Faith, Books, and Disability Awareness

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Rev. Rebecca Writes is a blog that focuses on faith, books, and disability awareness!

Here are some of my most recent posts:

 

Faith

Five Ways to Make Worship More Accessible to People with Disabilities – Description here

Personal Testimony- Faith and Sight Loss– Guest post by Amanda Gene Nelson

Christmas Miracles & Mustard Seeds- A devotion to help remind all of us to focus on Christ this holidays season

16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People with Disabilities 

Don’t Split the UMC: Stay and Fight with Me

 

Disability Awareness

Three Things I Wish People Understood About Blindness/ Visual Impairment

Gender, Race, and Disability: The Aspects of Inclusion We Frequently Forget in Church 

Making My Wedding Accessible (Guest Post By: Martha Harris)

7 Relationships for Couples with Disabilities & Inter-abled Couples

Voice Dream Reader– The app that allows me to read over 120 books a year, even with sight loss!

 

Books

Erin Kelly’s powerful poetry raises awareness about disability and being a writer with cerebral palsy – Book Review and author interview

Book Review & Author Interview: The Bright Side of Darkness with J.E. Pinto is the best representation of a blind character in a fictional novel that I have ever read! The author, J.E. Pinto, also happens to be blind. In this interview, she speaks about her inspiration for her award winning novel, writing characters with disabilities, and her writing process.

Book Review: The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund is a fun science fiction adventure where neurodivergent characters get to be the heroes!


 

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About Rev. Rebecca L. Holland

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Rev. Rebecca L. (Torres) Holland, M.Div. OSL

Rebecca is the chair of Disability Ministry Task Force of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is passionate about making both the church and the world accessible for people with disabilities.

Rebecca graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in  English Education. After graduation, she went on to attend Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. where she earned her Master of Divinity in 2014. While at Wesley Seminary, Rebecca served as a pastoral intern at a cooperative parish where she gained experience working with both a large congregation and a small ethnically diverse congregation.

While in D.C., Rebecca also served as a pastoral intern at the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) located on Capitol Hill. During her time at GBCS, Rebecca gained experience working with issues of social justice, including the Imagine No Malaria Campaign.  She was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in May of 2018. She currently serves as the solo pastor at a wonderful church in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Order of St. Luke.

Rev. Rebecca’s most recent book is The United Methodist Church & Disability: Essays and Practical Tips for Churches, Clergy, and People with Disabilities. She has also written a chapbook,  Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. Her first novel, Cinnamon Rolls and Running Shoes, as well as her first full length poetry collection, Songs for Warriors: Poetry & Prosare available from Channillo. Her book, Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God’s Grace, is forthcoming from Touch Point Press.

Rebecca and her husband live in Pennsylvania. They are the proud parents to a chubby chihuahua and a very grumpy cat.