This book is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to grow deeper in her relationships with God, others, and self. I was personally ministered to by the final section-Conflicts Within. There is hope and help in the Gospel for our broken relationships. Barthel and Dabler do an excellent job pointing to Christ while being honest about their own failings and offering practical solutions for our small and big conflicts.
This is and excellent resource so far. I am only up to chapter three so far but this resource is greatly Biblical, and gospel-centered. So far the best thing I have read on conflict. It also has amazing application questions that grow and stretch you which is a good thing while being rooted in the good news of the gospel message. There are also a vast list of additional resources at the end of each chapter for additional helpful info. This is good stuff!
The book painted a picture of most small churches. The examples were relevant. The solutions were very applicable and worthy of reflection and thought. I found the book to be outlined very well, and easy to read. This is a must read. It presents truth, opportunities for change, for growth and love among each other.
I bought this book because I am always trying to say and do the right thing to help others. I seen it as a good book for everyone else,( you know when you hear a message and it's always for someone else). This book has brought me to my knees alot asking for forgiveness.I have alot to learn as a peacemaker. I have shared this with my sister, she is a leader in a women's bible study and believes this would be a great study.This is a book for all people.It will make you take that second look in the mirror at yourself.I had to ask myself am I a peacemaker?Thank youSandie
Tara Barthel succeeds in showing women how peacemaking starts within ourselves, our own hearts and then flows outward into our relationships through the never ending grace of God. This book goes beyond the mere thought of Peacemaking and gives a hands-on, honest application of how we can become Peacemaking Women.