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""Our world of war, poverty, corporate greed, racism, sexism, nuclear weapons, and catastrophic climate change demonstrates the total failure of violence,"" says John Dear. The internationally known peace activist and Nobel Prize nominee has always offered a single answer: Jesus. Now he invites us to follow the nonviolent Jesus through the holy season of Lent, beginning with Jesus' journey to Jerusalem and culminating in his resurrection and the new life of peace he brings to all. Deeply personal and uncompromisingly committed to peace, these prayerful reflections on Jesus' life and death challenge the notion that support of violence at any level is compatible with a life in Christ. Drawing on the insights of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others, Dear shows us how we can practice gospel nonviolence, be apostles of peace, and change the world. Perfect for personal reflection or small group discussion, these meditations invite us to ""participate in our own inner disarmament and cultivate our true nonviolent nature"" as we follow the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God. A timely, important, and inspiring book for our times.
About the Author
Rev. John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peace and nonviolence. He is the founder and director of The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus (beatitudescenter.org). A priest and activist, he is the author or editor of forty books, including Living Peace, The Questions of Jesus, The Beatitudes of Peace, Jesus the Rebel, They Will Inherit the Earth, and Praise Be Peace. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Tutu. He lives in California. See johndear.org