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The Ringing Bell
Derek Webb
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The Ringing Bell

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"The Ringing Bell is a project about peace. This is an especially difficult idea in times like these. In fact, it's quite unnatural to genuinely love those who do you harm. I don't have it in me to do it. On the contrary, I know my heart to be a place containing all of the necessary ingredients to do great violence towards even those I love, let alone those who seek to do ...more
Published (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jan 03, 2015 Joshua Novalis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"You never asked me to save anyone
Not in whole or in part
Like I was some kind of holy ghost
Come to change their hearts...

...You know the tree by the fruit
But just between me and you
I never do what I want
I do what I'm taught
And I've been thinking a lot
About the violence I'm capable of,

So I'm walking away from this
Before I hurt someone
'Cause I'm facing enemies
On both sides of the gun."

Just one of many poignant and challenging passages from Derek Webb found in this book. "The Ringing Bell" is a vis
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