When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work—designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.
Steph Hubach writes a book that has a focus of how we accept and embrace folks and families with disabilities—BUT that is just the tip of the iceberg! With her great sense of humor, vulnerable insights and stories, and clear theology and logic, Steph takes a subject and writes a book that will take the reader's heart to new places!
This book is NOT just for dealing with disability in the Church, but for how all of us deal with some sort of "disability". . . the Church needs to practice I Corinthians 12 and really be the Body of Christ that the world may see Him. That means that we all come to a place of a "new normal"—hard work, but "it is not optional."
As the reader, at first I thought this would help me in becoming aware of the physical/emotional/psychological needs of people who may come to worship and minister with our church. But, the Lord used it to open my own heart and show how each of us are "disabled" in one way or another because of our sinful natures and how each of us brings issues we are dealing with. Steph really challenges the Church and each individual to take all she writes and go beyond as we glorify God in all that we do. Really great reading.
—Caroline Kimball (excerpted from her 5-star Amazon.com review)
If you want to have a discussion group on disability, in a new DVD curriculum you can hear Stephanie Hubach articulate the principles found in each of the thirteen chapters of the book. Steph expands upon the book’s content with new insights, applications, interviews with ministry leaders, and stories not included in the original publication. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions.
Listen to interview with the author on the Joni and Friends radio program! Look for the "Stephanie Hubach interview" program on September 7, 2006.