The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict, Third EditionKen SandeBaker Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
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Joe5 Stars Out Of 5Blessed are the Peacemakers...November 1, 2018JoeQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Peacemaker is absolutely the best extra-biblical resource for conflict resolution, repentance, and forgiveness and a must read for anyone pursuing restoration of relationships where personal or material issues have lead to an offense. I'm in the process of praying through the reconciliation of our marriage and pursuing its complete restoration. I genuinely appreciate the heavy emphasis on scripture as the foundation throughout this entire manuscript, its almost as if it ties together countless references throughout scripture with clarity and wisdom through gentle guidance by Ken Sande. The framework for the reconciliation process can be adopted as a counseling model for congregations to mediate conflict, from team dynamics such as church planting, to interpersonal issues as intimate as marriage. I've learned to trust and understand God's sovereignty in a new light and have been challenged to approach stewarding my relationships in a way that best honors God, with special emphasis on forgiveness and being sensitive to the great love Christ has shown us.
Kari5 Stars Out Of 5Great Book, Biblically Accurate, Safe even in abusive relationshipsJuly 9, 2015KariQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a fabulous book whether you need to solve little problems or big problems. This is a must read book for Christians. It is biblically accurate, encouraging, and life changing. As far as the allegations that its not safe if you are in an abusive relationship, that is simply not true. The book VERY clearly discusses that in an abusive relationship, it is important to seek help, how to seek help, and tells you to notify authorities. It does follow biblical principals direcctly from Matthew 18. I have read this book, continue to read it again and again, and am growing each time I pick it up. Very thankful.
redeemed1 Stars Out Of 5The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving ConflictFebruary 13, 2015redeemedQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1In your own product information is the line "there's not really any difference that can't be overcome with the right perspective" and yet you say this book does NOT encourage nor condone staying in an abusive relationship? So not EVERY "difference" CAN be "overcome" with the "right" perspective? Which is it? Is abuse a "difference?" That is a euphemism. Of COURSE you will have a "difference" with the abuser. So what "right perspective" will STOP abuse? This book is dangerous to those in the fog of confusion, caught between their own spirit that says "Something is definitely seriously wrong with these behaviors I am seeing" and a man-made-up "This is what God's Word has to say" about it. Why do you want her to try to deal with evil? The vows were love honor and cherish, not malign, lie to, manipulate, physically harm, yell, scream at, criticize and demean.
AMac5 Stars Out Of 5This Book Does NOT Encourage Remaining in Abusive SituationsAugust 23, 2014AMacMeets Expectations: 5In this review, I want to also respond to the Persistent Widow. It is unfortunate this person had a bad experience, but her experience must have been from her and/or her church misapplying the principles in this book. This book does NOT encourage people to remain in an abusive situation. In fact, it encourages the use of the legal system where abuse is present. If the Persistent Widow was in a physically abusive situation (and we know that physical abuse is against the law) she should have removed herself and had her husband processed through the legal system, while still adhering to the biblical principles of forgiveness and the possibility of reconciliation, which this book encourages. I just wanted to make this point clear so that others are not misled by what the Bible teaches, which is the foundation for this book.
I found the book to be extremely informative, biblically sound, and useful for teaching/reminding how much reconciliation is the heart of God. But as with anything that is righteous, it must also be applied wisely.
BevvyMaineAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5July 1, 2013BevvyMaineAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Sometimes a bit too technical but a good resource for Deacons and Pastors who need to help people through conflicts. I found it hard to stay with but I learned a lot that I can use in the future.