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Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action

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"To take care of each other should be our primary concern in this 21st century and Father Dear is steady on this course."
--Thich Nhat Hanh

For John Dear, a Jesuit priest and respected leader of the ecumenical peace movement, the spiritual life is a combination of contemplation and action, of maintaining inner peace and projecting that peace into the greater world. It is the
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Published February 25th 2009 by Image (first published April 17th 2001)
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Meeting John Dear was one of the greatest experiences of my life. This was a wonderful book, but I really wish he would write a revised edition or a sequel. While the author bio mentions his being a chaplain for families after 9/11, I imagine the book was ready to be printed right as 9/11 happened, because there is no mention of it in the book. I think much of this book remains still valuable, but I think its publication year dates it and I know he has done much work since then that would be ins ...more
Dear's luminous faith shines forth from every page, through theologically rich encouragement to choosing nonviolence and deep peace to describing his own spiritual development through his risks and efforts at making peace. One of the finest books I've read this year, filled with spiritual practice and teaching stories from Dear's life of witness.
I love this book and I really appreciate Father John Dear's teachings and non-violent service for peace. This is the 2nd book of his I have read and I agree that our Lord taught non-violence, love, peace and social disobedience.
A very powerful book about living what one believes and peace starting in each person's life, day by day.
My review for this book is actually under the review for "God of Peace" by the same author
A life changing book for me.
Everyone should read this.
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Father John Dear (The Society of Jesus) is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, “A Persistent Peace.” In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

From 1998 until December 2000, he served as the exec
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A Persistent Peace: One Man's Struggle for a Nonviolent World Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God's Peace and Justice The Questions of Jesus: Challenging Ourselves to Discover Life's Great Answers Lazarus, Come Forth!: How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death and Invites Us into the New Life of Peace Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence

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“Non-violence confronts systematic injustice with active love, but refuses to retaliate with further violence under any circumstances. In order to halt the vicious cycles of violence, it requires a willing acceptance of suffering and death rather than inflicting suffering or death on anyone else.” 1 likes
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