We just returned from our Colorado trip to this thrilling news:
Desiring God has released a free ebook on disability!
Yes, I want you to download and read it – and then you should forward it to your pastor or pastors in your network.
Given the minefield that disability is (look what happens when someone uses the wrong word to describe a disability, let alone proclaims God as sovereign over it!), it never surprises me that many pastors are cautious about digging into the passages related to disability. Pastor John did us a great service by showing how to preach about disability through the lens of the Bible rather than experience or cultural expectations.
So, share this ebook with your leaders, and badger them to read it if you must. Help them to see that God has important things to say about his sovereignty, his goodness, his purposes and his glory through disability, and that this is not a niche issue to him.
They can freely skip my interviews with Pastor John, though I hope some will see that the persistent, loving, careful proclamation of God’s word is used by God to change dead hearts. That would make me very happy if some pastors could see how important their work is through those interviews.