The Bible, Disability, and the Church
A New Vision of the People of God
By Amos Yong
(William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780802866080, 161pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
A theologian whose life experience includes growing up alongside a brother with Down syndrome, Amos Yong in this book rereads and reinterprets biblical texts about human disability, arguing that the way we read biblical texts, not the Bible itself, is what causes us to marginalize persons with disabilities. Revealing and examining the underlying stigma of disability that exists even in the church, Yong shows how the Bible offers good news to people of all abilities and he challenges churches to become more inclusive communities of faith.