October - December 2014
Another Kind of Courage
For parents, the realization that your child has a disability hits hard. But be encouraged you are not alone! In Another Kind of Courage, you will learn about God’s design for fathers of families affected by disability. Mothers and wives, you’ll get a valuable look inside the heart and mind of your husband, gaining insight about his journey as the father of a child with a disability. All proceeds from the sale of this book are used to help "Joni and Friends" ministry programs.
Another Kind of Courage, by Doug Mazza and Steve Bundy: www.joniandfriends.com.
Can You Hear Us
This insightful work, Can You Hear Us? comes in the form of a concise 24-page booklet to help one become more acquainted with the Deaf among us, and covers Deaf culture and Deaf ministry. The booklet is not just for those who are learning American Sign Language (ASL) and want to become involved in Deaf ministry.
"Instead, this is for every hearing member. For, as the booklet emphasizes, everyone has a part to play in Deaf ministry as we are all one large family of God."
Instead, this is for every hearing member. For, as the booklet emphasizes, everyone has a part to play in Deaf ministry as we are all one large family of God. The booklet includes myths and facts about Deaf people, what video phones are and how to call a Deaf person, how to use an interpreter, suggestions for how to become Deaf-friendly, and more.
Can You Hear Us? by Esther M. Doss: www.3angelsdeafministries.org.
Disability and the Gospel
Michael Beates's concern with disability issues began nearly 30 years ago when his eldest child was born with multiple profound disabilities. Now, as more families like his are affected by a growing number of difficulties ranging from down syndrome to autism to food allergies, the need for church programs and personal paradigm shifts is greater than ever.
Working through key Bible passages on brokenness and disability while answering hard questions, Michael offers helpful principles for believers and their churches. In Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace, he shows us how to embrace our own brokenness and then to embrace those who are more physically and visibly broken, bringing hope and vision to those of us who need it most.
A Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace by Michael Beates: www.crossway.org