John Dear is a prophet of peace in an often violent world. His friend Bill McNichols is a prophet of beauty in a world that often overlooks the beautiful and the good. Together they have created a stunning book that reveals the saints as living meditations on peace, beauty, and goodness., James Martin, S.J., author of My Life with the Saints
The holy witnesses whose stories and images are presented here take a stand in the court of life to speak the truth of God. From famous and lesser-known saints to prophets and peacemakers from our own time, these images open a doorway to the sacred. Their stories call us to witness Gods compassionate love.
John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. Featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and more, he is the author of more than 30 books. A priest of the diocese of Monterey, California, Dear was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.