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They called his condition Phocomelia, probably the result of Thalidomide or some medication prescribed for his mother. Born with tiny scissored legs, only one arm, and that tiny stump, Jeff Steinberg spent his first years in a welfare center and then later in a Shriners' Hospital, where he learned to walk in braces, feed himself with a hook, and fight for survival. Later he went to live in a home for the severely disabled, where he would have spent the rest of his life. But God had other plans. The Master Artist was at work putting together the materials that He would use to create another masterpiece. Jeff Steinberg's story is about a masterpiece in progress - living proof of what a person can become when willing to be shaped by the hands of the Master Artist. Someone once described Jeff as having "a face like B.J. Thomas and a voice like Neil Diamond." He now travels around the country, singing about what God has done with his life and encouraging others to be "the best YOU - you can be". Masterpiece in Progresswas written for people who are giving up on themselves, thinking their situation is too hard, that they don't have enough to work with, that life has dealt them a bad hand. Jeff Steinberg's story will inspire anyone to see that their lives, too, can become something beautiful - a masterpiece in progress! · Jeff Steinberg's story is an incredible, inspiring demonstration of the eternal and invincible nature of God's Spirit in each of us. Jeff is the Rocky of the "handicapable". -Pat Boone · Tough and tenacious, Jeff Steinberg is a survivor. Breaking through into a life for himself and his family, he left behind the crumbled walls of fear, ignorance, and pity. The journey, tough as it has been, is not over. Jeff Steinberg's masterpiece is still in progress. -Joni Eareckson Tada · Jeff Steinberg teaches how to make it on grit, gumption, God, and an indomitable will to overcome severe physical limitations. - Zig Ziglar
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For most of us it's a world of small inconveniences. Traffic jams. Sore throats. Burnt toast. For Jeff Steinberg, It's a world of major handicaps always. But does he see himself as handicapped, unfortunate, to be pitied? No, absolutely not! Jeff Steinberg is a Masterpiece In Progress! However, to see him, he looks like anything BUT a masterpiece. Born in Philadelphia, August 18, 1951, Jeffrey David Steinberg started life without arms or hands, and with two malformed legs. Though shortchanged on the physical end, he was gifted with an indomitable spirit and a dynamic personality. Initially not expected to live, he spent most of his early life in hospitals, including Shriners' Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia, PA. At the Shriner s Hospital he underwent major orthopedic surgery, he learned to walk with a leg brace, and was fitted with his first artificial arm. He lived at home with his family less than one year before being placed in The Good Shepherd Home for the Physically Handicapped in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1960, where he lived until he was 19 years old. Through the love of a local couple in the area, Jeff, a young Jewish boy met and received Jesus as his Messiah and learned for the first time what it meant to have a family. They taught him the truth that would become the foundation of his life: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalm 139:14). Jeff Steinberg is a Masterpiece In Progress, and he wants YOU to know it! He sees his disabilities as assets, not liabilities. Jeff is a singer, Evangelist, humorist and author. Jeff Steinberg's inspirational autobiography, Masterpiece In Progress, tells the whole story of Jeff's life, his struggles and his triumphs. You ll laugh, you ll cry you ll get mad, you ll be glad as you follow Jeff s journey from disability and rejection to opportunity, marriage, family, Entertainment and Ministry.
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Book Description Tyndale House, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0842341943
Book Description Tyndale House, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0842341943