Feathers Season 4 Episode 16 with Tahni Cullen: Josiah’s Fire and Child-like Faith


In this episode, I interview Tahni Cullen.

Tahni Cullen is the co-author with Cheryl Ricker of the new book, Josiah’s Fire: Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him a Voice. Tahni is a people-lover, blogger, and conference speaker who brings a powerful message of hope and restoration. She worked thirteen years at a multi-campus church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota where she served in communication arts and as a ministry director. Tahni and her producer husband, Joe, created an award-winning documentary called Surprised By Autism. They live with their 10 year old son, Josiah, in St, Paul, where they enjoy exploring Minnesota’s museums and destinations.



When Tahni Cullen’s two-year old son, Josiah, is diagnosed with severe autism, she feels like they have been handed a prison sentence. How could a good God have allowed this to happen, and how can Tahni find hope for their future?

Five years later, Josiah, who is non-verbal and has not been formally taught to read or write, suddenly types on his iPad profound sentences about the Trinity, heaven, and strangers whose lives he understood. Josiah’s ongoing encounters launch his parents and the rest of us into a whole new world.

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