Episode 28: Liuan Huska and Amy Julia Becker

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Host Jen Pollock Michel is joined by Liuan Huska and Amy Julia Becker for a thoughtful and honest conversation about the integration of spirituality, health and wholeness, particularly when experiencing chronic pain, brokenness and different abilities in our bodies.

Liuan Huska is a freelance writer and speaker focusing on topics of embodiment, ecology, and spirituality. Her first book, Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness was published with InterVarsity Press in December 2020. Liuan lives with her husband and their three little boys in the Chicago area.

Amy Julia Becker is an award-winning author and speaker on faith, family, disability and privilege. She is the author of four books and also hosts the Love is Stronger than Fear podcast. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Amy Julia lives with her husband and their three children in western Connecticut.

Books Mentioned:

If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

  • Hurting Yet Whole: Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness by Liuan Huska
  • Sitting Pretty: The View From My Ordinary Resilient Body by Rebekah Taussig
  • (Article) What Are Bodies For? An Integrative Examination of Embodiment by M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall
  • Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice by Stephanie Paulsell
  • An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker Palmer
  • The Wounded Healer: Ministry in a Contemporary Society by Henri Nouwen
  • Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy by Melissa Gregg
  • A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny by Amy Julia Becker
  • The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability by Nancy L. Eisland
  • What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World by Sara Hendren
  • Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, and Gentle Discipleship by John Swinton
  • Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Through Life’s Seasons by Kathleen Cahalan and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
  • Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality by Thomas E. Reynolds
  • Adam: God’s Beloved by Henri Nouwen
  • The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey by Henri Nouwen
  • Disability and the Way of Jesus: Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church by Bethany McKinney Fox
  • The Overstory by Richard Powers
  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Let the Circle be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Land by Mildred D. Taylor
  • Road to Memphis by Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Premonition: A Pandemic Story by Michael Lewis
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
  • White Picket Fences: Turning Toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege by Amy Julia Becker

If you’d like to order any of the following books,
we encourage you to do so from 
Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)

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