Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers." But it often seems like conflict and disagreement are unavoidable. Serious, divisive conflict is everywhere-within families, in the church, and out in the world. And it can seem impossible to overcome its negative force in our lives. In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents a comprehensive and practical theology for conflict resolution designed to bring about not only a cease-fire but also unity and harmony. Sande takes readers beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family members, coworkers, and fellow believers. Biblically based, The Peacemaker is full of godly wisdom and useful suggestions that are easily applied to any relationship needing reconciliation. Sande''s years of experience as an attorney and as president of Peacemaker Ministries will strengthen readers'' confidence as they stand in the gap as peacemakers.
"Of the enormous body of literature dealing with conflict resolution and its allied problems, this treatment is the most concrete and helpful I have yet to find."
Conflict and disagreement are unavoidable.
Peace can at times feel unattainable.
But in every relationship, unity and harmony are possible.
For more than twenty-five years,
The Peacemaker has helped individuals from
all walks of life resolve personal conflicts by applying timeless biblical truths.
Ken Sande''s practical and proven methods are designed to bring about more
than simply a cease-fire. They will lead you toward true, life-changing
reconciliation with family members, coworkers, and fellow believers.
"''Blessed are the peacemakers, '' said Jesus. With crystal clarity this manual lays before us the wisdom that leads humble souls into that blessing."--
J. I. Packer
"Of people alive and writing today, I know of no more reliable guide for peacemaking in church and family than Ken Sande."--
"A practical and faithful primer for how obedience to God''s Word can change deadlock into restoration."--
Charles W. Colson
"Ken Sande challenges us to act redemptively in a culture of enmity and shows us how to do this in our relationships with one another. A modern classic!"--
Ken Sande is the founder of Peacemaker Ministries, the Institute for Christian Conciliation and Relational Wisdom 360. Trained as an engineer, lawyer and mediator, Ken has conciliated hundreds of family, business, church, and legal conflicts. As president of RW360, he now focuses on teaching people how to "get upstream of conflict" by developing skills that strengthen relationships and reduce conflict in the family, church and workplace. He teaches internationally and is the author of numerous books, articles, and training resources, including
The Peacemaker, which has sold over 500,000 copies in seventeen languages. He is a Certified Relational Wisdom Instructor and Conciliator, Emotional Intelligence Certified Instructor (through TalentSmart), and has served as a church elder and as an Editorial Adviser for Christianity Today. He and his wife, Corlette, have married children and a growing number of grandchildren, and love to hike and ski in the mountains near their home in Billings, Montana.