Journeys of Courage

Journeys of Courage

Remarkable Stories of the Healing Power of Community 

Author: Joy Carol

Price: $14.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 256

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-79-7

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: February 12, 2004

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Journeys of Courage answers the outcry for stories of healing in the violent and turbulent times in which we live. These are powerful accounts about the transformation and healing experienced by communities that have courageously faced horrendous challenges. These stories vividly demonstrate what has worked for different kinds of communities and how they undertook meaningful healing processes. The stories range from people affected by 9/11 to abuses within the church, to those affected by addictions and poverty, and many more.


"Superbly crafted."

"A superbly crafted collection of moving stories to inspire all of us!"

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Wide-ranging and wonderful."

J"oy Carol has done it again. Wide-ranging and wonderful, this is a unique guide to places and people that have much to teach us about how healing happens."

Nina H. Frost, Author of Soul Mapping

"Stories that can heal."

"These are the stories we need after 9/11. These are stories that can heal. With her sure sense of timing, Joy Carol has once again come forward to inspire us, to urge us on. Here her focus is on a larger context—community. Bringing us true tales, hope, and inspiration, she gently says, 'this is the way we need to heal.'"

China Galland, Author of The Bond Between Women

"Discovering hope."

"Today, more than ever, we need community. The only question is 'How do we heal the rupture that divides us?' In her book, Joy Carol explains to us the importance of communities coming together to offer, and at the same time, get support. She emphasizes the fact that we do have the ability to overcome trying times by being a whole community. Through her spiritual views, Joy Carol is once again discovering hope for those who thought it was lost."

Helen LaKelly Hunt & Harville Hendrix
Authors of Getting the Love You Want

"Her stories inspire and encourage."

"Joy Carol tells stories of communities where evil has been confronted head on, where forgiveness and reconciliation have become possible through the courageous witness of ordinary saints. Her stories inspire and encourage, even as they also challenge us."

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Author of Making Room at the Table


"Joy Carol's elegant new work Journeys of Courage speaks to the ability of the human heart to survive the unthinkable. In the darkness of tragedy and loss, Ms. Carol once again has given voice to the many who have chosen to keep going."

Bereavement Magazine

"Healing that gives hope and strength."

"We are all in need of healing, of stories such as Joy tells to inspire and cheer us on against what often seem insurmountable odds. In struggle we build community and find healing that gives hope and strength to create a different future."

Mary Zepernick, Past President
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

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