Walking Through Fire
Iraqis’ Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Peggy Faw Gish steadfastly refused to let war sever the bonds of friendship that had grown between her and numerous Iraqi friends. She witnessed the ongoing U.S. torment of Iraqis. By remaining with people afflicted by economic and military warfare, listening carefully and honestly chronicling what she saw and heard, she has created a compelling description of life in a country devastated by invasions, dictatorship, sanctions, and war."
--Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
"By living in Iraq under U.S. bombs and occupation, Peggy Faw Gish has learned to see with Iraqi eyes. By reading her inspiring story of suffering love, we, too, can learn to see--and be transformed."
--Jim Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable
"This account of civilian peacemaking in the Iraqi war zone by a seasoned human rights worker combines poignant personal reflection and hard-nosed analysis. Gish's moving stories of Iraqi and Kurd endurance, hospitality, and dignity amidst the most violent years of U.S. occupation challenge us to refuse to forget this war."
--Tim Nafziger, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
"This long-overdue book is the fruit of many years of bold adventures for peace. It reads like a journal, but a thrilling journal filled with horror and hope, written from the trenches of one of the most troubled war zones in the world. Peggy has seen things that did not make the news--some of them are more terrible than we can ever imagine, and some of them are more beautiful than we could ever dream. Her life and words are a daring call for us to get in the way of violence."
--Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution