|Will Dust Praise You?
Will the Dust Praise You? Spritual Responses to 9/11 by R. William Franklin and Mary Sudman Donovan
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Format: Paperback, $28.00
Order From: Church Publishing Inc. New York, New York
"Will the Dust Praise You?" is as provocative as Psalm 30, from which the title is taken. The oral histories in this book chronicle the events following the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and describe the various ministries that sprang up spontaneously around Ground Zero. It is a hopeful story told in the voices of the people who were there, who witnessed the tragedy, lost loved ones and knew they had to do something to help.
Many people felt a powerful call to volunteer in the days and months after the terrorist attacks. Some of them cooked and served food. Chiropractors and massage therapists worked around the clock, soothing aching bones and muscles. Clergy from all denominations served in the morgue. Many people helped organize the vast outpouring of support from all across the United States. Taken together, these testimonies reveal the halting but steady movement toward healing and reconciliation.