Jesus the Rebel: Bearer of God's Peace and Justice
Jesus the Rebel explores the life of Jesus from the perspective
of active nonviolence, and includes stories from John Dear's own journey
to oppose war and violence and promote Jesus' way of peace and nonviolence.
With over thirty chapters, it reflects on the peacemaking side of Jesus'
life, in a variety of stories, from his long fast in the desert and
his first public speaking event, to the raising of Lazarus, the last
supper, his execution and resurrection. The foreword is by longtime
peacemaker Daniel Berrigan.
"John Dear has the gift to capture the social gospel as Jesus proclaimed it.
I highly recommend this book. He makes the Gospels come alive."
--J. Christoph Arnold,
"This is a challenging book. Scripturally based, it calls each of
us to live by the truth, the law of love. Dear invites us to commit
our lives seriously to the joyous, costly, discipleship of Jesus."
--Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate,
"If you want to learn how to eat the fire of God's nonviolent and
truthful love that is justice and peace for all, come chew on these
words of God and become a friend of Jesus the rebel."
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Blessed Are the Nonviolent
Lazarus, Come Forth!
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