Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Conflict Resolution

In today's all-staff devotional time, Pastor Dave Foster shared some principles on dealing with conflict from Ken Sande's book Peacemaker. Sande's treatment of the systems surrounding conflict and steps toward conflict resolution seem to be quite effective and Biblically grounded. I am excited about getting more familiar with this book and the editions focused on helping children to also understand how to deal with conflict in a healthy way. Below is a description of the book and some recommendations from

Description: In The Peacemaker, Ken Sande presents practical biblical guidance for conflict resolution that takes you beyond resolving conflicts to true, life-changing reconciliation with family, coworkers, and fellow believers.

"'Blessed are the peacemakers,' said Jesus. With crystal clarity this manual lays before us the wisdom that leads humble souls into that blessing."
--J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God

"Of people alive and writing today, I know of no more reliable guide for peacemaking in church and family than Ken Sande."
--John Piper, pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

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