Steere


Christian Parents Contend with Autism

The story of David and Cathy Steere's autistic son Drew, and their commitment to raise him in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and how God honored their efforts.

The serious challenges and even griefs which often accompany the presence of an autistic child in a family are well-documented both in medical annals and are all the more embedded in the memories of those whose homes have suffered this trial. Few stories can be found which offer much encouragement for those in the dilemma.

This book is an exception. Cathy Steere shares, with an honesty that cannot be missed, the story of how she and her husband David trained their autistic son Drew in ways that point unmistakable to the sufficiency of God's Word to guide us in all of life. It is a moving testimony of how God honors those who honor Him and trust His promise more than the emptiness of men's philosophies. The story will be an encouragement to all parents seeking to train their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

About the Author:

Cathy Steere and her husband, David, live in Washington state and homeschool their two sons, Drew and Elliot. She is author of Too Wise to be Mistaken, Too Good to be Unkind.  They are members of Providence Reformed Baptist Church of Tacoma.  Cathy has contributed magazine articles on autism and is frequently consulted to assist parents of special needs children. Drew is now (as of 2018) a thriving adult serving well in home, church, and community.


Too Wise To Be Mistaken, Too Good To Be Unkind is excellent in every way. This emotional story of how the Steeres approached their responsibilities as parents demonstrates how we all should approach our responsibilities — with the Bible as our guide. They persevered even when the outcome was not as they expected. I believe that Cathy Steere is the expert regarding Drew. But when they consulted “experts”, they were told that the structure they had provided was just what he needed. This structure is providing continual progress. One lesson of great encouragement: God equips us for the task He gives.”  ~ Maggie Dail, M.A. in Special Education