Desiring God has released a free e-book on disability.
“Disabilities break into life in various forms: as the product of genetic misalignments in the womb, as the result of tragic and regrettable accidents, as the byproducts of infectious disease, and from the degenerative effects of old age. They affect joints, bones, nervous systems, lungs, hearts, and brains. And even in the United States — a country that leads the world in medical innovation and technology — roughly 20% of its citizens live with a disability.
No church is immune. This means every church leader must be prepared to answer very hard questions about the goodness and sovereignty of God.
Does God have a good design in my disability?
To this hard question God is not silent. But if we’re to hear his answer, we must submit our hearts to his word. Looking at what the Bible says is the aim of this collection of resources from pastor John Piper.”
For those in the Minneapolis area, Desiring God is hosting a conference entitled, “The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability.” The date for the conference is November 8, 2012 and is slated for the North Campus of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Speakers include Nancy Guthrie, Greg Lucas, Mark Talbot, and John Piper.