"Modern theology needs the rediscovery of the category of consolation. This book is rich of consolations because it takes the cry of lament seriously."
"A timely, accessible, and valuable book. The recovery of the biblical traditions of loss and hurt is intrinsically worth doing, more worth doing in an increasingly disestablished society."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emeritus
"This cross-disciplinary collaboration is . . . poignant and compelling testimony to the personal and communal power of lament and its importance to the practice of ministry. This book is the one that I have been waiting for."
--Christie Cozad Neuger, Brite Divinity School
"Few books in the literature of lament have drawn together so much material from the biblical, theological, and pastoral spheres as Rachel's Cry."
--Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary
"Honesty with God is the doorway to authentic hope and faith. . . . This is one of the most liberating books I have read in a long time."
--James Newton Poling, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
"This is the first book to bring scattered discussions together into one coherent whole . . . with deep Christian insight and conviction, with vivid examples, and with learning which is as gracefully communicated as it is broad and deep in its substance. I will be keeping it near at hand, so as to return to it often."
--Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University
"Rachel's Cry is not only a timely book, it is an urgently needed resource for people who long for a way to live with irrational suffering. Unless we recover the prayer of lament, we are in danger of being trapped in powerlessness, cynicism, and despair."
--Herbert Anderson, Catholic Theological Union, Emeritus
"I found it difficult to put this book down. Rachel's Cry convincingly argues that an authentic and empowering spirituality requires the language of lament and protest alongside praise and thanksgiving."
--Nancy J. Ramsay, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary