09 August 2010

Give the Gift of Peace

Christians are being encouraged to share a little peace with their neighbours, in the form of a new booklet from the Methodist Church.

Lavishly illustrated, A Gift of Peace features encouraging words from the Bible as well as reflections on peace from a variety of authors including Lao Tzu, Benjamin Franklin and Mother Theresa of Calcutta.

Revd Alison Tomlin, President of the Methodist Conference, said: "In the midst of an increasingly chaotic and unsettled world, we all need God's peace more than ever. We hope that this booklet will enrich the way we think and pray about peace and will help people to make a little more space in their lives for reflection."

Churches are encouraged to share the reflections as well as using them for personal or small group study.

A Gift of Peace is available as a PowerPoint presentation, which is free to download from the Methodist website here: www.methodist.org.uk/powerpoint.

The booklet heralds the re-launch of the popular In Your Pocket series under the new title A Gift of.... This completely revised edition contains brand new images and quotations on peace, but retains the look and feel of its predecessor.

Other planned titles in the series include A Gift of Love, A Gift of Easter and A Gift of Christmas.

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