A Guide for Pastors and Congregations after Violence and Trauma was recently published by Westminster/John Know Press. Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters was written by Laurie Kraus, David Holyan & Bruce Wismer.
In the acknowledgments, Pine Shores is mentioned for supporting the ministry of disaster response.
A reviewer writes: Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters is a must read handbook for pastors and church leaders of communities who could or perhaps already have experienced an unnatural disaster, such as gun violence, suicides, or sexual abuse.
Unlike natural disasters, unnatural disasters deal with the concept of sin and require a different recovery strategy.
In this book, readers will explore the four phases of human-caused disaster — Devastation and Heroism, Disillusionment, Reforming, and Wisdom — and receive step-by-step suggestions to use with their faith community during the recovery process.
Example worship resources, including prayers, music suggestions, and sermons that are appropriate to use during periods of trauma and recovery, are included. Pine Shores continues to make a difference.