Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace was born out of Michael Beates’s experiences 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. 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.
About the author:
Michael S. Beates (DMin, Reformed Theological Seminary) has been involved in Christian ministry for 30 years and serves as dean of students at the Geneva School in Winter Park, Florida. He has served on the International Board of Directors of Joni and Friends since 2000. Mike has written more than 50 articles for publications such as Tabletalk magazine and the Orlando Sentinel and has contributed chapters to several books focusing on disabilities and hope.