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Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection
Author: Gerard Thomas Straub
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 160833192X
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Disasters, Vulnerability, and Narratives
Author: Kasia Mika
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351403036
Pages: 234
Year: 2018-07-17
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This book uses narrative responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake as a starting point for an analysis of notions of disaster, vulnerability, reconstruction and recovery. The turn to a wide range of literary works enables a composite comparative analysis, which encompasses the social, political and individual dimensions of the earthquake. This book focuses on a vision of an open-ended future, otherwise than as a threat or fear. Mika turns to concepts of hinged chronologies, slow healing and remnant dwelling. Weaving theory with attentive close-readings, the book offers an open-ended framework for conceptualising post-disaster recovery and healing. These processes happen at different times and must entail the elimination of compound vulnerabilities that created the disaster in the first place. Challenging characterisations of the region as a continuous catastrophe this book works towards a bold vision of Haiti’s and the Caribbean’s futures. The study shows how narratives can extend some of the key concepts within discipline-bound approaches to disasters, while making an important contribution to the interface between disaster studies, postcolonial ecocriticism and Haitian Studies.
Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology
Author: Peter Admirand
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610973062
Pages: 392
Year: 2012-03-16
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It is hubris to claim answers to unanswerable questions. Such questions, however--as part of their burden and worth--must still be asked, investigated, and contemplated. How there can be a loving, all-powerful God and a world stymied by suffering and evil is one of the unanswerable questions we must all struggle to answer, even as our responses are closer to gasps, silences, and further questions. More importantly, how and whether one articulates a response will have deep, lasting repercussions for any belief in God and in our judgments upon one another. Throughout this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary work, Peter Admirand draws upon his extensive research and background in theology and testimonial literature, trauma and genocide studies, cultural studies, philosophy of religion, interreligious studies, and systematic theology. As David Burrell writes in the Foreword: ". . .[T]he work's intricate structure, organization, and development will lead us to appreciate that the best one can settle for is a fractured faith built on a fractured theodicy, expressed in a language explicitly fragmented, pluralist, and broken."
The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology
Author: Daniel G. Groody, Gustavo A. Gutierrez
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268158630
Pages: 264
Year: 2013-12-30
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Since the 1973 publication of Gustavo Gutiérrez’s groundbreaking work A Theology of Liberation, liberation theology's central premise of the preferential option for the poor has become one of the most important yet controversial theological themes of the twentieth century. As the situation for many of the world’s poor worsens, it becomes ever more important to ensure that the option for the poor remains not only a vibrant theological concept but also a practical framework for living out the gift and challenge of Christian faith. The Preferential Option for the Poor beyond Theology draws on a diverse group of contributors to explore how disciplines as varied as law, economics, politics, the environment, science, liberal arts, film, and education can help us understand putting a commitment to the option for the poor into practice. The central focus of the book revolves around the question: How can one live a Christian life in a world of destitution? The contributors address the theological concept of the option for the poor as well as the ways it can shape our social, economic, political, educational, and environmental approaches to poverty. Their creative examples serve as an inspiration to all those who are seeking to put their talents at the service of human need and the building of a more just and humane world.
Seven Days in Haiti
Author: Michael Barrick
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 160034982X
Pages: 162
Year: 2007-01
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When Did I See You Hungry?
Author: Gerard Thomas Straub
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 0867165022
Pages: 274
Year: 2002
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This book is about poverty and our responsibility to help those who are forced to live on the margins of society. The photographs in this book depict real people--suffering souls whose lives are spent in the harshly cruel prison of poverty. To look into their eyes, eyes that are profoundly human and tragically sad, compels the observer to want to do something to relieve the pain, to end the misery. -- From the Introduction "Gerry Straub is a modern-day Francis, jolting us into the truth by the power of images." -- Giacomo Bini, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Drawn by the values and example of Francis of Assisi, filmmaker and author Gerard Straub spent months living among the poor of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, Toronto, Rome, Nairobi, Brazil, India, the Philippines and Jamaica. "Armed only with a pen and a 35-mm camera," he listened to their stories, photographing the men, women and children who live desperate lives of poverty and hunger. When Did I See You Hungry? is a powerful exploration of the desperation and squalor that is the plight of the poor.
Forgotten Girls
Author: Kay Marshall Strom, Michele Rickett
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830896422
Pages: 191
Year: 2014-06-28
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2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner Think of the little girls you know: your daughter, a niece, a friend's child. Then think about this: little girls are tossed away every day. All over the world, women and girls face troubles such as starvation, displacement, illiteracy, sexual exploitation and abuse. In fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed people are overwhelmingly female. Moved by the plight of these neglected girls, advocates Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to interview girls and to partner with ministries working to help females in some of the most difficult places in the world. These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people—people like you. These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. For each of the five sections of the book—physical suffering, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life—the authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads. This expanded edition includes updated statistics throughout and a discussion guide to accompany each section of the book, as well as a new preface.
The Sun and Moon Over Assisi
Author: Gerard Thomas Straub, National Education Association of the United States
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ISBN: 0867168560
Pages: 614
Year: 2008-04-01
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Reveals how the lives of the two medieval saints from Assisi, Francis and Clare, helped to transform the life of a thoroughly modern cynic from Los Angeles, California.
Frappe with Philippians
Author: Sandra Glahn
Publisher: AMG Publishers
ISBN: 0899573967
Pages: 169
Year: 2009-07
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The latest in AMG's Coee Cup Bible Study Series, Frappé with Philippians is a ve-week Bible study designed for individual or group use that includes guided Bible study on the weekdays and applicational devotionals on the weekends. Written for women on the go, the book focuses on the theme of Philippians: oneness of mind for the furtherance of the gospel and the byproduct of that focus—joy.
Sapiens
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Pages: 464
Year: 2015-02-10
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
When Helping Hurts
Author: Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487629
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-01-24
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With more than 300,000 copies in print, When Helping Hurts is a paradigm-forming contemporary classic on the subject of poverty alleviation. Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself. Focusing on both North American and Majority World contexts, When Helping Hurts provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.
Serving with Eyes Wide Open
Author: David A. Livermore
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441241132
Pages: 192
Year: 2012-12-01
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Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Foreword by Paul Borthwick.
Haiti
Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill
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Pages: 381
Year: 1988
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Recounts the depredations and corruption of the Duvalier regime in Haiti, detailing the excesses of both Papa and Baby Doc Duvalier and the grim state in which they left the country when the regime was finally overthrown
Terrify No More
Author: Gary Haugen, Gregg Hunter
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418518964
Pages: 264
Year: 2010-06-14
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“If you’re tired of living an anemic life and you want to live courageously, get this book. Terrify No More is a suspenseful read that will introduce you to the new heroes of the faith—people who are willing to take risks to bring hope and freedom to those who need it most.” — Rick Warren, Author, The Purpose Driven Life Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church “…Producer Richard Greenberg showed me some truly alarming videotape he’d obtained from a human rights group called the International Justice Mission… That tape would trigger one of the most extensive international searches I’d ever been involved with as a Dateline Correspondent.” —Chris Hansen, NBC News Correspondent “Now we have a gripping, close-up account of how IJM carries out its mission in Cambodia. Gary Haugen’s book should awaken many to what goes on in the 21st century slave trade.” — Ambassador John R. Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Out of shocking depravity emerges a story of hope. In a small village outside Phnom Penh, children as young as five are bought and sold as sex slaves. Day after day their abuse continues, and their hope slips away. In Terrify No More an international team of investigators goes undercover to infiltrate this ring of brothels and gather evidence needed to free these girls. Meanwhile, skilled legal minds race the clock, working at the highest levels of U.S. and foreign governments to bring the perpetrators to justice. Headed up by former U.N. war-crimes investigator, Gary Haugen, the team perseveres against impossible obstacles—police corruption, death threats, and mission-thwarting tip-offs—in a mission focused on bringing freedom to the victims.
Susan Sontag
Author: Leland Poague, Kathy A. Parsons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135575347
Pages: 672
Year: 2003-09-02
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Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.