Preaching and Trauma-Informed Theology
Imprint: Cascade Books
"A wise and clear-eyed companion, Sarah Travis guides preachers toward homiletical paths that reveal spaces of vulnerability and honesty to nourish trust and hope in the midst of our wounded world. Unspeakable is thoroughly theological and trauma informed. Travis's approach encourages preachers to face difficulties and limitations, offering fresh possibilities that lead to validation and safety for survivors and creativity in preaching."
—Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics, United Theological Seminary
“Sarah Travis has written a beautiful book. She invites preachers to join her on the edge: to the threshold of trauma-informed preaching. On the way, Travis takes us to the heart of the gospel and the reality of death and suffering which cannot be glossed over with simplistic narratives that announce healing but pass over wounds and scars in silence. Her concern is pastoral, but more than that, profoundly theological even for those spaces where it still hurts. As I ache for preaching that can do the same, I can't help but think she has rendered for us who preach a costly favor in writing this important book.”
—David Schnasa Jacobsen, Bishops Scholar in Homiletics and Preaching, Boston University School of Theology