The Nonviolent Life by John Dear

“How can we become people of nonviolence and help the world become more nonviolent? What does it mean to be a person of active nonviolence? How can we help build a global grassroots movement of nonviolence to disarm the world, relieve unjust human suffering, make a more just society and protect creation and all creatures? What is a nonviolent life?”

These are the questions John Dear, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Pace e Bene staff member poses in his latest book The Nonviolent Life, available in September. He focuses on three important aspects on the path toward becoming people of nonviolence – being nonviolent toward ourselves; being nonviolent to all others (including creation and creatures); and joining the global grassroots movement of nonviolence. After thirty years of preaching the Gospel of nonviolence John says he has never found a book that completely captures these crucial elements of nonviolent living. According to John, “most people pick one or two of these dimensions, but few do all three. To become a fully rounded, three dimensional person of nonviolence we need to do all three simultaneously.”

In this book, John proposes a simple vision of nonviolence that everyone can aspire to. Order your copy today and journey with John along the path of the nonviolent life.

John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. He is a popular speaker, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader, and the author/editor of 30 books. John has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after having participated in nonviolent campaigns for three decades resulting in over 75 arrests and more than a year of his life spent in jail.

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John Dear, S.J. on Spiritual Activism

Rev. John Dear, S.J. is a priest, pastor, social activist and author. He is the former co-chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, and following the events of 9/11, he coordinated the pastoral counseling of victims and bereaved family members. At the May 2006 Conference on Spiritual Activism in Washington, D.C., he spoke about the need for a socially engaged nonviolent movement to revitalize American spiritual and political life.

The Spiritual Science of Emma Curtis Hopkins :12 Lessons to a New Transcendent You ~ Rev. Ruth L. Miller, Ph.D.


Delve deep into the eternal truths behind “teacher of teachers” Emma Curtis Hopkins’ ideas in this guide to harnessing your inner power to gain a greater understanding of the spiritual world around you.

In the latest addition to the popular Library of Hidden Knowledge series, Dr. Ruth Miller reveals the fundamental truths behind the work of a truly great spiritual thinker and philosopher. Emma Curtis Hopkins, a late-nineteenth century American spiritual leader and author, developed some illuminating and influential ideas about healing, the soul’s relationship with God, and life’s spiritual stages. Integrating current scientific, spiritual, and cultural understandings for modern-day interpretations, Miller helps you dig deep into Hopkins’ influential essay Esoteric Philosophy in Spiritual Science and summarizes her twelve lessons for exploring one’s spirituality.

Alongside the original text, this book presents an easy-to-read, updated version of Hopkins’ most inspiring works, connecting old principles to the modern world. It also illuminates Hopkins’ core message by guiding you through exercises and summary points of each essay. Drawing on religions and philosophies from around the world, The Spiritual Science of Emma Curtis Hopkins will shift your thinking from passive acceptance to practical application of this leader’s transformative ideas. Release your inner wisdom; cultivate spiritual power.

Dr. Miller served as Associate Professor and Director of the Cybernetic Systems Program at San Jose State University and as Director of Curriculum & Evaluation for Rogue Community College. She has led countless workshops on new paradigms, systems thinking and futures research, and has served as adjunct faculty at Antioch University-Seattle, Marylhurst University, Portland State University, as well as the Living Enrichment Institute, and New West Seminary.

After years of research into the nature of consciousness, Dr. Miller found she could no longer ignore the spirit. She became coordinator for Adult Religious Education in a small-town Methodist church while helping to found a Unitarian-Universalist fellowship there. In the process, she began a series of courses that would lead to ordination. She was ordained in the New Thought tradition and became the pastor of the Lifeways Center in Portland, Oregon, then interim Assistant at Unity of Beaverton.

She is currently a “circuit riding preacher,” serving New Thought and Unitarian-Universalist churches in Oregon, Washington, and California.

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