A Review of
Peace Catalysts: Resolving Conflict in Our Families, Organizations and Communities
Reviewed by James Stambaugh
I speak two dialects of Christianese. I know Episcopalian: “the priest, wearing a chasuble over his alb, is in the narthex with the thurifer and crucifer.” I also know evangelical. I once had an evangelical college professor who was famous for his two points of contact handshakes (hand and elbow) coupled with the question: “How have you made Jesus real in your life today, brother?” Another professor would preface every topic with, “The Lord has really been dealing with me today about…”
Rick Love is a rhetorical master of the evangelical dialect. As a result, his latest book, Peace Catalysts, is a superb resource for convincing evangelical Christians of the importance of peacemaking both on an interpersonal and societal level. It is a practical guide for peacemaking that is accessible to the average American churchgoer.