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Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection

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ISBN13: 9781570758973

ISBN10: 1570758972

Publisher: ORBIS BOOKS

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  • The faces of the Haitian poor reveal the face of Christ
    "I think of this book as a pilgrimage to a deeper understanding of compassion, a pilgrimage into the broken heart of Haiti."

    In January 2010 a devastating earthquake struck the impoverished land of Haiti, killing over 230,000 people and causing unimaginable suffering. But even before the earthquake, as the photos and reflections in this book make clear, Haiti was already, had been for decades, a disaster zone, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.

    Filmmaker Gerry Straub was there weeks before the earthquake, and he returned soon after to continue his project: to capture in words and images the reality of Haitis poor, both their sufferings and their spirit, and to find in this reality the face of God.

    Straub takes us into Cit?® Soleil, one of the most wretched slums on earth, where kids play amidst the stench of open sewers, where hungry people eat pies made of clay. After the earthquake, he follows exhausted doctors and aid workers working desperately to relieve the suffering.

    Hidden in the Rubble opens a window on a scene of desperate crisis, but it is ultimately a powerful and haunting challenge to enter into compassionate solidarity with the poor at our doorstep.

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Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection