“Our world of war, poverty, corporate greed, racism, sexism, nuclear weapons, and catastrophic climate change demonstrates the total failure of violence,” says John Dear.
John Dear is an internationally known peace activist and Nobel Prize nominee. He 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 prayer 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.
John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. Featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and more, he is the author of more than 30 books. A priest of the diocese of Monterey, California, Dear was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.