Dr. Jamie Aten is the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership
at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. This article was adapted from his newest book “A Walking Disaster: What Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience
” (Templeton Press, forthcoming January 2019). Follow on Twitter at @drjamieaten
or visit his website jamieaten.com.