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Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith Disability and Inclusion

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Amazing Gifts: Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion is a new publication by noted religion writer Mark I. Pinsky. Pinsky has gathered stories from churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples across the country, "stories of people with disabilities and the congregations where they have found welcome." He has taken special care to include the widest range of disabiliti ...more
Published 2011 by Alban Institute
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Jun 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Reading this book was like meditating or vicariously participating in a ministry. When I start to feel sorry for myself, I believe it is due to my lack of faith. This book illustrates people with lots of faith from which I can learn.
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Faith communities love stories, particularly stories of success. Teachers, preachers, advocates, administrators tell and retell stories of faithful struggle and faithful achievement to inspire us, to instruct us in what is possible, to invite us further on our own faithful journeys as individuals, families, and faith communities. Mark Pinsky has collected a volume of such faithful stories about disability and full inclusion from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Unitarian Universalist commun ...more
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is a collection of stories of people of all different faiths with all different disabilities. Some are leaders, some lay people, some are the person with the disability, while others are the family/friends of the person with a disability. I stayed up until 1AM because I couldn't put it down. I am a person with both hearing loss and psychiatric illness, both of which are mentioned in this book. It made me even more grateful then I already am to have found the church (Unitari ...more
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A former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel, Mark Pinsky holds degrees from Duke University and Columbia University. As an investigative journalist specializing in capital murder cases around the Southeast, he has written for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Although Met Her On The Mountain is his first true-crime work, he has previously published four religion books.

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