Author: Ched Myers & Elaine Enns
Title: Ambassadors of reconciliation
Publication Info: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 2009
This beautiful book explores the ideas of forgiveness and restorative justice based on the Gospel and Christian teaching. As a modern example of the teaching of Christ the authors frequently cite the writings and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights activists of the 1950s & 60s. Both Christ and King demonstrate how through nonviolent action “peacemaking must first be peace disturbing.” This is the first of two volumes and I hope to find the time to read the second part.
Recommended books: Bound to Forgive: The Pilgrimage to Reconciliation of a Beirut Hostage by Martin Jenco, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David Garrow, and The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day