Book Recommendations

Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace by Michael S. Beates

A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny by Amy Julia Becker

The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed by Temple Grandin with Richard Panek

Just the Way I Am: God’s Good Design in Disability by Krista Horning

Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability by Stephanie O. Hubach

Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace by Greg Lucas

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty by Joni Eareckson Tada

Your Special Needs Child: Help for Weary Parents by Stephen Viars

The Life We Never Expected: Hopeful Reflections on the Challenges of Parenting Children with Special Needs by Andrew and Rachel Wilson

Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God (Free eBook) – Desiring God

Article Links

You will find articles organized under the general outline of Love, Know, Speak, Do (See Paul Tripp’s Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands). You can find more resources on other subjects here.


The Disabilities Dilemma | Challies Dot Com

Why it matters when we rub our bellies and say “so long as it’s healthy”. | Life Rearranged

Disabilities and the Gospel: An Interview with Michael Beates by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog

Who is this God who creates some to live with disabilities (Exodus 4:11)? « The Works of God

What John Piper Has to Say About Disability – Desiring God

Invisible Needs | Leadership Journal

To my friends who face Christmas with an acute mingling of joy and sorrow « The Works of God

Let’s talk like this 8-year-old boy! « The Works of God

Is God Sovereign Over Human Disability? :: Desiring God

The Greatest Need in Special Needs | Desiring God

Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone? | CT Women |

My Special-Needs Calling

The gospel and autism | The Briefing

Let No Special Need Hinder the Spread of the Gospel | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

Seeing in the Dark

We See You, Calvin | En Route

Little Lamb | En Route

Little Chick | En Route

Place of Regret | En Route

His Delight | En Route

Pushing Back the Darkness | En Route

Little Sticks and Glory | En Route

Amy Julia Becker: Missing Out on Beautiful

Finding Hope for an Often-Fatal Genetic Disorder | Her.meneutics |

Some Lessons From the Life of Johnny Farese by Jeffery Smith « Burning and Shining Light

The Struggles and Hopes of a Disabled Dad – Desiring God

Jack’s ALS Journey

Battling the Bitterness of Parenting a Disabled Child – Desiring God

To Cade and the Eight Percent by Gabe Lyons

“That happens to be my place of healing.” « The Works of God

Rage Against the Minivan: what I want you to know: having a sibling with a disability

Rage Against the Minivan: What I Want You to Know about Having a Special Needs Child

Wrestling with an Angel: Great Grace In The Small Things of Life

My Brother Can’t Cry

How a child with Down’s syndrome can teach you about life

The Life They Never Expected: Andrew and Rachel Wilson on Raising Special-Needs Kids

How My Special-Needs Sister Teaches Me to Trust God’s Heart | For The Church

A Fragile Life Worth All Our Love | Desiring God

How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry | CT Pastors

What It’s Like to Live With ‘High-Functioning’ Autism | The Mighty

My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church | Her.meneutics |

How My Son with Autism Transformed my Business | Amy Julia Becker | A blog by Amy Julia Becker on Faith, Family, and Disability.

Dear ‘Daddy’ in Seat 16C | Shanell Mouland

Growing Up With an Autistic Brother in the 1990s – Matthew Moore – The Atlantic

These Brain-Scanning Neuro-Toys Are About To Change Everything | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Down’s Syndrome people risk ‘extinction’ at the hands of science, fear and ignorance – Telegraph

Brain Scans Could Detect Autism In Infants As Young As Six Months – Vocativ

Boston Children’s Hospital testing transplant drug on children with autism – Health & wellness – The Boston Globe

BBC News – SAP in autism recruitment drive


True Woman | “God Only Gives Special Needs Children to Special People” (Or Does He?)

God Is Up to Something – Desiring God

Disability and the Gospel | En Route (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace – Justin Taylor

Disability, Suffering, and the Church: A Few Resources | TGC

20 Years of Faithful Witness to the Goodness and Glory of God! | The Works of God

Will Phoebe have Down’s Syndrome in heaven? – Reformation21 Blog

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Five Things I’ve Learned from Kids with Autism | Desiring God

The Autistic Brain – Temple Grandin | Alex Chediak

Nothing Is Impossible: Miss Montana Alexis Wineman Redefines Autism – Special Needs Parenting

My Son Has the Kind of Autism No One Talks About- Term life – Medicine Times

Beautiful minds, wasted | The Economist

9 Things You Should Know About Autism

Down Syndrome

BBC News – The parish councillor with Down’s syndrome

A Real Happily-Ever-After for Babies With Down Syndrome | Her.meneutics |

News Flash: Not Everyone With Down Syndrome Is Suffering | Her.meneutics |

A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome – Theo Malekin – The Atlantic

The Happiest People in the World | Desiring God

Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome | Her.meneutics |


Helping Deaf Students to Flourish | TGC | The Gospel Coalition


12 Pillars of Faith for Parents of Special Needs’ Kids | Counseling One Another

Wrestling with an Angel: Indispensable

Real Talk with Kids | En Route

A Church without the Disabled Is a Disabled Church | Counseling One Another

Disability and Dads — Where Desperation Meets Delight – Desiring God

The unfortunate things people say (repeat) « The Works of God

Wrestling with an Angel: There is Hope!

A View From The Sycamore Tree: Communicating With Carly About Autism, God, and the Struggle to Touch the Intangible – A Glimpse Into My Own Spiritual Journey

The Most Marginalized Minority | Desiring God

Disability Makes a Church Strong | Desiring God

Befriend Those with Disabilities and Special Needs

Why Won’t God End My Suffering? | Desiring God

Abortion and the Child with Special Needs: A Mother’s Perspective | True Woman Blog | Revive Our Hearts

Grieve and Receive the Gift of Special Needs | Desiring God

12 Pillars of Faith for Parents of Children with Disabilities | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

Dear mom with a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis


I’m trying out something new. What do you think? « The Works of God

8 Ways to Help the Children Love Different People – Justin Taylor

Please stop telling me to take care of myself (+10 Ways to Help a SN Parent). | En Route

Three Ways The Church Can Better Serve Special Needs Families | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

5 Steps to Serving Children with Autism, ADHD, and Attachment Disorders : 9Marks

Six Ways You Can Help Families Facing Autism | True Woman


“I made them.” Some thoughts on God’s word and children with disabilities | The Works of God

When Disability Hits Home by Nathan W. Bingham | Ligonier Ministries Blog

The Glory of God in the Valley of Disability – YouTube

Grace | Permanent Things

John Piper Interviews John Knight on Disability – Desiring God

DEAR FUTURE MOM | March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day | #DearFutureMom – YouTube

What Asperger’s Is Like | The American Conservative

Woodstock Chimes Presents – Chimes for Autism: Tyler’s Story – YouTube

I’ll Be Fine on Vimeo

Tapping the Potential – YouTube