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Publication Date: 1 May 2012
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 112
Author: Gordon Temple
ISBN-13: 9780281066490, 9780281066506

Enabling Church

A Bible-Based Resource Towards The Full Inclusion Of Disabled People
By Gordon Temple
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ISBN: 9780281066506
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.
About the Author
Dr Gordon Temple is CEO of Torch Trust. an international ministry serving people with sight loss. Lin Ball is a freelance writer and editor who has worked with a number of Christian charities and publishers and recently served as chair of the Association of Christian Writers.

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