Peace Behind Bars chronicles John Dear's eight-month stay in North Carolina jails for his participation in a Plowshares anti-nuclear disarmament action. Arrested on December 7, 1993, Jesuit priest and peace activist John Dear was confined to a tiny cell with fellow activist Philip Berrigan and other inmates where they studied the Scriptures, prayed, and "kept watch." In this journal, we glimpse not only the world of prisoners, county jails, and courtrooms, but the life and soul of a committed Christian peacemaker. Peace Behind Bars records the struggle of living out the Gospel in today's culture of violence and war. It is a testimony of faith, hope, and nonviolent love.