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When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation Hardcover – Oct 6 2011

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Oct. 6 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199837104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199837106
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2.8 x 16.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #276,346 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a remarkable book, a book full of hope about situations that seem hopeless."
--Parker J. Palmer, author of A Hidden Wholeness

"Based on deep listening and respect for the people who have suffered the most from violence, this book offers sensitive insights for approaching the space between trauma and forgiveness." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

John Paul Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. His books include The Moral Imagination and Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies. Angela Jill Lederach is a research associate at the Center for Public Policy Studies in Boulder, Colorado.

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A Subtle and Provactive Look at Conflict Resolution Oct. 22 2013
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This book challenges the reader to move away from a purely linear view of conflict resolution and to view that process through different metaphoric lenses. In seeing the circular nature of the process and the role that sound plays in the process of reconciliation, the Lederach's (father and daughter) weave together a range of alternative processes to resolve seemingly intractable conflict. The stories they tell and the metaphors they explore themselves reflect a different way of seeing and thereby open new possibilities and wellsprings for unlocking the moral imaginations of those otherwise locked in conflict.
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Wonderful synthesis April 28 2013
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How do we truly heal from conflict and build peace in meaningful ways? This is a beautiful and engaging book to read with moving stories of healing, interwoven with a theory of change that really resonates in how we can work at individual and collective levels to repair and heal the damage violent conflict causes. I've been a fan of Jean Paul Lederach ever since The Moral Imagination. This book really confirms for me why. Grateful.
Suffering is not the whole story. April 4 2015
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Deeply felt reflections on the journey of suffering but with a navigable path to healing.
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A very good book April 2 2013
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This is a very interesting book about peacebuilding in various communities. I recommend it to students and practitioners in the field of peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
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The book came in fast, and it's very interesting for the class I'm taking. It's cheaper here than at my school, so don't hesitate if you want to save some cash.