Many Asian Countries are on the "Ring of Fire" with its history of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and other extreme weather events.
In this book, scholars and practitioners have provided us with a rich resource for theological reflection on natural disasters, as well as strategies of intervention, support, and help.
The book wrestles with the human heart cry in the face of suffering - "Where were you, o God?" - and the pressing question - "Does God manage the events of nature, or not?"
It also gives practical suggestions on what can be done to help people heal, rebuild, and map out long-term strategies for future disasters. In this anthology, theology and human compassion weave a wonderful web of human resilience, showing how the church can be an agent of support and transformation in times of disaster.
The papers were edited by Dr. Athena Gorospe of Asian Theological Seminary, assisted by Dr. Charles Ringma and Ms. Karen Hollenbeck-Wuest. Information about the contributors is provided following the main text.