This is a remarkable book, as practical as it is inspirational! As a local church pastor, I need to learn from the examples of other faith communities and the personal stories of inclusion. Thank you for touching my ministry and heart with a guide book on real love in action! --Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor, Northland--A Church DistributedAmazing Gifts
is a rare book. Many of the stories in it brought a tear to my eye, a smile to my lips, and buoyed my heart with examples of the creativity and goodness of people. Above all, it is practical book offering concrete examples of how we all benefit from making our religious communities more inclusive and how any one of us can take effective action for inclusiveness. --Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Director Social Justice Organizing Program, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
These intriguing stories about the church reaching out to the disabled and the disabled reaching back opened my eyed to a world of compassionate ministry that most of us have overlooked, This book is for those who are serious about doing something about those whom Jesus deeply cares for. I wish I had read it earlier in my ministry. --Jim Henry, Pastor emeritus, First Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida and former president, Southern Baptist Convention
About the Author
Mark I. Pinsky is the author of several popular, critically acclaimed books, including The Gospel According to The Simpsons and A Jew Among Evangelicals, and he was religion reporter for the Orlando Sentinel from 1995 to 2008. Columns by Pinsky on faith, disability, and inclusion have been featured in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and was the subject of a feature article in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin.