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Marked by Redemptive Suffering, Nonviolence, and Shalom

Review of

Fight: A Christian Case for Nonviolence

Preston Sprinkle

Paperback: David C. Cook, 2013.
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Reviewed by Wes Magruder

 

It’s astounding how eagerly North American evangelicals have supported military operations in the recent past. Polls suggest that as many as 79% of evangelicals supported the Iraq invasion in 2003. That’s why Preston Sprinkle’s new book, Fight: A Christian Case for Nonviolence, seems so overdue. It’s astounding that it took this long for a book aimed at the popular evangelical Christian audience to hit the market.  Sprinkle became converted to nonviolence only recently; in 2009, as he claims, based on his own careful study of Scripture, he decided that “Christians shouldn’t kill or use violence — not even in war.”

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