It began with a slight unsteadiness. After months of tests at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, the consultant said, "Rev. Wenham, would you like to sit down?" Michael Wenham, who had helped so many through terminal illness, now faced his own diagnosis of Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig's Disease. My Donkey Body is Wenham's memoir of faith and courage in the midst of personal suffering and loss of independence. His story will inspire and strengthen you to face difficulties with perseverance and hope.
"My Donkey Body is a beautifully written, honest story about suffering and grace. As Michael's suffering increased so God's grace abounds. I have been profoundly humbled by knowing Michael and profoundly moved by his love and faithfulness to Christ through the pain. This book will help us understand more of what it means for 'God's grace to be made perfect in weakness.'" -Simon Ponsonby, writer and theologian
"For anyone, the diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease is devastating enough, but when it affects your voice first and you are a vicar; it might seem that your calling is over. Not for Michael. In this book her demonstrates that with simple determination, faith and support, life can be lived with MND. Inspirational, full of self-deprecating humor and frank emotion, Michael reveals his battle with ever-encroaching physical degeneration and how, together with the support of family and friends, outright victory for the disease is anything but assured. This book gives the ammunition to fight back and the courage to confront and head on any terminal disease, and is a must-read for those facing such a diagnosis, their families and friends." -Jean Waters, trustee of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (and a sufferer from MND)
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