If we are all made in the image of God, ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ as the psalmist puts it, what does that mean if we can’t see, or can’t walk; if we can’t hear, or can’t speak? How can we be said to share in God’s unconditional love if we are humiliated by epileptic seizures? If we can’t remember our own name because of the ravages of dementia? Or if the only response of which we are capable is a smile? How can we truly be a valued and valuable part of the Body of Christ here on earth – the Church?
This rich resource book for church leaders, congregations and small groups challenges us to get to grips with what the Bible says about disability – and what the Church could do in response. Themes of understanding, inclusion and interdependency are explored through discussion, prayer, worship, hands-on activities and listening to the authentic voices of disabled people.