Resources: Suggested Reading
The following resources are recommended by Soldier's Heart. You may order them using the links to their web sites.
The War After the War: A Warrior's Journey Home
John Wesley Fisher
Revealing the Soldier’s Heart Model for healing PTSD
"The horrible road to war can be traveled far too easily and even
against our will. In contrast, the road home is long, difficult,
confusing, and tragically unmapped. John Fisher has walked these
roads through war's furnace and home with his eyes, heart, mind and
spirit wide open. He has examined all that lies in his own conscience
and soul. He has peeked into corners of self, healing and society
that few examine. He has restlessly searched to understand war's
wounding and contribute to its healing. For all these reasons and
more, John Fisher's witness should be heard and heeded. With courage,
devotion and love, John has transformed himself from veteran into
spiritual warrior. In this book, The War After the War,
he maps his journey so that others can also find their ways home
and to self."
-- Ed Tick, Co-director
of Soldier's Heart
From the Bataan Death March and the Hell Ships, through fear and
hatred, to forgiveness and the dawn of illumined spiritual understanding
– and based on actual events and people – a son tells the story of
his father’s struggle to survive as a Japanese war prisoner and then
redeem his broken life.
Voices in Wartime Education Project
“The grief that a soldier feels when a comrade is killed or severely maimed, is akin to the grief of a mother whose child has just been killed.” -- Jonathan Shay, in the Voices in Wartime Anthology
Voices in Wartime Feature-length documentary DVD (for individual use)
74-minute documentary that delves into the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets - unknown and world-famous. Soldiers, journalists, historians and experts on combat interviewed in Voices in Wartime add diverse perspectives on war's effects on soldiers, civilians and society. Also includes the short film Beyond Wartime.
Voices in Wartime Anthology
Andrew Himes and Jan Bultmann, editors
240-page book includes poetry, essays, and narratives based on interviews conducted for the feature-length documentary film Voices in Wartime.
Voices in Wartime Education Project: Curricula for High School and College Classes
Kit includes DVD, Discussion & Action Guide, Poetry in Wartime teacher’s guide, US Wars in Asia teacher’s guide, The Great War teacher’s guide, plus 240-page Voices in Wartime Anthology.
Voices in Wartime Poetry CD
31 Poems from the Voices in Wartime Anthology and the feature-length film. Includes poems read by their authors from around the world from Iraq to London, Baghdad to Seattle, as well as poems from the past by poets such as Wilfred Owens, Alan Seeger, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes. Music composed by Stephen Lamb and Anton Sanko.