Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

Beating Guns Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence Parkland Las Vegas Dallas Orlando San Bernardino Paris Charleston Sutherland Springs Newtown These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them With less than % of the world s

  • Title: Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence
  • Author: Shane Claiborne
  • ISBN: 158743413
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Parkland Las Vegas Dallas Orlando San Bernardino Paris Charleston Sutherland Springs Newtown These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them With less than 5% of the world s population, the people of the US own nearly half the world s guns America also holds the record for the most gun deaths homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deat Parkland Las Vegas Dallas Orlando San Bernardino Paris Charleston Sutherland Springs Newtown These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them With less than 5% of the world s population, the people of the US own nearly half the world s guns America also holds the record for the most gun deaths homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths at around 90 a day and about 33,000 per year Some people say it s a heart problem Others say it s a gun problem The authors of Beating Guns believe it s both.This book is for people who believe the world doesn t have to be this way Inspired by the prophetic image of beating swords into plows, Beating Guns provides a provocative look at gun violence in America and offers a clarion call to change our hearts regarding one of the most significant moral issues of our time Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin show why Christians should be concerned about gun violence and how they can be part of the solution The authors transcend stale rhetoric and old debates about gun control to offer a creative and productive response Full color images show how guns are being turned into tools and musical instruments across the nation Charts, tables, and facts convey the mind boggling realities of gun violence in America, but as the authors make clear, there is a story behind every statistic Beating Guns allows vic

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    • Shane Claiborne

      Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best selling author Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living as if Jesus meant the things he said Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best selling author Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living as if Jesus meant the things he said Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty.Shane s books include Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, Common Prayer, Follow Me to Freedom, Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, his classic The Irresistible Revolution and his newest book, Executing Grace He has been featured in a number of films including Another World Is Possible and Ordinary Radicals His books have been translated into than a dozen languages Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, nationally and internationally His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been on everything from Fox News and Al Jazeera to CNN and NPR He s given academic lectures at Harvard, Princeton, Liberty, Duke, and Notre Dame Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe

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    • I come from a denominational background American Evangelical Baptist where it is not uncommon for people to treat the broadest possible interpretation of the Second Amendment right to bear arms with practically the same devotion as any of the basic tenets of the faith Attempts to discuss gun violence are met with, It s not a gun problem It s a heart problem or some similar slogan Over my last eight years as a pastor I have grown increasingly troubled by the gun culture I see among Evang I come f [...]


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