The Peacemaking Church


The Peacemaking Church: 8 Biblical Keys to Resolve Conflict and Preserve Unity by Curtis Heffelfinger discusses how to strengthen your church through fostering peace and implementing conflict resolution. It is a very thought-provoking book. Heffelfinger’s writing is well-structured, and he shows readers specific ways in which they can transform their churches.

Heffelfinger divides the book into three sections: embracing the priorities that preserve unity in Jesus’ church, avoiding the pitfalls that threaten unity in Jesus’ church, and mastering the practices that foster unity in Jesus’ church. One of my favorite chapters of the book talks about intercepting relational disasters before they ever occur; I especially like the part about having courage to accept outcomes. This book can serve as a great tool to enhance communication within your church.


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