Tackling Trauma: Global, Biblical, and Pastoral Perspectives

Tackling Trauma: Global, Biblical, and Pastoral Perspectives

by Paul A. Barker

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Trauma is a universal phenomenon that can be caused by international catastrophes or individual, personal tragedy. Trauma is also a severely neglected topic in Christian literature, and while it can challenge someone’s faith in Christ, God and the ministry of his Word is central to dealing with the emotional and psychological impact of trauma. By his Spirit, through his Word, and through his church, God is available to minister to people suffering from trauma and bring transformation to their lives. In this book, a team of experienced and informed Christian professionals from around the world promote a deep biblical response to trauma through clinical and theological wisdom and their first-hand experience of witnessing and experiencing trauma. The contributions provide practical responses to people’s trauma, rather than mere descriptions of the problems, making it an ideal resource for pastors, counsellors, humanitarian workers and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783684823
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

PAUL BARKER is an Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Australia. He was previously Regional Coordinator for Asia for Langham Preaching and Langham Scholar Care. His PhD was published as The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy. He has written books and articles on Amos, Psalms, and Deuteronomy as well as preaching. He was Senior Minister at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Doncaster, Melbourne, Australia, for many years before living in Asia, teaching in seminaries and training preachers since late 2009. Through his extensive travels across Asia he encountered many people dealing with the effects of trauma.

Table of Contents


  1. Joseph and Trauma Recovery (John Steward)
  2. Praying the Psalms: From Trauma to Resilience (Samuel B. Thielman)
  3. Facing Trauma in Proverbs 24:13–22: Cultivating Virtue Ethics amidst Evil and Wickedness (Shirley S. Ho)
  4. A Trauma Observed: Biblical Reflections on Safety, Control and Fragmentation (Ida Glaser)
  5. Heeding Matthew’s Voice in the Conflicts and Civil Wars in the DRC (Dr Isaac K. Mbabazi)
  6. Vulnerability and a Vision of Hope: Engaging Creation’s Groaning in Romans 8 and Disasters in the Philippines (Rev Rolex M. Cailing)
  7. Forgiveness in a Broken World: An Exploration through the Drama of Scripture (Kethoser [Aniu] Kevichusa)
  8. Christian Discipleship in a Traumatized Society (Rachel C. Mutai)
  9. The bad, the Ugly, the Worst: A Reflection on Christian Forgiveness towards Perpetrators of Traumatic Experiences (Amos Winarto Oei)
  10. Pastoral and Spiritual Response to Trauma and Tragedy (Naji Abi-Hashem)
  11. Trauma Care for Disaster Survivors in Tacloban: Spiritual, Psychological and Cultural Dimensions (Melba Padilla Maggay)
  12. Strengthening Resilience of Disaster Survivors: Integrating Psychospiritual Support in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Response (Annabel Manzanilla-Manalo)
  13. Suffering and Mission: Narrative Research from Cambodia (Yuzo Imamura)
  14. The Family as a Source of Mental Trauma in the Military Conflict in Ukraine (Svitlana Kravchuk and Vacheslav Khalanskyy)
  15. By His Wounds I Am Healed to Love: Learning from Rwandans (John Steward)
  16. The Civil War in the DRC and Trauma (Bishop Muhindo Isesomo)
  17. Trauma Healing and Reconciliation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of the Church (Gladys K. Mwiti)
  18. Trauma Healing in Men (William Foute)
  19. Healing Trauma through Art and Drama (Lorraine Foute)
  20. Healing around the Cross and Liturgy (John and Sandi Steward)


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