I hope you have been enjoying our summer books! And by “enjoying,” of course, I mean, “being stretched and challenged.”
Our final book club selection for the summer is Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in Our Families, Organizations, and Communities by Rick Love. I am particularly excited about this book because the author, Rick Love, is one of our own congregants here at First Christian Church!
Rick (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is an internationally recognized expert in Christian-Muslim relations. He is president of Peace Catalyst International, which devotes much of its resources to peacemaking between Muslims and Christians, and serves as associate director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative.
Check out one of the dust jacket reviews:
“This book is an urgent call to join the journey of peace with Jesus. Rick’s personal storytelling approach embodies the old adage ‘peace begins with me.’ By citing both beautiful and painful personal examples of forgiveness and reconciliation, he draws us into the story of how God is at work today making peace between traditional ‘enemies.’ There is enduring wisdom here as well as a caution about going it alone: ‘Peacemaking is a community discipline.’ This story of God’s invitation to wholeness, plenitude and peace–shalom–should become our story. There are no shortcuts to peace, it is the work of justice. To get started, Rick equips the reader with eight practical peacemaking steps that anyone can begin to take today. Let us pray that this book begins a robust evangelical conversation about peace at home and around the world.” (Matthew Scott, director of peacebuilding, World Vision International)
You can pick up a copy of the book at church on August 6th, or click here to get it from Amazon.com. To join us for our book club dinner on August 25th at 6:30 PM, please RSVP below.