"Opportunities to help are all around, and Johnson suggests ways to reach out to others who are suffering loss, illness, and loneliness. Disasters will continue, and Johnson’s informative and moving book will help readers offer succor." Booklist, Starred Review
Finding Comfort is a book about easing grief and trauma after unimaginable horrors – mass shootings, catastrophic natural disasters and terrorist acts. Personal recollections of responding to tragedy, combined with a practical application, Earl Johnson offers readers the tools they need to seek support and offer it to those in need. The book walks through the life-cycle of disaster care from the first hours and days to the years that follow.
Having been a care provider in a variety of events, Johnson shares valuable wisdom from those who have worked in the worst situations. Whether you’re a first responder, a care professional, a victim of a disaster, a family member, or following a disaster on television or social media, Finding Comfort gives readers guidance and support. Readers don’t have to wait for tragedy. this work helps one be prepared through examples and practical suggestions. This book is a ready resource to both those in need looking for help and to those wishing to provide it.
Whether you’re interested in psychology, a community organizer or planner, or are just looking for ways to help others or yourself, “Finding Comfort During Hard Times” is an important, thoughtful, and well-researched resource.”
9/21/20: Author interviewed for Guideposts Magazine print article and online video; “A Red Cross Chaplain's Advice for Comforting Others.”
6/30/2021: Author Earl Johnson sat down on the Jazzed About Work Podcast to talk about his career, which took him from being a minister to a caregiver in the time of crises while sharing important tips from his book.
11/25/21, Next Avenue: The author and book are featured in this article, which also pulled six tips for finding comfort directly from the book.
12/21/21, WOUB Public Media’s Spectrum podcast: Earl Johnson was interviewed about his life, his career, and the book.
4/15/22, Booklist: This book was featured in a "Core Collection" of "Wellness & Well-being" titles.