Seeking Peace: Notes and Conversations Along the Way

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Where can we find peace of heart and mind--with ourselves, with others, and with God? Arnold says most people are looking in the wrong direction. In a culture that bombards us with feel-good-about-yourself spirituality, Seeking Peace is sure to satisfy a deep hunger. There is a peace greater than self-fulfilment, a peace greater than nations no longer at war. But it will demand a relentless pursuit kept up only by hope and courage, vision and commitment.


Seeking Peace explores many facets of humankind's ageless search for peace. It plumbs a wealth of spiritual traditions and draws on the wisdom of some exceptional (and some very ordinary) people who have found peace in surprising places.


Independent Publisher Book Award winner


Foreword Magazine Book of the Year


Seeking Peace is a tough, transcendent envisioning of peace. Arnold writes in the tradition of the Berrigans, of Simone Weil and Thomas Merton.-- Jonathan Kozol, author

A valuable contribution to contemporary thought, and a guide for action as the struggle continues.-- Jesse L. Jackson, The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Seeking Peace inspires each of us to seek peace within our own hearts...It gives hope that we can find wholeness, happiness, and harmony.-- Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Table of Contents:
Contents Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle Preface by Thich Nhat Hanh Introduction Part I Seeking Peace Part Meanings Peace as the Absence of War Peace in the Bible Peace as a Social Causer Peace in Personal Life The Peace of God The Peace that Passes Understanding Part III Paradoxes Not Peace, but a Sword The Violence of Love No Life without Death The Wisdom of Fools The Strength of Weakness Part IV Stepping Stones Simplicity Silence Surrender Prayer Trust Forgiveness Gratitude Honesty Humility Obedience Decisiveness Repentance Conviction Realism Service Part V The Abundant Life Security Wholeness Joy Action Justice Hope


Johann Christoph Arnold was an award-winning author with over two million copies of his twelve books in print in more than twenty languages. A noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, and end-of-life issues. Arnold was a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities, until his death in April 2017.
Johann Christoph Arnold's books include Why Forgive?, Rich in Years, Their Name Is Today, Seeking Peace, Escape Routes, Cries from the Heart, Be Not Afraid, Why Children Matter, and Sex, God and Marriage.

Plough Publishing House

Pub Date: February 20, 2013

0.7" H x 8.4" L x 5.5" W

237 pages