"In Choosing Peace, you will learn a new approach to communication and conflict that creates peace, internally and externally. The concrete tools and skills in this book allow you to be clear in your communication and help others do the same. Through practicing what is in this compelling guidebook, you can build more satisfying and engaging relationships and create more compassion and peace in your life."--Publishers note.
This book is about making choices. This book is about conquering fears, believing even when all the evidence says it's not going to work out. This book is meant for the reader to examine their own peace and decide to whom, or where do they place their peace. This book is meant to ask, are you the person that responds or the one that reacts.
Contributions by leading peacemakers such as Lisa Sowle Cahill, Terrence J. Rynne, John Dear and Ken Utican, Rose Marie Berger, and Maria J. Stephan advance the conversation about the practice of nonviolence in a violent world, Jesus and nonviolence, traditional Catholic teaching on nonviolence, and reflections on the future of Catholic teaching. The book concludes with Pope Francis's historic Message for World Peace Day in 2017.
Throughout our life, at each moment, from each conflict that arises throughout every day, we are given the power to choose. We all face challenges in our relationships and Dr. Whitfield gives us the secret to meeting each challenge and how to make the best choice when faced with hard decisions and irrational emotions. Using the same questions he has asked his patients, Dr. Whitfield asks readers: Do you choose to protect your point of view, your position, and your ego's limited perceptions? Or do you choose humility: open-mindedness, curiosity, and tolerance? Do you choose to play the victim, to persecute or to rescue? Or do you choose humility: to motivate, nurture, and empower? Do you choose separation, or through humility, inclusion? These are the lessons taught in The Power of Humility. Simple, easy to understand, yet life changing, Dr. Whitfield teaches us that by accepting our "humility" we invite peace, love, joy, and gratitude into our life and our relationships. Key Features Patient stories provide the reader with specific examples on the power of humility. Takes readers through the separate steps in identifying humility throughout their lives. Tie in to reissue of Dr. Whitfield’s million copy classic Healing the Child Within.
"Masterful. . . . Logevall presents a vivid and tragic portrait of the elements of U.S. decision-making on Vietnam from the beginning of the Kennedy administration through the announcement of the American ground war in July 1965. In the process he reveals a troubling picture of top officials in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations persisting in efforts to boost the fortunes of sucessive governments of South Vietnam, even while they acknowledged that their chances for success were remote. In addition, he places the decision-making squarely in the international context."—Robert D. Schulzinger, author of A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975 "Stunning in its research and highly sophisticated in its analysis, Choosing War is far and away the best study we have of Lyndon Johnson's escalation of the conflict in Vietnam."—George C. Herring "In this fine book, Fredrick Logevall offers the first detailed examination of why diplomacy failed to head off the Vietnam War. Grounding himself in documentary research and other sources from several countries, Logevall comes closer than anyone ever has to explaining what happened. His clear writing and deep analysis may well change our understanding of Vietnam as a quagmire."—John Prados, author of The Hidden History of the Vietnam War "A rising star among a new generation of historians, Fredrik Logevall has written the most important Vietnam book in years. By explaining the international context of that tragic conflict, Choosing War provides startling answers to the question, Why did the war happen? Controversial yet fair, this account challenges the reader to think through John F. Kennedy's and Lydon B. Johnson's individual responsibility for Vietnam. The effect is compelling, unforgettable history."—Timothy Naftali, co-author of "One Hell of a Gamble:" Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964
Choosing Peace through Daily Practice is intended for people who feel both called to and daunted by the vocation of peacemaking. How do we live out this calling in a world that seeks peace through violence? How do we live out this calling in a society that understands peace as the absence of violence, rather than the presence of justice? How do we live out this calling in a time when the daily news reinforces the perception that peace is truly untenable? The contributors, all of whom teach at Claremont School of Theology, argue in their essays that we live out this calling by practicing peace in and through our daily devotions, work, and interaction with others. The first set of essays explores the vocation of peacemaking explains practices language, and highlights the connection between the processes of peace in the world and peace in the home. The remaining chapters describe practices of peacemaking in spiritual life, classroom discourse, congregational ministry, and community interaction.
"The so-called peaceful exterior of my making lay shattered in pieces and I knew I needed Someone who was not me to restore real peace within the crevices." Pieces: Choosing Peace In The Rebuilding Of Our Lives examines one woman's cathartic journey into the depths of her past and the lessons she learned out of the debris. Written to offer healing as a choice, this book's candid and authentic approach to freedom and forgiveness provides great insights to those ready to choose peace for their lives.
A fictional love story set during and after the shocking reality of 9/11, this narrative parallels the plight of America as the characters search for solutions to a senseless and ill-conceived war during which a couple struggles to work through their own personal conflicts. A romance set against one of the greatest tragedies in U.S. history, Peace Amidst Conflict beautifully demonstrates how understanding the opposition is an essential step toward healing rifts between individuals as well as nations. Peace Amidst Conflict opens with the tragic scene of two airplanes flying into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. Through two twin brothers, one the attorney general of California and the other a staff member in the office of the U.S. secretary of state in Washington, the narrative weaves together the ill-preparedness of the intelligence agencies before the attack on the World Trade Center; the determination of the Bush administration to rearrange the map of the Middle East; the manipulation of the CIA who were ordered to find a reason to go into Iraq; the op-ed article released by Ambassador Joseph Wilson attacking President Bush for using the infamous Niger Report as a justification; the retaliation of the administration by leaking the identity of Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, as a CIA agent; and the inhumane treatment of the detainees in Abu Ghraib. Tying together these separate but related issues in a compelling narrative that offers a general understanding of what happened behind-the-scenes in the lead-up to the Iraqi war, the story is both compelling and informative. Ultimately, through interviews with international experts, the brothers create a new diplomatic foreign policy for the next presidential administration that will open the way to more peaceful solutions to world relations.
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