(Book Review) Radicalizing Peace: How your good, small, faithful steps can change the world


Reviewed by: Margaret Frye, a Professional Writing Major at Taylor University.

 


Introduction

Title: Radicalizing Peace: How your good, small, faithful steps can change the world

Author: Mark Traylor

Publisher: Elevate Faith

Publication Date: 2016

Format: Print book

Length: 122 pages

OVERVIEW

In the midst of a culture of radicals and extremists, Traylor seeks to introduce a new revolution: one of peace. He sheds light on the hypocrisy of many parts of the Western Church, and he challenges readers to follow the counterintuitive teaching of Jesus Christ. The short book is written in easy-to-read, conversational language that allows readers to feel they are having a conversation with Traylor. Specific attention is given to forgiveness, tolerance, patience, self-sacrifice, personal discipline, and kindness. Although this book is not in-depth enough to explore various aspect of philosophical aspects of peace and tolerance, it does site pertinent passages of scripture to support its points.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Young Adult/Adult

Christian Impact

Traylor presents ideas that provoke self-examination and reflection. Readers must pick up his book with an open mind, ready to ask serious questions—sometimes without cut-and-dry answers. The book presents the gospel in a way that helps readers grasp the radical ideas of Jesus Christ demonstrated by his charge to “Love your enemies.” Traylor’s book is impactful and influential for Christians who desire to further the kingdom of God.


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