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Living without enemies:Being present in the midst of violence.

Wells, Samuel
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

With senseless violence occurring throughout society, people are suffering and communities are groaning. Fear and not knowing where to begin hold many back from doing anything. But is “doing something” really what is most needed? Marcia Owen and Samuel Wells tell the story of a community’s journey into deeper dimensions of social engagement. Through prayer vigils for local victims of gun violence and friendships with both victims and offenders. Owen learned that presence was precisely the opposite of violence — it was love. Living without enemies offers profound insights into what i takes to overcome powerlessness, transcend fear and engage in radical acceptance in our dangerous world. (publisher’s desciption)


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