PUTTING ON YOUR PEACEMAKER TOOLBELT.
Throughout our Peacemakers for the Cause of Christ blog/podcast series we offer you a number of short exercises and/or resources that will aid you in bringing this blog/podcast theme to life. Enjoy!
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4: 9 (NIV)
Tool #8: A Short Reading List on Peacemaking. Blog/Podcast 6.1
A good book can open a closed mind.
Allow me to offer you a few good book options…
- My friend and good comrade, the late Rick Love, was a peacemaker extraordinaire. Rick authored a wonderful book on the subject: Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in Our Families, Organizations, and Communities. Click here for Rick’s top ten reads on the subject of peacemaking.
- Another person I’ve come to fully respect is Arthur Brooks, author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.
- Of course, you can’t forget my favorite peacemaker, Mr. Fred Rogers. I’ve devoured most of his books and biographies, and seen the recent movies, Won’t You Be My Neighbor and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. As I see it, Mr. Rogers was a peacemaker for the cause of Christ. I’d highly recommend getting your hands on any and all of Fred’s resources. But for me, reading the wonderful biographical book, The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy Hollingsworth was the cornerstone in my deep appreciation for Fred and the work of peace he put his hand to.
- Finally, click here for yet another well-respected list on peacemaking from Good Reads, and click here for an informative list of possible reads on the subject for children.