Zen Under Fire: How I Found Peace in the Midst of War

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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Sourcebooks
Publish Date
Pages
337
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781402281112

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Reviews

"In "Zen Under Fire", Marianne Elliott doesn't just settle for narrating the dangers and dramas of her time as a human rights officer in Afghanistan, she displays uncommon skill in exploring the complexities and contradictions inherent in working across cultures and a rare and soulful vulnerability about her personal struggle to forge balance and find love along the way." - Lisa McKay, author of Love At The Speed Of Email
"Elliott reflects on the psychological and emotional challenges of humanitarian work and the importance of bolstering the spirits of those who perform it." - Booklist
"An activist's candid account of the hardships she endured working as a human rights officer for the United Nations....Elliott describes her experiences with an open-heartedness that is admirable
" - Kirkus
"This book touched my heart, soul and intellect. Marianne is vulnerable and fearless in offering this sincere account of her experience in Afghanistan. She asks important questions and does not shy away from complex issues with no clear answers. Marianne takes the reader on an intimate journey that is raw and inspiring. I enjoyed every minute of it!" - Hala Khouri, M.A., Co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World
"This is an amazing book, kind of like if Eat, Pray, Love had happened in Afghanistan and the stakes were life and death."" - Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author of Wisdom of a Broken Heart
"I could not put this book down...Marianne's story plunged into my heart but made me see I can make a difference, too. There is magic in these pages." - Jennifer Louden, author of The Women's Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
"In Zen Under Fire, Marianne Elliott doesn't just settle for narrating the dangers and dramas of her time as a human rights officer in Afghanistan, she displays uncommon skill in exploring the complexities and contradictions inherent in working across cultures and a rare and soulful vulnerability about her personal struggle to forge balance and find love along the way." - Lisa McKay, author of Love At The Speed Of Email
"A stark and valuable glimpse into one humanitarian's effort to bring peace to the Afghan people and herself" - Shelf Awareness
"For anyone looking for a better understanding of what it's like to live in a war-torn country, Elliott vividly explains the trials of daily life and the challenges to change in the region. It is easy to be enthralled by the perilous and picturesque villages of Afghanistan, ... both horrifying and inspiring." - Whole Life Magazine
"Elliott provides an excellent guide to the war-torn region in Zen Under Fire, taking readers by the hand and leading them into a new understanding of a part of the world that Americans know too little about." - Chicago Review of Books
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