Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability

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P & R Publishing #ad - When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same lake, different boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

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Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness

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Brazos Press #ad - This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. Where is god in the suffering of a mentally ill person? what happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder.

Greene-mccreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy. The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy.

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness #ad - It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

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Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace

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Crossway #ad - 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. 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.

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Asperger Syndrome

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New Growth Press #ad - Emlet combines his experience as a physician and a biblical counselor to explain Asperger Syndrome and highlight the unique place each person, including those with AS, have in God's family. Churches, biblical counseling ministries, and missional organizations make the minibooks available in their acrylic display cases to further discipleship and gospel-centered living.

You are already experiencing the social struggles, communication difficulties, and other challenges, but you are also looking for hope. Does the bible speak to this struggle? In CCEFs Asperger Syndrome: Meeting the Challenges with Hope, Michael R. He gives biblical, practical advice on how to deal with the spiritual challenges of AS and encourages with the truth that each person has inherent dignity and worth.

Asperger Syndrome #ad - Someone you love has been diagnosed with the neurological disorder Asperger Syndrome. New growth press minibooks are frequently used by pastors and ministry leaders to help others apply biblical wisdom to specific life issues.

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Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ

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Brazos Press #ad - At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, and life in christ in light of his illness, and reflections on providence, lament, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises.

Brazos Press. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, and stories from others, cultural commentary, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, areas of mystery, it engages the open questions, and times of disorientation in the Christian life.

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Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel during Alzheimer's Disease

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Zondervan #ad - His forgetting causes confusion, and in his fear and uncertainty he sometimes lashes out at those who try to care for him. Mast answers common questions about the disease and its effect on personal identity and faith as he explores the biblical importance of remembering and God’s commitment to not forget his people.

Millions of americans will spend much of their retirement years either caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or experiencing its effects on their lives firsthand. Charles is 78 years old and there is much he cannot remember. When he hears an old hymn of faith, his hand slowly raises and he breathes out each word quietly, his face reflecting a peace that passes all understanding.

Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel during Alzheimer's Disease #ad - Alzheimer’s disease has been described as the “defining disease” of the baby boomer generation. Zondervan. As the disease advances it seems to overwhelm a person, narrowing their focus and leading them to forget critical truths about the Lord, their life with him, and his promises. Through the personal stories of those affected and the loved ones who care for them, Dr.

When a person is diagnosed with alzheimer’s, they face great uncertainty, knowing that they can expect to live their remaining years with increasing confusion and progressively greater reliance upon other people to care for them. He cannot remember the names of his children, why he lives in a nursing home, or even whether he ate breakfast today.

But when someone reads a favorite Psalm he quickly joins in, reciting each cherished word.

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Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications

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New Growth Press #ad - Ocd, ptsd, adhd, bipolar Disorder . This first book in the helping the Helper series will give readers biblical, gospel-formed categories that will help them understand and minister to those who are struggling with mental health issues. As christians, how should we think about psychiatric diagnoses and their associated treatments? We can't afford to isolate ourselves and simply dismiss these categories as unbiblical.

Zondervan. Brazos Press. Instead, we need a balanced, biblically and scientifically! informed approach that is neither too warmly embracing nor too coldly dismissive of psychiatric labels and the psychiatric medications that are often prescribed. Emlet, gives readers a helpful way forward on these important issues as he guides lay and professional helpers in the Christian church through the thicket of mental health diagnoses and treatments in a clear, thoughtful primer in which the Bible informs our understanding of psychiatric diagnoses and the medications that are often recommended based on those labels.

Descriptions and Prescriptions: A Biblical Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications #ad - Nor can we afford to accept the entire secular psychiatric diagnostic and treatment enterprise at face value as though Christian Scripture is irrelevant for these complex mental struggles. Biblical counselor and retired physician, Michael R. These are not just diagnoses from the DSM; they are part of our everyday vocabulary and understanding of people.

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Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations

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Brookes Publishing #ad - A congregational community is an ideal place to share and strengthen faith, form lasting relationships, and develop special gifts and talents. That’s why families and service providers need to read this groundbreaking guidebook—and share a copy with congregations that want to become places of welcome and belonging for people with disabilities.

Bringing his practical ideas to life with anecdotes, community, programmatic, and needs of people with disabilitiesto make inclusion work in any faith community, strengths, youth, city, quotes, and adultslearn how service providers can actively support the spiritual preferences, Erik Carter helps readersreflect on how welcoming their congregation is—and could be—for people with disabilities and their familiesarticulate and pursue a bold vision of inclusion throughout their congregation, and other barriers to inclusiondesign appropriate, this how-to book gives readers workable strategies and photocopiable forms for identifying “indicators of welcome, and examples of successful strategies, ” encouraging community outreach, architectural, or statetake steps to break down attitudinal, inclusive religious education programs for children, and gathering important information about the support needs of people with disabilities and their families.

Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations #ad - Brazos Press. Too often, though, people with developmental and other disabilities lack the opportunities and supports to fully participate in the life of their faith community. Zondervan.

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Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering & the Sovereignty of God

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Christian Focus #ad - Zondervan. A few days after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the question that was being asked around the world was – Where was God in this? John Currid brings Biblical teaching to bear. God does work in suffering, he is not a worried observer unwilling or unable to intervene, rather he has a purpose at work and is in control.

. Why does god allow suffering? It’s a question that, in one form or another rears its head time and again. Brazos Press. Whether it comes from someone who has just lost a loved one, been diagnosed with an incurable illness or even just surveyed the plight of the poor in the third world.

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Toward a Theology of Special Education: Integrating Faith and Practice

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WestBowPress #ad - This book has the potential of impacting all readers in similar ways. Anderson as he has taught the concepts addressed in this book to educators, pastors, and parents in a variety of countries. Such thinking will then motivate us to care with God's care and to serve with God's concern for justice and compassion" -Dr.

I've seen the material come alive as leaders discover the importance of thinking Christianly about disability. Professor, author, mentor, disability advocate, seminar leader around the world-Dr. Dr. Richard schoenert, calvary Church, pastor emeritus, Roseville, Minnesota Brazos Press. Certainly this is a volume that belongs on the bookshelves of anyone concerned with disabilities -Steven A.

Toward a Theology of Special Education: Integrating Faith and Practice #ad - Without flinching, Dr. Anderson challenges all of us to come to grips with a biblical worldview and then to live it out within our spheres of influence. Paul, minnesota "I have had the privilege of traveling with Dr. David anderson corralled his many talents and worldwide experiences to author this important book.

Zondervan. Toward a theology of Special Education thus encourages all readers to think Christianly about disability.

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Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality

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Brazos Press #ad - Reynolds argues that the christian story is one of strength coming from weakness, of wholeness emerging from brokenness, and of power in vulnerability. In vulnerable communion, reynolds draws upon that personal experience and a diverse body of literature to empower churches and individuals to foster deeper hospitality toward persons with disabilities.

Brazos Press. Reynolds and his wife know what it's like to be misunderstood by a church community. Zondervan. He offers valuable biblical, theological, and pastoral tools to understand and welcome those with disabilities. Vulnerable communion will be a useful resource for any student, church leader, theologian, or lay person seeking to discover the power of God revealed through weakness.

Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality #ad - As parents of a son with disabilities, Thomas E.

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