Help! I Have Parkinson's Disease

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Author: Matt Mumma with Richard Dewey

A mini-book written with understanding on the practical challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease written by one diagnosed with Young Onset PD.

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease may fill us with grief and doubts. We fear what life will look like in the future, for ourselves and for those closest to us. This mini-book sensitively explains how the gospel message brings joy, help, and courage, and directs us to find our hope, not in therapies that may relieve or delay symptoms, or even in an eventual cure, but in the solid and lasting promises of our heavenly Father.


  • Introduction
  • Understanding Parkinson’s Disease
  • God’s Purpose in Affliction
  • Heaven’s Hope for Present Pain
  • A New Way to Live
  • Conclusion
  • Personal Application Projects
  • Where Can I Get More Help?

About the authors:

Matt Mumma, MABC, currently serves as the associate and counseling pastor at Cornerstone Church in Jackson, WY. He is also an ACBC certified counselor. Matt was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2018. He and his wife have been married since 2007 and have four children.

Richard B. Dewey, Jr., M.D., is a professor at the UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Neurology and has been the Director of the Clinical Center for Movement Disorders since 1994. He is also an elder at Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, TX.