Those who would claim that the God worshiped by Christians justifies violence -- either the violence of war or that of racism, sexism, or economic exploitation -- will now have to contend with this richly textured book by Denny Weaver. . .Makes the compelling claim that the God of Jesus does not deal with the world by violence and thus neither should humanity.
-Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
All those who seek biblical and theological grounding for a God who resists cultures of guns, violence, and war will be profoundly nourished by this careful, revelatory study of the nonviolent God revealed in Jesus Christ and his story.
-Rita Nakashima Brock
Powerful, insightful, and practical. . .Denny Weaver doesn't downplay the violent strand that runs throughout Scripture, but he compellingly argues that nonviolence lies at the heart of Jesus' revelation of God and that this understanding of God is far more prevalent in Scripture than most Western Bible readers realize. Not all will agree with Weaver, but the profound challenge he presents in this book is one that every follower of Jesus needs to wrestle with.
-Gregory A. Boyd