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THE COLOR OF GRACE

How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War

by Williams, Bethany Haley

Haley is the founder of Exile International, a non-profit organization that brings hope and healing to former child soldiers and rape survivors in the Congo and Uganda through art and other expressive therapies.

Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves.

Faced with her own battle with shame and a rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International, a non-profit that implements art/expressive therapy and long-term, rehabilitative care to restore and empower war-affected children—including children rescued from Joseph Kony’s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army).

One of those rescued young men, Solomon, was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch LRA soldiers maim and murder his father and grandfather. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to “raise them well…for one day we’ll return to take them too.” Solomon is one of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after.

Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for changing the fabric of their countries by becoming leaders for peace and advocates of the power of forgiveness.

(There is a documentary about Haley and Exile International’s work in Uganda, to be released in 2015.)

Bethany Haley Williams is the founder and executive director of Exile International, an organization that exists to restore Africa’s former child soldiers and children orphaned by war. With a PhD in counseling psychology, a master’s in clinical social work, she is a leader in the specialized field of war-affected children rehabilitation with worldwide organizations such as the United Nations and the Global Trauma Recovery Institute. With more than twenty years of experience in the field, Bethany maintains a small counseling and coaching practice in Nashville, TN. She and her husband, Matthew, reside in Nashville, Tennessee, and lead the work of Exile International together. To learn more, visit ExileInternational.org, BethanyHaley.Blogspot.com, or BethanyHaleyWilliams.com.

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I meet Jesus anew in Bethany's stories of these children. It is my prayer that you will, too. It is my prayer that all of us will know and believe that Jesus can turn our greatest pain into our greatest joy, if only we will invite him.

Quote: Katie Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kisses From Katie

Psychologist helps rescued child soldiers in 'The Color of Grace'

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The Color of Grace poignantly addresses a lesson I learned long ago: when people are sick, homeless, or hungry, words are not enough. They need help for when they hurt. Drawing from her professional training and her personal experiences with trauma, Bethany provides that help for children who are wounded both physically and emotionally. This book will inspire you, inform you, and enable you to see God’s grace in the midst of pain.

Quote: Josh D. McDowell, Author, Speaker

Bethany is a force of nature and loves everyone in her blast radius with the kind of focused attention and compassion that Jesus gave to the people around Him. Bethany doesn’t just pass along some theories she’s read about in this book. She shares the pain, the hope, and the wonder that have become her life. Buckle up. You’re going to love the journey you're about to go on with someone who knows and lives what she’s talking about.

Quote: Bob Goff, author of Love Does

I couldn’t put the book down. Bethany’s words are raw and vulnerable. Each chapter made me want to read more and to go deeper into the story of redemption. This book illustrates more than ever the beauty and healing that can spring forth from the most painful things in our lives.

Quote: Esther Havens, International Humanitarian Photographer

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