Chodron inspires her readers to use practical ways to work for peace in their lives, discussing how we as individuals can react to everyday situations in a way that promotes peace within ourselves and our relationships and interactions with others. While mostly focused on this individual aspect of peacemaking, Chodron eventually puts it in the bigger picture and concludes that peace in the hearts of individuals can work towards creating a culture of compassion rather than perpetuating a culture of violence and aggression. This book takes from Buddhist teachings, but people from all backgrounds can benefit from its simple message -- striving for peace in our everyday lives can eventually break the cycle of the seemingly endless wars that are raging all over the world and replace it with genuine compassion.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: BQ4570.P4 C56 2006
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Andrew Tessandori, Cataloging Assistant, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended