It is estimated that there are 43 million Americans with one or more physical or mental disabilities. Over the past several decades, the disability movement has grown in strength and sophistication, attaining maturity with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This landmark civil rights legislation ushered in a new era for people with disabilities.
This book aims to acquaint church and synagogue leaders with the history and philosophy of the disability movement and to provide resources from scripture and theology for thinking and preaching about disability in a new way.
"Ms. Block is well equipped to write this book....I like the book. The writing is easy to understand and it offers both the context and a theology of disability. I rate this books as a 8.5 out of 10."
Thomas St. James O'Connor, ThD, Journal of Relilgion