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Fight

Fight

A Christian Case for Nonviolence

by Preston Sprinkle

"We need Preston Sprinkle's book because there are too many Christians who haven't given a moment's thought to their own violent use of our glorious Scripture's message of peace by approving and applauding the use of violence to accomplish peace. The contradictions at work are staggering!"

-- Scot McKnight, professor of New Testament at North Park Seminary

Fight: About the Book and Author

Fight: About the Book and Author

The bold new book from New York Times best-selling author Preston Sprinkle is a tour de force that tackles the topic of violence and how Christians should respond.

Nonviolence Honors Christ: A Q&A with Preston Sprinkle

Nonviolence Honors Christ: A Q&A with Preston Sprinkle

"I wrote this book for people like me: Confessing Christians who are on a quest to understand what the Bible says about warfare and violence, even if it offends our intuition."    

What People are Saying about

What People are Saying about "Fight"

"For those who take the Bible seriously this book will do much to move us beyond sentimental pacifism to a scriptural basis for non-violent resistances."—Tony Campolo

My Reluctant Journey Toward Nonviolence: A Book Excerpt

My Reluctant Journey Toward Nonviolence: A Book Excerpt

Preston Sprinkle

"I think that a large portion of the American evangelical church has been seduced, whether knowingly or not, by nationalistic militarism. Yet our inspired Word of God aggressively critiques this very thing." 

Preston Sprinkle's Website

Preston Sprinkle's Website

To learn more about author, teacher and speaker Preston Sprinkle, visit his website here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Trayvon Martin, Self-Defense and Christian Nonviolence

Trayvon Martin, Self-Defense and Christian Nonviolence

Greg Garrett

The conclusion reached in the new book Fight is clear and cannot be nuanced: the Christian tradition does not make an exception to violence in the case of self-defense.

Divine Violence and the Quest for a Non-violent Faith

Divine Violence and the Quest for a Non-violent Faith

Bruce Epperly

Both Sprinkle and (Shane) Claiborne want a Jesus-shaped theology and ethics and affirm that Jesus' vision of Shalom applies to the work of nations as well as individuals.

American Militarism Vs. The Kingdom of God

American Militarism Vs. The Kingdom of God

Rebecca Hamilton

I am not and never have been a pacifist. I believe in self defense. That would seem to put me outside the ideal Mr Sprinkle is advocating. However, I cannot deny that his presentation is compelling.

Taking Our

Taking Our "Fight" To Our Knees

Kurt Willems

This is a book that should be read by every evangelical small group in America. If the truths contained within its pages were to be absorbed, the face of culture in the USA would be transformed as Christians took their "fight" to their knees instead of with violent words, weapons, and bumper stickers. 

Asking All the Questions

Asking All the Questions

Susan Sevier

Sprinkle is not afraid to ask ALL the questions about this difficult topic - everything from what did war look like in the ancient world, to should America follow Ancient Israel's war policy, to what about Hitler, to what do you do when someone breaks into your house to kill your family - and he struggles to answer each of them from a Biblical context. 

Preston Sprinkle on a Christian Case for Nonviolence

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