Editor’s note: Stephen Faller is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor and a Diplomate Clinical Education/Training Supervisor with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is the manager of the Department of Pastoral Care and a CPE Training Supervisor at Capital Health in Hopewell, NJ.
The description provided for Christianity and the Art of Wheelchair Maintenance on Chaplain Faller’s Amazon page, posted below, suggest the reader will be in for a treat:
After twenty years, Stephen Faller shares his journey into seminary and ordained ministry. CPSP’s Stephen Faller, Diplomate, BCCC, BCPC, publishes his fourth book, Christianity and the Art of Wheelchair Maintenance, which reveals the story of how someone with a lifelong disability, cerebral palsy, might find his way into ministry as a hospital chaplain; there is a certain irony in that. While particular in its own right, this story will speak to anyone in college or graduate school studying one of the many disciplines hoping to make the world a better place.
Through both narrative and dialogue, Faller engages philosophers and theologians alike. This is an intimate text that seeks to integrate mind, body, and spirit that situates itself more beyond the margins than as marginalized.
Just as Faller’s own narrative is contextualized by disability, this personal work is contextualized in our polarized and politicized culture, as it considers the meaning of ministry for a contemporary time. Faller's is an embedded text that speaks to a multicultural society, even if that body carries brokenness and even if that society is divided.
Stephen Faller is also the author of Beyond the Matrix (2004), Reality TV (2009), and The Art of Spiritual Midwifery (2015). He has a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and a Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.