The Color of Grace

The Color of Grace

How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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"The pain of a middle-class white woman in rural America and that of war-ravaged children in Africa find common ground in their shame, their self-loathing, and their hopelessness. Author Bethany Haley is the woman behind the non-profit organization Exile International, which nurtures rescued children--innocent little boys who are forced to kill, maim, and rape; and defenseless young girls who are abducted as sex slaves for the army. The Kony 2012 youtube sensation, which received over 100 million views in one week, brought these horrors to light. With a foreword by Katie Davis (of KISSES FROM KATIE), Bethany shares that the steps that led to healing and hope in her own life also transform the desperate lives of children an ocean away"--
"Pain and hopelessness are the common ground shared between two vastly different cultures--a middle-class white woman in rural America and war-ravaged children in Africa--as author Bethany Haley shares her story of healing and how she built Exile International, a non-profit that nurtures child soldiers rescued from the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army). Meet Denis. Denis was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch members of the LRA murder his father and grandparents. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to "raise them well... for one day we'll return to take them too." Denis is one of thousands of innocent boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after. Once the children escape or are rescued, they have to find a way to live again. This is where Bethany Haley comes in. Faced with her own failures and rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International--a foundation that uses art and expression therapy to help with the healing process. Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for making a difference in their country as peace-makers. Featuring a foreword by Katie Davis, author of the bestseller Kisses from Katie, this riveting narrative shows us that no matter what hardships we have endured, there is always a way to healing and a positive future"--
Published: New York :, Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781442380479
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital
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