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Making Friends Among the Taliban

Making Friends Among the Taliban

A Peacemaker's Journey in Afghanistan

by Jonathan P. Larson

"Dan Terry sought the back seat in tea shops across Afghanistan to practice 'small talk as peacemaking,' insisting on the good in all people. A powerful and vivid tribute."

—Doug Pritchard, former co-director, Christian Peacemaker Teams

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Dan Terry, one of 10 aid workers killed in Afghanistan in 2010, lived a life of radical love and commitment to the Afghan people.

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

Jonathan P. Larson

Read Chapter 2, "Kebabs with a Captor," from Making Friends Among the Taliban.

Praise for Making Friends Among the Taliban

Praise for Making Friends Among the Taliban

Read what Publishers Weekly and others are saying about Jonathan Larson's memoir of U.S. aid-worker Dan Terry's remarkable life and service in Afghanistan.

Q&A with Author Jonathan Larson

Q&A with Author Jonathan Larson

Deborah Arca

"There is a winsome and compelling story left here that tells us there is an alternative to those things that have brought us such grief, and have visited pain and suffering on such a huge part of the world."

Author Website

Author Website

Visit Jonathan Larson's blog and website here.

Download the Study Guide

Download the Study Guide

Click here for a free Study Guide for Making Friends Among the Taliban.

Weaving Life DVD

Weaving Life DVD

Watch the documentary on the book, Weaving Life, on ABC stations through December 16. Click here for more.

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Book Club Roundtable

A True Champion for Peace

A True Champion for Peace

Ryan Parker

Larson reveals that one Dan Terry is more valuable and constructive for peacemaking efforts than all military forces combined.

Blessed are the Peacemakers Amongst the Taliban

Blessed are the Peacemakers Amongst the Taliban

Craig Detweiler

Making Friends Among the Taliban befuddled, confounded, and challenged me.  How do we turn our conviction into actions? 

Becoming an Extremist for Love

Becoming an Extremist for Love

Greg Garrett

What does a life lived in love and seeking reconciliation with those who differ from us really look like? Dan Terry's life is a shining example.

All Missionary Work is Relational

All Missionary Work is Relational

Rebecca Hamilton

A woman missionary friend of mine who had spent years in Egypt told me, "Everything in the Middle East is relational." Based on this book, it would appear to be the same in Afghanistan, only perhaps more so.

A Book to Inspire Your Missional Soul

A Book to Inspire Your Missional Soul

Steve Knight

Larson reveals the life of selfless service with the Afghan people that Terry should be remembered for. I have to confess, I have not been this inspired in a long time.

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