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Arthurs Call

A journey of faith in the face of severe learning disability.
Frances Young.


‘In this long-awaited book, key themes from Frances Young’s earlier work – motherhood, suffering, disability, meaning and love- re-emerge in a richer and deeper melody. The cries of anguish and “why?” are taken up into a new-found trust and joy. She draws us into the beauty and strength of a love which faces all the challenges and yet celebrates the wonder of Arthur’s life and vocation. If you are someone grappling with the hard questions about God, life and things going wrong, this book is for you.’
Deborah Ford, Hospital Chaplain at Cambridge University Hospitals

‘In this book Frances Young continues the narrative of her decades-long interaction with her severely disabled son, Arthur by name. In the early chapters, the author’s reflective emphasis falls on the philosophical and theological problems of vulnerability and tragic suffering in a fragile and gone-wrong world created by the good and wise God… This is a book for all who have ever – personally or pastorally – wrestled with these mordant issues and experiences such as have shaped her life and testimony.’
Geoffrey Wainwright, Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology, The Divinity School, Duke University

‘This is a remarkable book about the call of Arthur and the response of his mother. Two wonderful people bonded together in a love which is tenderness and competence. Arthur’s Call is a moving story which brings deep insights into the necessary place of people with severe disabilities in the body of Christ and in the plan of God for humanity.’
Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche and co-founder of Faith and Light

‘This is a searingly honest book that will speak to those who face the struggle of finding meaning in situations that test love to its limits. It is also an important reflection on religious experience that offers a deeper insight into the relationship of God with a suffering world. Frances Young blends together – in an impressively readable form- personal vulnerability with profound theological scholarship.’
The Revd Baroness Kathleen Richardson of Calow

Publisher : 
SPCK Publishing (15 May 2014)
Language : English
Paperback : 180 pages
ISBN-10 : 0281070458
ISBN-13 : 978-0281070459
Dimensions : 13.79 x 1.04 x 21.59 cm

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