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?”