Reflections from a Scorched Earth
Ed Walker has witnessed death, starvation, and savage acts of violence; but also heights of nobility, faith and hope. As the longest-serving member of Tearfund's Disaster Response Team he has served in six war zones and one drought-stricken area. The book covers Ed's reflections and reactions as he searches for the God of hope amidst enormous suffering and deep despair. It tells poignant, sad but also hopeful stories, mingling diary entries with reflections and arresting narrative. The book is told in chronological sequence. The stories are numerous and often horrifying, but again and again Ed is able to discern 'the glimmering shadow of God at work amidst the madness.'