Daughters of Rizpah

Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma

By Sharon A. Buttry, Daniel L. Buttry

Foreword by Molly T. Marshall

Daughters of Rizpah

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  • ISBN: 9781532699313
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2020
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Daughters of Rizpah

Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma

By Sharon A. Buttry, Daniel L. Buttry

Foreword by Molly T. Marshall

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  • ISBN: 9781532699313
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 10/13/2020
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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  • ISBN: 9781532699313
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About-

Trauma recovery and healing get a lot of attention these days, but in situations of war and violence trauma is also a social experience set within the larger conflict context. The authors examine an ancient biblical story full of violence and trauma that makes most readers turn the page quickly. The reader is invited instead to sit with the story, listen to the voices of the characters, and feel the full range of their emotions. There is much to be learned through the story that offers insight for trauma healing and reconciliation, and motivation for deep and abiding social change. The biblical story becomes a doorway into a journey of discovery about traumatized people, specifically women, who choose not to remain as victims. Instead, they rise up in transformative nonviolent action. The authors lift up the Rizpah story and contemporary stories of “Daughters of Rizpah” from around the world to inspire hope amid the traumatizing turmoil of the twenty-first century.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“This book arose out of Dan and Sharon Buttry’s small group training—for decades, in forty-five countries, often in interfaith groups, always in the midst of serious social conflicts—using the brief, often overlooked story of Rizpah (2 Sam 21), ancient Hebrew mother, as one among many teaching tools, using experiential education exercises, to illustrate, analyze, and generate new insights on effective nonviolent strategies in the struggle for justice. This book is revelatory.”

—Ken Sehested, author of In the Land of the Willing: Litanies, Prayers, Poems, and Benedictions



“Sharon and Daniel Buttry’s book contains a painful invitation to enter into the trauma and injustice of Rizpah’s story and the stories of others who have experienced unspeakable injustices in today’s world. One almost wants to close the book and turn the eyes away from these unbearable accounts. But! I encourage you to allow yourself to feel the pain deeply and risk entering into the complexity and challenge of these stories so that you, too, can become an agent of God’s nonviolent, transformative change in this world even as God uses those who are seemingly powerless to bring about God’s kingdom of reconciliation and hope on earth as it is in heaven.”

—Sharon T. Koh, Executive Director/CEO, International Ministries

Contributors-

Sharon A. Buttry
Daniel L. Buttry
Molly T. Marshall

Bio(s)-

Sharon A. Buttry and Daniel L. Buttry are ordained American Baptist clergy who are retired faith-based global consultants specializing in conflict transformation and social trauma healing. Their trainings have impacted peacemakers in more than fifty countries. They live in Detroit, Michigan, where they are active in community organizing focused on interfaith relationships, environmental justice, and anti-violence issues. Daniel has written nine other books, and Sharon enjoys bringing beauty to urban life through the arts.

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