Hell’s Abyss, Heaven’s Grace embraces the weapons of truth, courage and faith as paramount virtues in keeping with God’s law. Highly recommended. (Michael Dunford Midwest Book Review
This is a moving call to examine nonviolent resistance and should be read by Christian leaders, educators, and opinion makers. It is a book destined to leave an impact on the readers of this generation and generations to come. (Richard R. Blake Reader Views
We desperately need a spirituality to lead us beyond the warlike mind, and only an authentic spirituality will do the job. Religion, up to now, has largely failed. Fr. Lawrence Hart offers you a very readable but believable spirituality of peacemaking. This will console your heart and challenge your mind at the same time. (Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation Center for Action and Contemplation
Of all the books I have read on nonviolence and on Christian spirituality, I don’t know of any that penetrates so deeply and clearly to the heart of both. This would be enough for any one book, but then Hart goes a step further: He prophetically critiques U.S. empire and exposes the violence that lies behind this country’s many justifications for war. This is a book for anyone who wishes to love as Jesus loved and is not afraid to contemplate the political implications of that kind of love. (Sheri Hostetler, pastor of First Mennonite Church of San Francisco)
About the Author
Lawrence D. Hart is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and pastoral counselor. Before becoming a priest he served as a Mennonite pastor in the San Francisco Bay area and rural South Dakota. He is the author of Alleluia Is the Song of the Desert (Cowley). He and his wife, Brenda, live a quiet life in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.