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Also documented is the author’s lived experience with a significant case of the speech difference called stuttering, including his many attempts at speech therapy and what eventually led him to speak again and find peace with his voice after many years of silence and social withdrawal.
The Book of Jeremiah explores the intersection of disability and religion, offering a richly-textured story of learning and unlearning, damage and recovery, faith and doubt, and demonstrates what is capable through perseverance, long-term effort, and honest relationships.
Jeremiah Kitchen has worked as a librarian in public libraries for 15 years and lives near Denver, Colorado. He studied religion when he was younger, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and a Master’s degree in Theological Studies. For many years he’s been involved with the National Stuttering Association, the American Institute for Stuttering and other organizations dedicated to providing support for people who stutter.