Leymah Gbowee

with Carol Mithers

Beast Books, 2011

A 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner,  Gbowee was instrumental bringing to an end in Libera the presidency of Charles Taylor and long civil war through the peace movement she initiated which united Christian and Muslim women: Liberian Mass Action for Peace.  The reader follows her own gripping and painful life story  alongside that of her country in a well-told narrative of lost dreams finally realized in unimagined ways.

 

Sixth Edition

Paul J. Kaufmann

Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010

English and debate professor Kaufmann has written a unique book which is devoted to the ways we listen in our lives: in communities, between cultures, within relationships, and to ourselves.  He covers all aspects of listening encounters and how we can be discerning amidst the impact of the consumer society.

John Dear

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008

 

Respected peace activist and Jesuit priest John Dear's newest book explores what Jesus really says about nonviolence and how to implement that in our lives as Christians today, giving instances of his own nonviolent actions in defense of peace.  He also reviews the work of famous twentieth-century peace activists and shares his vision of a world without violence.

 

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William Keepin

Cynthia Brix 

Molly Dwyer

Hohm Press, 2007

William Keepin and Cynthia Brix, internationally recognized for their gender reconciliation work, share their journeys with women and men who have had the courage to confront gender injustices and come together in "gender reconciliation" throughout the world, especially in South Africa and India.

John Philip Newell

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011

Author of Celtic Benediction and Sounds of the Eternal continues this pattern of prayer book with new daily prayers for morning and evening for the week, written in the Celtic tradition. This time, he unites the religions of Judaism. Islam, and Christianity in their hopes and desires for peace through his powerful words. 

 

John Philip Newell

Suzanne Butler, soloist

Material Media, 2010

Internationally known Celtic scholar and author Newell's latest music release is original chants in the Celtic tradition, calling for peace among the Abrahamic religions, using Near Easter harmonies.  Each chant coordinates with his book Praying with the Earth and employs a Scripture verse from Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, along with their musical traditions. Newell  reads each Scripture passage and then the chant follows, sung in Butler's beautiful voice.  Excellent for individual prayer and group gatherings.

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Karen Armstrong

Knopf, 2010

In her newest book, Armstrong has developed a twelve-step process to help the reader to cultivate compassion, a quality which can be found in all religions.

Yossi Klein Halevi

HarperCollins, 2001

Halevi, an American-born Israeli, goes on a search to understand the Muslims and Christians who live with him in Israel and the spiritual heritage they share.

Sandy Tolan

Bloomsbury, 2006

A compelling story of two families, Israeli and Palestinian, as they endure more than 70 years of strife and warfare between their people, and how their lives intertwine in the heart of it.