To speak of joy in connection with this book, which contains so much pain, could make anyone uneasy. But joy is what I felt when I encountered the purity of Penny Coleman's writing, thinking, scholarship, and, most of all, compassionate understanding.
Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., Author Achilles in Vietnam, Odysseus in America
Crucial reading for ALL religiously and spiritually rooted people should be Penny Coleman's Flashback: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War. Coleman, the widow of a post-traumatic veteran who killed himself, has intertwined her own story with serious research into the disease.