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The Peacemaker
     

The Peacemaker

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by Ken Sande
 

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Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers." But it often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable. Serious, divisive conflict is everywhere-within families, in the church, and out in the world. And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives.
In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents a comprehensive and practical theology for

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Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers." But it often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable. Serious, divisive conflict is everywhere-within families, in the church, and out in the world. And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives.
In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents a comprehensive and practical theology for conflict resolution designed to bring about not only a cease-fire but also unity and harmony. Sande takes readers beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family members, coworkers, and fellow believers.
Biblically based, The Peacemaker is full of godly wisdom and useful suggestions that are easily applied to any relationship needing reconciliation. Sande's years of experience as an attorney and as president of Peacemaker Ministries will strengthen readers' confidence as they stand in the gap as peacemakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441217912
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
195,229
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Attorney Ken Sande is president of Peacemaker Ministries. He regularly conciliates business, family, and church disputes and serves as a consultant to pastors and attorneys as they work to resolve conflicts outside the courtroom. Ken conducts seminars throughout the United States on biblical conflict resolution.
Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries and president of a new ministry, Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as a mechanical engineer and lawyer, Ken is passionate about bringing the life-changing power of the gospel into the lives of Christians and their churches. He has used biblical peacemaking principles to minister to parties in hundreds of conflicts, ranging from simple personal disputes to complex legal conflicts. He is the author of The Peacemaker, which has been translated into 15 languages, and has written numerous books, articles, and training resources on biblical conflict resolution and relational wisdom. He is a certified Christian conciliator, an editorial advisor for Christianity Today International's church management team, and a certified emotional intelligence instructor. He and his wife, Corlette, are delighted to be grandparents and love to hike with their family in the mountains near their home in Montana.

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Peacemaker 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My comment to The_Persistant_Widow: first of all, there are no words to describe how deeply sorry am I to hear of your situation; The Peacemaker, or any book of this nature is not meant to empower individuals in this way. In this day in age, it is so easy to attack the church. The truth is, many churches (pastors, elders. etc.) are not equipped to handle such matters. It does gladden my heart to hear that you did seek a place that provided the protection you were looking for. ... I have only began reading the book (-actually, I started towards the middle of it because I started the Bible Study class late). I'm not one to read books that are drenched in scripture, but after reading the book for five minutes I had so many thoughts running thru my mind, and I truly look forward to reading the entire book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made peace real for me. I can not recommend it highly enough. If you have unhealed hurts, read this slowly, prayerfully and let the Prince of Peace reign in you.
The_Persistent_Widow More than 1 year ago
I had been in verbally and mentally abusive marriage for many years, and as the abuse continued to escalate, I came to my church for help. They recommended Peacemaker mediation in which this book was required reading and the mediation focused on this book's principles. Through the counseling, my husband was empowered and began seriously threatening my life because of it. Matters became much worse for me with this counseling. If you are in an abusive situation, do NOT agree to go to any counseling with the Peacemaker book as it's focus. I fared much better at the local abuse crisis center. At least they took me seriously and offered protection. There is an accurate review of this book at the A Cry For Justice website by Jeff Crippen. Type Peacemaker in the search.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a book! It changed my mind on how I view conflict, and how I will go forward in honoring God in conflict!
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Loved it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this book. I haven't been in any major conflicts, but boy has it changed every part of my life. I relate to people so much better now. If you are a human being and you have any other contact with other humans - read this book! It is amazing how little attention we pay to relationships when we talk about the life of a Christian. The way that we interact with others is an essential part of the Christian walk, which makes Ken Sande's book amazing! It's really life-changing. I've seen God honored through these transformations in my life since the first day I picked up the book to read it. It's really that good. It's worth reading even if you don't like to read much. I read little by little because it's hard for me to read, but the applications this book has is incredible. Plus, it is DOUSED with Scripture.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only read two chapters of this book, but my relationships have been transformed already. I can see how Christ interacted with people and how I am so far from that. I deal with conflict horribly, but I can see how Ken's concepts can apply directly to my life. I don't know how anyone could try to develop healthy relationships without this book. It does NOT deny that conflict occurs, but encourages us to step into conflict with a healthy attitude. GREAT BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an incredible resource and a must-read for every married couple, parent, or anyone struggling with conflict. In my own case - applying the principles learned through Peacemakers was the key ingredient to a complete reconciliation with my ex-wife. In fact, we were remarried after over years of separation and divorce. We give God all credit for the healing in our marriage, but we also recognize that Peacemakers provided the tools and knowledge for the two of us to reconcile. Thank you, Ken Sande, for the marvelous work you are doing.