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Same Lake, Different Boat

Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability, Revised and Updated

Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781629956916
Publication Date 02/05/20

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In a fallen world, we all experience brokenness. In our humanity, we all experience limited ability. We're in the same lake, sharing a common story—but because our experiences differ from person to person, we're not in the same boat. 

When it comes to people with disability, however, we often act like we're in different lakes. Disability can seem frightening, abnormal—or even irrelevant to those who do not experience it. But Stephanie Hubach argues that there is a better way to think of disability, a better way to understand the challenges facing those touched by disability, and a better way to understand the role of the church in the lives of people with differing abilities. She pinpoints what is true about disability, in contrast to common secular views, and what we need to rethink and relearn in order to support one another and make God's kingdom truly accessible to all. 

This revised and updated edition includes new chapters on growing in grace and journeying into maturity.


“Whether you are someone who is navigating the challenges of dealing with disability in your own family or someone who can’t imagine . . . the difficulties faced by families touched by disability, this book is for you.”

—Nancy Guthrie, Author, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow 

“Steph Hubach is an exceptional Christian leader whose honest, wise, and hope-filled book has helped Christians worldwide. . . . It remains the first resource I recommend to anyone who wishes to demonstrate the love of Christ in response to human disability.”

—Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College 

“Delightfully engaging. Personal and poignant. Same Lake, Different Boat is a must-read for anyone who wants to make the church as God has designed it to be . . . beautiful.”

—Emily Colson, Author, Dancing with Max 

“Hubach reminds us of God’s clear call to become communities of belonging for individuals with disabilities and their families. And she equips us with the perspectives and practices needed to move in this direction.” 

—Erik Carter, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center 

“Stephanie Hubach’s book shines the light of biblical truth on many of the disability-related conversations and current words and trends to give us a well-articulated place where Christians can plant their feet.”

—Barbara J. Newman, Director of Church Services, All Belong


The Author

Stephanie O. Hubach

Stephanie O. Hubach

Stephanie O. Hubach (MATS, Covenant Theological Seminary) is research fellow in disability ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary and visiting instructor in the seminary's educational ministries program. Previously she served as the director of Mission to North America's Special Needs Ministries.