Soul Storm: Finding God Amidst Disaster is not a typical motivational book. Offering Hurricane Katrina as both a symbol and a practical reference point, Smith taps into the fear we all wrestle with when faced with overwhelming, sudden life changes. Smith’s ability to see God’s bigger plan above the rubble is a gift to all of us, whether we are trying to survive the aftereffects of a hurricane, an illness, or any type of calamity. As he unravels the issues of politics, religion, race, psychology, justice, science, compassion, humanity, love, and restoration bound up in this recent disaster, he takes us on a journey that ultimately leads us back to God.
The book is packaged with a CD, After the Storm, a compilation disc of music and stories of Hurricane Katrina survivors, produced by Music for the Soul, a Christian organization that creates issue-specific CDs combining song and spoken word. (See details for link to book alone, without this CD.)