‘My Body Is Not a Prayer Request’ Imagines a Disability-Centered Church

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I love this message by Amy Kenny in CHURCHLEADERS: “God told me to pray for you!” is about the last thing Amy Kenny wants to hear when she cruises into church riding Diana, the mobility scooter she has named after Wonder Woman.

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Kathryn Post

It’s not that she has anything against prayer. Kenny, a Shakespeare scholar and lecturer at the University of California, Riverside who is disabled, would simply like other Christians to quit treating her body as defective. “To suggest that I am anything less than sanctified and redeemed is to suppress the image of God in my disabled body and to limit how God is already at work through my life,” Kenny writes in her new book, “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request.”

‘My Body Is Not a Prayer Request’ Imagines a Disability-Centered Church

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