An excellent book to read, although a difficult one. Each example brings personal examples to mind of how these basic Biblical principles have not always been the norm in my own life.Interesting thoughts about "does peace mean we have unity in all things?", "how do you reconcile and balance passages where we are told to judge others by their fruits", etc.It would be worthwhile to attend a Peacemaker event or Bible study, to further develop an understanding of what it really means to be a peacemaker.We should expect conflict in all areas of life. So it is best to prepare to handle conflict, isn't it? This book is a great start in that preparation.