Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence

(Sharon Ely Pearson). Morehouse Publishing, 2015.


This book published after the Sandy Hook shooting is the result 200 Episcopal bishops discussing gun violence.


prayers, litanies, a service for healing, action guide, annotated list of books and organizations, confronting gun violence; free excerpts of the book

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Provide healing and comfort in the aftermath of tragedy by referring to the prayers, litanies, and service outlined in the fourth section of this resource.
  • Discuss gun violence through a Christian perspective by reading the first three sections of this resource in a small group setting.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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