POSTPONED: Rev. John Dear - Praise Be Peace (Corte Madera Store)

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 1:00pm

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In Praise Be Peace, John Dear reflects on the anti-war, pro-peace psalms, and the psalms that celebrate creation, as a way to ground ourselves in faith and trust in the God of peace during these times of war and climate change, then take questions and sign books.

“Come and behold the works of the God of peace who has done awesome deeds on earth, who stops wars to the ends of the earth, breaks the war bow, shatters the war spear, and burns the shields with fire, who says: ‘Be still and know that I am the God of peace,’” from Psalm 46.

“The God of peace takes no delight in the strength of the war horse, no pleasure in the stride of the warrior,” from Psalm 147. “Rather, the God of peace takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.” With Rev. John Dear’s guidance, we will reflect on these ancient texts to dig deeper spiritual roots, trust in the God of peace, deepen our peace and nonviolence, and go forward in faith, nonviolence, resistance, and hope to work for a more nonviolent world.

Rev. John Dear is a long time peace activist, lecturer, and teacher, and the author of 35 books including The Beatitudes of Peace, Walking the Way; Thomas Merton Peacemaker; Lazarus Come Forth!; Living Peace; The Nonviolent Life; Radical Prayers; The God of Peace; Disarming the Heart; and They Shall Inherit the Earth. He has been nominated many times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He works with CampaignNonviolence.org and the Vatican Nonviolence Initiative and lives near Big Sur, Cal. His monthly “Peace Podcast” is available on itunes and paceebene.org. See also johndear.org

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Praise Be Peace: Psalms of Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of War and Climate Change Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781627854337
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Published: Twenty-Third Publications - January 1st, 2020