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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-919162-4
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
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    • 978-1-03-919163-1
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 78 pages
  • Keywords
    • Love of Enemy,
    • Spirituality of nonviolence,
    • Practice of nonviolence,
    • Peace activism,
    • Spiritual lifestyle,
    • Discipling Spiritual Peace,
    • Biblical Concepts Peace

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Jesus and Mature Love
Reflections on Love of Enemy
by Leonard Desroches

"Every paragraph of this compelling book calls for liberatory action, enabling radical transformation and planetary survival." - Kathy Kelly, board president of World BEYOND War "Len Desroches' passion for peace is a bright flame, a torch in a dark world. May its light so shine as to ignite action and the building of heaven among us." - Joy Kogawa, novelist, poet "How have we been neglecting the deepest form of love for ourselves and all others? Moving toward this kind of mature love is a courageous, intentional, act of resistance." - Emma Whitla, university student "As someone who had previously not heard of love of enemy as a concept for the world, it really made me think about alternative ways to handle acts of violence within our society today because in a lot of ways I think the media and people make violence seem like the only response to violence. 'Jesus and Mature Love' has altered my perspective on the world." - Naomi Zacharias Bezanson, high school student "Mennonites, like everyone, need to stir up their commitment to active nonviolent peacemaking. The call to mature love opens the way to true freedom and full humanness. This is a rich and energizing essay about the fullness of love." - Tim Reimer, Mennonite pastor

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Leonard Desroches was born in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay, Ontario. For decades he has been living in Toronto. He is a war resister and a resource person for the practice and spirituality of nonviolence. He is the author of "Allow the Water - Anger, Fear, Power, Work, Sexuality, Community and the Spirituality and Practice of Nonviolence." Len is presently offering retreats entitled "Sister Water, Brother Sultan - Exploring our Spiritual Lives with Francis of Assisi." Whether he feels like it or not, Len goes for a walk every day.


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