New from Simon & Schuster

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
As You Wish by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
Revival by Stephen King
Dreamers and Deceivers by Glenn Beck
A Culture of Peace

A Culture of Peace

God's Vision for the Church

    
     Three global church leaders tackle the questions of how churches can learn to handle conflict well and develop the attitude of peacemaking within congregations.

     
     Why is peace such a divisive issue, even among Christians? Why is it so hard to practice right here right now? Why is peace often considered an extra, rather than an essential, to faithful Christian living? The three authors decided to write this book when the Indonesian member of the team remarked to the other two: "If the Christian church is to make any impact on Indonesia, it must address itself to the biggest peace issue -- reconciliation with Muslims." But before the writers could honestly consider that explosive possibility, they first had to ask why Christians find it so difficult to live peaceably with other Christians. They've discovered that conflict is often a prerequisite of peace. They grant that peace is a continuum -- easier to live in some areas of life than in others. They've learned that peace has two parents -- hard work and grace. Living in peace is muscular activity. 
     
     The authors suggest how to develop "peacemaking reflexes"; how churches "can learn to handle conflict well"; and how to cultivate vulnerability and humility, two essential "attitudes of peacemakers." True stories from communities around the world support this hopeful but strenuous call to faithful living.
Choose a format:
  • Skyhorse Publishing | 
  • 203 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781561485048 | 
  • November 2005
List Price $9.99
This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon.

About the Authors

Explore

CONNECT WITH US

Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!