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"Living Peace is a deeply moving and profoundly inspiring account of John Dear's journey of enviable courage, boundless faith, unquestioned hope, and unconditional love."
"John Dear is a bright young light in the religious peace movement. Living Peace shows the deep spiritual roots of his commitment."
--Jim Wallis, Editor-in-Chief, Sojourners
"Some teachers are all theory and some all practice. John Dear has the earned ability to be both. Some teachers are very orthodox and some open new ground. John Dear puts the two together knowing they are the same. This fine book is a prototype of the spirituality that is both contemplation and action, put together by a man who has first put them together in his own life."
--Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action & Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"John Dear's inspired journey inside and out gives us renewed hope for our own personal and public peacemaking. Living Peace is a beautiful reminder of our sacred identity."
--Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
"What a splendid, hopeful handbook John Dear has placed in our hands!"
--Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
"In Living Peace John Dear shows we can enjoy peace only if we respect each other; and we can respect each other only if we have an appreciation of each other's beliefs."
--Arun Gandhi, Founder-Director, M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
"No matter what religious affiliation or nonaffiliation a reader might have, Living Peace is a must read. It is brimming with hope. It is a message like "living water" for the traveler lost in the desert and dying of thirst. Nobody will lose by obtaining a copy of this book."
--Johann Christoph Arnold, author of Seeking Peace
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted May 13, 2012
I read this book in college as a requirement for a class and nearly 10 years later Dear's message in this book has stayed with me.
Another reviewer blasted Dear as an anti-semetic, but I'm clueless as to why. I come from a very diverse family - we have Jews, Catholics, atheists and spirtualists. I'm very sensitive to intolerant messages and I didn't sense that at all in Living Peace.
This is a good, thought-provoking read and its message of tolerance and peace will stick with you.
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Posted January 22, 2011
I have read a few of Father John Dear books and while his life and beliefs can be inspiring, John Dear attacks Israel and the Jewish state in every one of his books. He talks about peace for Man kind but he seems to have very anti semetic views. He supports all Palestinian causes while denouncing Jews. So I can not possibly support Father John dears causes because of his hypocrisy.
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Posted August 10, 2011
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