Peace Be with You Paperback
Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World
by David Carlson;
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Peace Be with You
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In the wake of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, as tension between Christians and Muslims rises, author David Carlson seeks guidance in the modern-day deserts of monastic communities across America. Are Christianity and Islam destined to confront one other as clashing civilizations? 'Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World' clearly answers No.
'Peace Be with You' is the result of more than thirty interviews conducted with abbots, nuns, monks, and even a Mennonite pastor who works at a Franciscan retreat center. Hear the wisdom of these men and women in their own words as they speak with hope to a suffering world. Follow Carlsons moving and at times difficult journey to discover a new, yet ancient basis for genuine peace between Christianity and other religions, especially Islam.
Sadly, he says, Jesus has been drafted into this war. But Jesus as the banner-carrier of Christendom or Christian culture has, from the beginning, been unacceptable to me. Also unacceptable is the belief that Jesus gives the Coalition Forces some advantage. Jesus would neither be dressed in military khaki nor would He carry a weapon. This image, to others as well as me, is that of a false Christ.
Peace Be with You by David Carlson was published by Thomas Nelson in August 2011 and is our 25583rd best seller. The ISBN for Peace Be with You is 9780849947186.
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Peace be With YouSimon Iredale, via The Good Book Stall
This is a personal account of one American Christian's journey, both across the United States and of the heart to attempt to understand and respond to the events of 9/11. It is written for an American readership and makes extensive use of the writings of Thomas Merton. In many ways it is more revealing about the American psyche than it means to be. One can appreciate how difficult it can be for a culture to accept that it might be wrong about some things and that those who attack it, while rightly condemning their methods, might actually have a genuine grievance. It is written in an informal, non-academic way with good powers of expression which I am sure will help to make it an attractive read for those who might, at the same time, feel challenged by its content.
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Details for Peace Be with You
|Author / Artist||David Carlson|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Thomas Nelson (August 2011)|
|Number of Pages||288|
|Page last updated||12th August 2016|