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Useful Books

May 1, 2013

Over the past several weeks of this series examining Christian’s perspectives on war, I have received some inquiry as to resources I am using. So I felt a short bibliography of sorts might be in order at this point. My hope is this will provide you some reading to assist you in gaining perspective on a variety of issues.

The first two books address the mental health issues service members and veterans can suffer from after combat. They address them in a pastoral application perspective. The third book here provides a more clinical, or technical, approach to PTSD.

Brock, Rita Nakashima & Gabrielle Lettini. Soul Repair. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2012

Higgins, Hardie M. To Make the Wounded Whole: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of PTSD. West Conhohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2010

Friedman, Matthew J, Terence M. Keane, & Patricia A. Resick, eds. Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2007

I have spoken frequently over the past month of Just Peacemaking. The main book I have used for this is:

Stassen, Glen H., ed. Just Peacemaking: the new paradigm for the ethics of peace and war. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press, 2008

Other texts I have found useful, in whole or part, over the past several months are listed below.

Bainton, Roland H. Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace. Eugene, OR: WIPF and Stock Publishers, 1960

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. New York, NY: HarperOne, 1954

Cahill, Lisa Sowle. Love Your Enemies: Discipleship, Pacifism, and Just War Theory. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1994

Kantongole, Emmanuel. Mirror to the Church: Resurrecting Faith after Genocide in Rwanda. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009

Tutu, Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness. New York, NY: Image Books, 1999

Wright, N.T. Evil and the Justice of God. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2006

These are some of the more useful texts I have used in addition to countless journal articles. I hope you find them useful in your study and ministry. Conversely, I ask you post comments on this with any titles you find useful to you as you explore these topics. The church as a whole needs to develop a solid theology on war and by sharing resources we continue to assist each other in our growth.

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