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Summary

We know Jesus the Savior, but have we met Jesus, Prince of Peace?

When did we accept vengeance as an acceptable part of the Christian life? How did violence and power seep into our understanding of faith and grace? For those troubled by this trend toward the sword, perhaps there is a better way.

What if the message of Jesus differs radically from the drumbeats of war we hear all around us?

Using his own journey from war crier to peacemaker and his in-depth study of peace in the Scriptures, author and pastor Brian Zahnd reintroduces us to the gospel of peace.

©2014 David C. Cook (P)2014 Oasis Audio

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Deeply challenging

Really thought provoking ideas and insights on the place of violence in Christianity. A little too wordy for me personally, but enjoyed it nonetheless. Will be listening to again in the future.

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This is probably one of the most important books of our time, and it is written by a very brave author.

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  • Thomas Myers
  • 15-01-15

I f I only had one book.

I have read a few hundred books overs the years and of all of them this has been the single one to have the greatest impact on my life. If I only had one book to read over and over going forward this would be it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-04-18

A powerful and total repudiation of war and violence!

A much needed book in our many cultures today, especially in America where I live...if only more would read it. This is a far more Christ-like understanding view of our God who is best revealed by the cross; which is THE POWER OF GOD...and how it’s destruction of sin, hatred and the forces of evil really comes to pass... not by more of the same, but with love and mercy and forgiveness; all yet to be fully-played out of course, but still something worth believing in! God is good! Truly!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-18

A watershed moment for me

This book has been nothing short of a revelation. Although it has radically challenged my world view and understanding of scripture, it has also helped make sense of many personal convictions which seemed to be at odds with my political and religious influences. I’m still left with many questions but encouraged to continue the journey of deepening my understanding of the gospel of peace. Highly recommend!

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  • Lucius 13
  • 23-03-18

Convincing But Incomplete

I found this book's message against violence convincing. Zahnd opens up many biblical passages in new ways I've never considered before. For all this, the book deserves 5 stars. I only wish he took the time to address common objections to a nonviolent vision. How should Christians have responded to Hitler and WWII? How can a nation begin implementing peacemaking policies? What should the common Christian do about this today? Still, if you like me wonder where war fits in a Jesus-shaped life, this book will be eye-opening.

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  • Redlight Ringmaster
  • 05-01-18

Absolutely LOVED the book. Wish it were longer!

Officially my new favorite book. Listen to it! It is mind altering! You won't regret the play button on this one.

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  • Erin
  • 10-11-17

Excellent book, Timeless and Relevant

the truth in this book is so profound and so relevant to today. Jesus is the way the truth the life, and if you don't understand peace, you don't understand Jesus.

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  • Fred B.
  • 26-07-16

changed my life.

changed my life. i will likely read this again....and again...and again. I highly recommend this book.

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  • T Douglas Sherman
  • 22-07-16

Shaken, Challenged, and Driven to Prayer

My tradition and background has never seriously probed or considered peace. Peace is personal and internal. War is a necessary evil, and if anybody can bring good of it, we (USA) can. I have read and pondered the defense of pacifism, but I have never been challenged by such a prophetic word as this book. Now what to do?
Brian Zahnd has shaken me, challenged me, and driven me to prayer. His book has worked its work quite effectively. The surgeon's scalpel has removed the cancer, but now for recovery. As a local church pastor, I have a whole lot of thinking to do. I know that I cannot remain where I am. I have been moved.
Many questions remain. Brian did not answer the very specific "what ifs" that many of us have. World War 2, Hitler, Imperial Japan, etc... However, Mr. Zahn has decided to lay the axe to the root and let us deal with the branches. This book is a prophetic word to our time and place. Read it expecting your copy or Kindle to fly across the room a few times.
Read and wrestle. Please don't dismiss.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-16

be ready to take some notes!

There were a lot of moments on my commute when I had to pause, rewind, and take notes. A lot of thoughtful and difficult insight. Solid work.

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  • Rick
  • 27-01-16

Must read

This is a must read for anyone discerning war and peace. It will open your eyes to the Prince of Peace!