★★★★ ☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
As the title intimates, this is a handbook for the whys and hows of compassion care as a response to community and individual disasters. Prepares the church to respond as the heart of concern, with God's love and practical help. Will keep this for future development for our congregation and recommend it to pastors.
Alten and Boan's books is worth studying as a how-to manual to prepare for disasters. It will also help - and perhaps inspire - church leaders who are looking for ways to serve their community but may not have considered disaster engagement as a valid service to the community.