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Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh is a published author.  Here are links to her publications for purchase:

 

Violent Trauma, Culture, and Power: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Lived Religion

From the Palgrave Macmillan website:

This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of the intertwining impact of violent trauma, culture, and power through case studies of two ministries serving in different demographic contexts within the United States. Mass shootings continue to rise in the United States, including in religious and school contexts, and the U.S. also is ground zero for the now international Black Lives Matter movement. The author shows how all forms of violent trauma impact more than individuals –devastating communal relationships and practices of religious or spiritual meaning-making in the aftermath, and assesses how these impacts differ according to lived experiences with culture and power.

Looking at the two ministries, an urban grassroots lay ministry organization that serves surviving family members in the aftermath of homicide, and a denominational ministry that served a church in the aftermath of a political and religiously motivated shooting, the author develops trauma-specific interdisciplinary tools for lived religion studies.

Pre-Release Review Recommendation:

"This book powerfully utilizes an intersectional lens to highlight the inter-interconnections to be found for those working in faith communities, as well as mental health. Walsh provides the reader with an opportunity to explore and develop theoretical and practice perspectives that include: race and ethnicity, religion and spirituality, social class and ability, sexual orientation, immigration and refugee status, and explores the impact that oppression and discrimination have on our communities and society. I highly recommend this book for those who are engaged in working to combat domination at the local, national and global levels."

- Gary Bailey, Simmons College, USA

 

 

Chapter 12:

"Taking Matter Seriously: Material Theopoetics in the Aftermath of Communal Violence"

in Post-Traumatic Public Theology edited by Stephanie N. Arel and Shelly Rambo

 

Listen here for an interview of Rev. Walsh on her work:

Books and Beyond, February 2017 Newton Public Library Interview

 

Additionally Rev. Walsh recommends a number of books and CDs that her clients find useful. If you would like to purchase one or more of these, just order through the links below.

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chödrön

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

The Dangerous Old Woman by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Dangerous Old Woman

 

Finally, Rev. Grubbs also recommends a number of books and CDs that his clients find useful. If you would like to purchase one or more of these, just order through the links below.

Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life by Scott W. Alexander

Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart & Protecting the Earth by Roger Gottlieb

A Spirituality of Resistance: Finding a Peaceful Heart & Protecting the Earth

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