My Diary: Emily Owen by Emily Owen

My Diary: Emily Owen by Emily Owen
My Diary: Emily Owen by Emily Owen

My Diary: Emily Owen by Emily Owen

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Facing deafness as a teenager, this is the remarkable true story of Emily Owen told in a diary format for older children.

Hi, I'm Emily.

I loved music and sport at school and wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. But then I discovered that I had a serious illness. I needed lots of operations which changed my life forever. Suddenly my life was going to be very different to the one I had planned. Would I still be able to trust God?

I wrote a diary to help me remember what happened, how I felt, and how God helped me. I hope it might help you to see how God is with you too.

P.S. It's alright if you read my diary, but I don't want anyone else to see it, OK?

Content Benefits:

Written as diary entries, children can see first-hand how Emily learnt to trust God in all her circumstances and learn that even though life might not work out as expected, God always has a plan. 

  • A real-life story of difficulty, disability and hope
  • Covers issues such as self-image, self-worth, loss, faith, perseverance and mental health
  • Questions at the end of the book help start conversations around these topics
  • Looks at how a teenager dealt with becoming deaf and faced serious health issues
  • Told in a first person, diary format
  • Includes line drawings
  • Shows that God is with us even in the worst of circumstances
  • Encourages readers to be thankful everyday
  • Ideal for Sunday School prizes or gifts
  • Suitable for schools to use in RE or PHSE
  • Suitable for children aged 8-12


Author bio: EMILY OWEN grew up in Leicester. Aged 16, she was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition, neurofibromatosis type 2, which has led to numerous operations and left her deaf. Emily speaks at meetings and events, both Christian and secular, and enjoys sharing her life experiences. She is also a trustee of the Neuro Foundation which supports those living with neurofibromatosis.

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