Mending the Soul Ministries partners with African churches and organizations to bring creative, community-based healing models and resources to communities that have known significant levels of trauma with limited mental health resources – By His Wounds is such a book. It is an interactive tool to be used as a companion resource to the book, Mending the Soul by Steven Tracy. It can be utilized effectively in individual healing, one-on-one counseling, and in small or large group settings. In a sensitive and artistic manner, it guides the participant in an educational and healing pathway that begins with understanding trauma and it’s effects and ends with a Five-Heart Model for sharing one's story with others. Each chapter includes healing art, contemplative meditations on Christ, and journaling exercises that deepen intimacy with God and others. It integrates the voices of African survivors, social-science research, and a theology of healing and forgiveness in a way that both promotes individual healing and guides advocates in the compassionate and holistic care of others, enabling healing in nurturing relationships.