Amy Kenny: My Body Is Not a Prayer Request

disability justice

This book shows that the church is missing out on the prophetic witness and blessing of disability.

My Body Is Not a Prayer Request

Brazos Press, 2022

By Amy Kenny

WHO: Amy Kenny, a disabled scholar and a Shakespeare lecturer whose research focuses on medical and bodily themes in literature. 

SHE SAYS: “In the disability community, disability is often described as a social construct. That means people are not disabled because of bodily differences but because of systemic barriers in a society built around nondisabled people.”

THE BIG IDEA: This book shows that the church is missing out on the prophetic witness and blessing of disability.  

THE PROGRESSION: In 10 chapters the author reflects on her experiences inside the church to expose unintentional abelism and cast a new vision for Christian communities to engage disability justice.

“Next time you approach a disabled person, can you search their face for the disabled Christ?”

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