The Peacemaker's Path

Multifaith Reflections to Deepen Your Spirituality

The Peacemaker's Path

Multifaith Reflections to Deepen Your Spirituality

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Now more than ever, people are painfully divided politically, religiously, and culturally. And yet, there is a commonality in our faith traditions that can help us turn away from polarization and create a greater sense of community in which our differences are honored.

The Peacemaker's Path brings together wisdom from the world's major religious traditions, including Bahá'í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Native American spiritualities, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism, showing that we have much more in common than what divides us.

Through daily readings that explore the tenets, teachings, writings, and prayers of these diverse faith traditions, you will gain new insight, understanding, and connection with people from different religious backgrounds. Each day offers a reflection, scripture passages from the world's religions, questions to contemplate, a call to action, and a closing prayer.

May we realize the tremendous importance of building bridges of peace in our own lives, our communities, and our world. Loving our friends is easy; loving the "other" will bring shalom.


"In Pastor Zehr's gorgeous engagement with the fundamental elements of the world's faith traditions we learn how close we all are in our efforts to honor and love God and each other. We owe a debt to Pastor Zehr for providing this road map to spiritual intimacy among the varied religions of our world."

Rabbi Steve Gutow, Visiting Scholar at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and co-director of the Religious Leadership and Civic Engagement Project

"I thank God for the way Jerry Zehr has brought together spiritually inspiring quotations from ten different religious traditions along with many superb illustrations of spiritual truths. If you want to grow deeper spiritually and wider in compassion for all people, I encourage you to ponder the meditations in this book."

Dr. Kent Millard, president of United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio

"In this illuminating and spiritually rich book, we are inspired to examine how our shared and common values can transcend differences, divides, and stereotyped thresholds; and together contribute to our collective peace and goodwill as enlightened beings and blessed peacemakers."

Kanwal Prakash "KP" Singh, artist, author, interfaith leader, public speaker

"Few books offer such a rich and easily understood examination of the complexity of some of the basic components of the world's major religions and spiritual belief systems. This book accomplishes this, and also provides an informed and practical set of tools to promote peace and a deepened understanding, respect, and common ground between individuals with assumed diverse faiths."

Lawrence H. Gerstein, PhD, George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology-Counseling and Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Ball State University

"Jerry Zehr has produced a book that can promote better understanding of various religions and, thus, contribute to peacemaking in our fractured era. Readers may be surprised at the areas of commonality and have their appreciation for other faiths expanded."

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, author of The Witness of Religion in an Age of Fear and Unity as Prophetic Witness

"The spirit of Jerry Zehr shines throughout this book. Thoughtful, insightful, and immediately and immensely helpful. You'll revisit this book time and again."

Phil Gulley, author of If the Church Were Christian

"At a time when our divisions seem to tear us apart, this book offers the secret to the unity and peace we need."

Rob Fuquay, senior pastor, St. Luke's United Methodist Church and author of The God We Can Know; Which Way, Lord?: Exploring Your Life's Purpose in the Journeys of Paul; A New Reformation; and The Passion Play: Living the Story of Christ's Last Days

"Illuminating and enlightening, The Peacemaker's Path is an outstanding gem. A beacon of hope where pluralism and religious diversity are sometimes seen as a threat to any singular claim of divine truth. The book is a wonderful introduction to the world's religions with a very pragmatic and accessible format."

Charlie Wiles, executive director, Center for Interfaith Cooperation

"Jerry Zehr has brought together immensely powerful insights from the world's great religions that demonstrate that, while we differ in some important religious practices and particulars of theology, we are all children of the Divine, called to live in love and community with each other. I commend this book to every Christian who wishes to live in the way and spirit of Christ."

The Rev. Dr. Dick Hamm, former General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada

"A trove of wisdom, ancient and modern, to enrich personal meditation and communal worship experiences. This book embodies the passion and the vision of a caring and sensitive pastor and a seasoned and respected civic and interfaith leader."

Dr. Dennis C. Sasso, senior rabbi, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

Product Info

  • Publisher Broadleaf Books
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506469126
  • eBook ISBN 9781506469133
  • Dimensions 5.25 x 7.25
  • Pages 201
  • Publication Date August 24, 2021