The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence by Leona Evans
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Considering the current political climate worldwide, The Evolving Peacemaker carries a message we could all use for perspective. When it feels like we are cocooned in war, terrorism, and seemingly random, senseless violence, the idea of a peaceful existence can seem like an untouchable fantasy. And perhaps it is on a global scale but what about within yourself? Leona Evans explores the idea that before there can be universal peace there must first be tranquility within ourselves. We've all heard "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - the idea being that a nonviolent world cannot be populated with violent people.
Centered around the teachings of Ghandi, the author lays out ways in which we can make positive changes now that will help future generations. This book will make you think hard and dig deep without being judgemental or accusatory.
The chapters that Evens' son, Matthew, authored are a testament to the idea that peace breeds more peace. Imagine if we all began to live peacefully, what sort of future might follow.
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