Much has been discovered on how trauma affects our brains and bodies.  The below Christian resources can help us find healing.

Travis, S. (2021). Unspeakable: Preaching and trauma-informed theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Jones, S. (2019). Trauma and grace. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox.  


Baldwin, J. (2018). Trauma sensitive theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Gingrich, H. and Gingrich, F.  eds. (2017). Treating trauma in Christian counseling. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press.


Rambo, S. (2010). Spirit and trauma: A theology of remaining. Louisville, KY: John Knox Press.



Additional Excellent Resources:

Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being

Graham, L. (2013). Bouncing back. Novato, California: New World Library.

Mathieu, F. (2011).  The compassion fatigue workbook: Creative tools for transforming compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. New York: Routledge.

Rothschild, B. (2006). Help for the helper: The psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. New York: W.W. Norton.

Schwartz, J. (2012). You are not your brain: The 4-step solution for changing bad habits, ending unhealthy thinking, and taking control of your life. New York:Avery.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Van der Kolk, B. (2014).The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma.New York: Penguin.

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

van Dernoot Lipsky, L., & Burk, C. (2009 ). Trauma stewardship. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

ProQOL – The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) is the most commonly used measure of the negative and positive affects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma. Clicking this link will bring you to the self-measure. You can also visit their website for more information: