Second edition, updated and revised with study questions.
We live in a world wracked with violence and hatred. Does that mean that every act of violence must be met with an equal or greater counterblow?
Stephen Russell asserts that the biblical message calls for forgiveness and reconciliation in place of hatred, vengeance, and fear. Overcoming Evil God’s Way looks at both the historic and the biblical evidence for the nonresistant lifestyle of the Christian. Some themes the book deals with:
- What is the overarching narrative of the Bible, and what does it have to say about peace?
- What is the Christian’s right and just battle?
- What place does the gospel of peace have in winning Muslims and others who have discounted the Christian message, life, and community?
Writing from a historical Anabaptist perspective, Russell makes the case that overcoming evil with sacrificial love is no mere Anabaptist add-on to the Gospel but is essential to its wholeness.
284 pages, paperback, published by Faith Builders Resource Group.