Post-Traumatic Jesus: Reading the Gospel with the Wounded (Paperback)

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Post-Traumatic Jesus: Reading the Gospel with the Wounded By David W. Peters Cover Image


"In 30 short chapters, Peters takes us through some of Jesus' parables, Jesus' encounters with people seeking his help, Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Reclaiming that core message can be as powerful today in helping people find hope and resilience as it was 2,000 years ago, David tells us. I agree. This is a must-have volume for pastors, small-group leaders, chaplains and anyone who cares about the lives within their families, their local congregations and their surrounding communities." - Read the Spirit Cover Story

After twenty years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a global pandemic, protests against racial violence, and frequent shootings, more Americans than ever are living with the effects of trauma. The good news is that Jesus was born and died in a traumatized world, and his story speaks forever to wounded people worldwide. Army veteran and Episcopal priest David Peters explores Jesus' life story through the post-traumatic lens with which the Gospel writers first wrote it--as people who had seen their leader executed by the same oppressive government that had already shrouded their whole lives in anxiety and fear. Meeting the post-traumatic Jesus--the only Jesus the world has ever known--can be a balm to the wounds of modern Christians and spiritual seekers.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780664267322
ISBN-10: 0664267327
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English