Donald K. Walker, Christina A. Courtois, and Jamie D. Aten are the editors of this substantive volume about providing psychotherapy in the intensely personal realm of faith in the context of trauma (sexual abuse, partner violence, war, natural disasters). Their use of case histories and experimental forms of therapy to illustrate just what this entails is very helpful. The editors have found that:
• "Open discussion of spiritual struggles appears to be an important element of holistic recovery from trauma."
• "Whenever possible, maintaining their relationship with God seems to be important in resolving traumatic events for clients with pre-existing faith."
• "Addressing God images appears to be an important factor in resolving spiritual damage stemming from abuse."
• "To the extent that clients engage in them, spiritual practices in general appear to be important. "
Walker, Courtois, and Aten do a fine job on the ethics of attending to spiritual issues in trauma treatment, the implications of making meaning for trauma survivors, providing spiritual and emotional care in response to disaster, working within a religious context in the treatment of partner violence, and dealing with faith and honor in trauma treatment for military personnel and their families. This pathfinding work opens the doors to more extensive and intensive spiritually oriented psychotherapy for trauma.