“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry

Beyond Suffering is the name of a new curriculum developed by Joni and Friends.  To quote from the introduction,
Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry is a ground-breaking course of study created to transform the way Christians view God's plan for disability and suffering.  The textbook is the word of God accompanied by a comprehensive collection of professional articles written by more than 35 experts in ministry, education, sciences and disability advocacy.  The study guide contains 16 lessons, which are supported by video case studies and organized into four thought-provoking modules
  • An Overview of Disability Ministry
  • The Theology of Suffering and Disability
  • The Church and Disability Ministry
  • An Introduction to Bioethics
I was blessed to be involved in the development of this material and I have high hopes for the way it will be used within the Christian community.
It has the potential to be everything from a Bible study to a college class.  It is a wealth of material to guide the church.

The back cover quotes Chuch Colson saying,
When society wants utilitarian ethics, people on the margins get lost and are forgotten.  I salute Joni Eareckson Tada and the Christian Institute on Disability for equipping the churth to think biblically about the issues of life.
It is really an excellent resource.

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