Wisdom House To Offer "The Gospel Of Peace" Author Talk With Rev. John Dear On May 2

LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Hartok -- On Thursday, May 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center in Litchfield will host an Author Talk and Book Signing with peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Rev. John Dear, author of, "The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark and Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence" (Orbis Books).

"The Gospel of Peace" offers Rev. Dear's fresh approach to the Synoptic Gospels from the perspective of active nonviolence written to help everyone carry Jesus' global campaign for justice, disarmament, and peace. "John Dear is one of the few towering figures in the Christian nonviolent freedom and peace movement today. This powerful book should not be missed," commented Cornel West.

Author of over forty books, Rev. Dear has been working for justice and disarmament and teaching peace and nonviolence. During his May 2nd talk, he will speak about his book, Jesus, and what nonviolence might mean for people of today.

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"No living person has done more to root Jesus' message of nonviolence and peace in scripture than John Dear. Follow John's lead through Matthew, Mark, and Luke and, your heart will be set afire with excitement to tell others the Good News," wrote Wes Howard-Brook, author of "Come Out, My People!":

Rev. Dear wrote "The Gospel of Peace" to walk readers through every line of the three Synoptic Gospels pointing out Jesus' practice and teachings. He wrote, "Jesus was nonviolent to the core, a disarming, healing presence toward those in need, and a revolutionary disrupter of the unjust status quo. He was a threat to the authorities who killed him, and had pushed him to the heights of nonviolence through his death and resurrection."

Executive director of the non-profit, Beatitudes Center in Morro Bay, CA www.beatitudescenter.org, Rev. Dear hosts programs about peacemaking. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize numerous times, including by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. To learn more, visit www.johndear.org.

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Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, Wisdom House is an interfaith retreat and conference center presenting programs in spirituality, wellness, the arts, and ecology, and offering hospitality to academic, civic, nonprofit, and business organizations. "We are committed to welcoming people of all backgrounds and beliefs," stated Wisdom House Executive Director Deborah Kelly. "In this time of global turmoil, we are especially delighted to welcome Rev. John Dear and his exceptional insights."

"The Gospel of Peace" books will be available for $20 each at Rev. Dear's Author Talk at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center at 229 East Litchfield Road. There is no cost for the event, however, donations will be appreciated. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting www.wisdomhouse.org/programs or calling 860-567-3163.

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