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My Book Nook

Reading is one of my favorite activities. I have to do a lot of it for work, but I also enjoy delving in to a good novel, cookbook, or some fascinating non-fiction.

What are you reading these days? See anything here you’d like to comment on or chat about? Have you any good recommendations? Please leave a comment!

Currently in my pile:

Anatomy of the Soul – Curt Thompson
Will and Spirit – Gerald May
Ultrarunning Magazine,  Trail Running, The Economist, and Cooking Light, and of course Pediatrics in Review

Recent Reads: 

Centering Prayer – Cynthia Bourgeault
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven Covey
Love Is an Orientation – Andrew Marin
The Night Circus – Erin Morganstern

Addiction and Grace – Gerald May MD

Love Wins – Rob Bell
The Rest of God – Mark Buchanan
The Other Side of Normal – Jordan Smoller
Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports – Tim Noakes
Cinderella Ate My Daughter – Peggy Orenstein

Recommendations and favorite authors (not a comprehensive list, but a few suggestions):

Anything by Henri Nouwen or Eugene Peterson, Richard Rohr
N.T. Wright, C.S. Lewis are also favorites
Truth and Transformation – Vishal Mangalwadi
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Eric Metaxas
Invitation to A Journey – Robert Mulholland
Fiction: Susan Howatch, Jasper Fforde
The Social Animal – David Brooks
Cutting For Stone – Abraham Verghese
The Sparrow & Children of God by Mary Doria Russell – best novels (with “Stone”) I have read in years!
Poetry: Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership – Ruth Haley Barton
Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Everything Belongs – Richard Rohr
Born To Run – Christopher McDougall

Trafficking-specific resources:

Bales, Kevin (1999). Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press.
Haugen, Gary (1999) Good News About Injustice. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.Ehrenreich, Barbara, & Arlie Russell Hoschschild, eds. (2002) Global Woman: Nannies, maids and sex workers in the New Economy. New York: Henry Holt & Company.Farley, Melissa, ed. (2004). Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress. HaworthMaltreatment and Trauma Press. Worth Publishers. New York.Andrea Di Nicola, et al. 2009.  Prostitution and Human Trafficking; Focus on Clients. Springer Science, New York.Kathryn Farr, (2005) Sex Trafficking; The Global Market in Women and Children. Worth Publishers, New York.Kilbourn, Phyllis, ed. (1996). Children in Crisis: A New Commitment. Monrovia, CA:MARC.Kilbourn, Phyllis & Marjorie McDermid, eds. (1998). Sexually Exploited Children: Working to Protect and Heal. Monrovia, CA: MARC.Malarek, Victor. (2003) The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade. New York: Arcade Publishing.Bales, Kevin ed. (2004) New Slavery Reference Handbook 2ndEd. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara.Miles, Glenn, & Josephine-Joy Wright, eds. (2003). Celebrating Children: Equipping People Working with Children and Young People Living in Difficult Circumstances Around the World. Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Press.Online


Caring for Trafficked Persons IOM. Geneva. 2009.  http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/activities/by-theme/migration-health/caring-for-trafficked-persons/

Trafficking in Persons Report. US State Dept 2010. http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2010/

Child prostitution: global health burden, research needs, and interventions. Willis, B., Levy, B. Lancet 2002; 359:1417-22

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women. Zimmerman C., Watts C. London: LSHTM/WHO, 2003

The Mulitlingual Healthcare Providers Phrasebok. 1st Ed. Doctors At War 2010. www.doctorsatwar.org

Zimmerman C., et al. The Health of Trafficked Women: A Survey of Women Entering Post-trafficking Services in Europe. AJPH. 2008;98(1):55-59.

Stolen Smiles: A summary report on the physical and psychological health consequences of women and adolescents trafficked in Europe. Zimmerman C. LSHTM, European Commission’s Daphne Programme, Int’l Organization for Migration 2006.

“Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the US”. Hughes, Donna M. (2003). http://www.uri.edu/artsci/wms/hughes/hiding_in_plain_sight.pdf

Turning Pain Into Power: Trafficking Survivor’s Perspectives on Early Intervention Strategies. Family Violence Prevention Fund in partnership with the World Childhood Foundation, March 2005. http://www.endabuse.org/userfiles/file/ImmigrantWomen/Turning%20Pain%20intoPower.pdf

Focal Point Program on Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Abuse of Children. NGO Group for the

CRC. : http://www.againstsexualexploitation.org/en/whoweare/mission.html

“Human Trafficking: Sex Trafficking: Facts & Figures” (The Protection Project). http://www.worldrevolution.org/Projects/Webguide/GuideArticle.asp?ID=1430

The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking. (2007).


Searching for Best Practices to Counter Human Trafficking in Africa: A Focus on Women and Children. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0013/001384/138447E.pdf

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.


Trafficking, Violence and Sexual Exploitation. Articles written/co-written by Donna M. Hughes


Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional. Barrows, J., Finger, R. Southern Medical Journal. 2008; 101(5): 521-524.


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