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'The Color of Grace' by Bethany Haley
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The Color of Grace: How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War
by Bethany Haley Williams, PhD

Psychologist Bethany Haley’s “perfect” life was in shambles after her tumultuous marriage ended. She needed emotional healing, but also felt a strong call to missions work. In her riveting memoir, The Color of Grace, Haley tells how her journey led her into a treacherous war zone, where she now provides care for former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves in Uganda and the Congo.

Haley founded Exile International, a nonprofit that implements art/expressive therapy and long-term rehabilitative care to restore and empower these war-traumatized children. Once they learn to face their pasts, they find hope for the future, becoming advocates for peace and the power of forgiveness.

Perhaps this new-found hope is best expressed by one of these courageous young souls, a Congolese boy named Andres: “In spite of war in Congo, I know that I live today because of the grace of God; He is the first and the last. He is my refuge. I know that God loves me and will use my heartaches to help others.”

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