JOHN STEWARD has post-graduate degrees in agriculture and divinity. His PhD is in soil science. He lectured in theology and rural development in Java, Indonesia for nine years, and then over 14 years he trained aid workers from 50 countries. From 1997 he mentored Rwandan peacemakers, before writing stories of some Rwandans who have found hope and change through truth-telling and healing. These testimonies are the Rwandans way of saying: ‘You can recover from terrible times, with courage and the help of God’s grace’.