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What are we fighting for?

"I’m an evangelical Christian. And I’m not Amish, Quaker, or Mennonite. I own several guns and still believe that the smell of a recently fired shotgun on a crisp fall morning comes darn near close to paradise. But I’ve tried my hardest to understand God’s Word and the diverse perspectives of those who read it. And the more I study, the more I discuss, the more I’ve become convinced: Christians shouldn’t kill or use violence - not even in war."

With these words, Preston Sprinkle jumps into a compelling, passionate study of God’s perspective on violence. Examining both the seemingly angry, violent God of the Old Testament and the peacemaking Jesus of the New, Preston takes us back to Scripture to discern how God has really called His people to think and live in the midst of a violent world. He asks us to join him in inviting God to challenge our presuppositions, to set aside our biases and backgrounds and fears...and to seek above all else to faithfully follow the Savior who humbly submitted to God in the face of injustice and violence.

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"I highly recommend that every believer examine the truths in this book. You may discover that much of your current belief system has been influenced by sources other than Scripture." (Francis Chan, New York Times best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell

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  • Graham Spruill
  • 15-04-19

Every Christian should read this...

Phenomenally written, incredibly balanced, and personally convicting. Thankful for voices that Biblically challenge the status quo. Preston Sprinkle is a BEAST!

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  • Randal S. Ralston
  • 11-08-15

Strongly recommended

Very thorough, we'll written, honest, and true to the scriptures! I strongly recommend to anyone looking to formulate an understanding of how to live like King Jesus!

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  • Powerman
  • 18-03-21

Life changing!

This book is the best apologetic for Christians to embrace non-violemce as a way of life that I have ever read.

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  • amy swanson
  • 10-02-21

Very thought provoking

While I am still on the fence about his overall conclusion, the book was definitely worth the read and gave me much to think about. It was eye-opening, sobering, frightening, and inspiring.

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  • Channel
  • 26-01-21

A Convicting case for Non-Violence, and a respectful rebuke of the use of lethal force for Christians.

I heard about this book through Preston Sprinkle’s podcast Theology in The Raw. I heard a lot of his arguments solely in the podcast, but the book really tied all of the arguments together, and even expanded the topic into areas of Old Testament violence, Christians in the military, and Christians in Law Enforcement. Coming from an upbringing that was very pro-gun, pro-second amendment, this argument presented in the book, using biblical evidence, has convinced me that as Christians we should not ever kill, even for means of self defense. You’ll have to read or listen to this book to understand what has brought me to this conclusion. And prayerfully approach it, and look through the scriptures alongside the book as Preston moves through them, and pray that the Spirit would guide your study, and reveal his will to you, whether you are inclined to agree or not.

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  • lisa
  • 28-12-20

Thought Provoking

Even though I thought I knew what it meant to be a pacifist, I appreciate the Biblical perspective presented in this book. It was simple, to the point and not so convoluted that one could not identify or understand. Thanks so much for a great book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-09-20

life changing concept and information

I started realizing that Christians don't behave any differently than pagans where violence is concerned. This book helped me sort it out according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. I'm tired of fighting (war) and this is giving my soul a peace I have never had before. Jesus said, I will give you peace and now I'm getting closer to that state. Peace that transcends all understanding comes from a choice to be NON VIOLENT. I will be promoting this peace for the rest of my earthly life and beyond.

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  • silvereagles
  • 09-04-20

Truth is rarely accepted

The most underrated verse in the Bible talks about loving your enemies. Most hate their enemies. It’s good to see what the Bible really says about this.

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  • JefJess Miller
  • 19-11-19

Every Human Must Read This.

Christian or not, every human should read this. And every Christian should probably read this twice.

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  • Z. Christensen
  • 27-05-19

Surprisingly Convincing / Highly Recommended

I went into this book skeptical as to whether a solid, biblical case could be made for non-violence. I think Preston does a good job with that. The thing that impressed me the most, however, was his ability to navigate the “tough” questions surrounding this topic such as “what about Nazis?” “What should I do if someone breaks into my house to kill my family?” “Can I serve in the military/police as a Christian?” and so on. Well done Preston...well done.