Caption: An image of Samuel Sarpiya, as well as his book The Highest of All Mountains.
Written by Matt Guynn, Church and Community Group Director of Organizing
We are also pleased to welcome Samuel Sarpiya for our 15th OEP Community Meetup on September 17. Samuel first connected with OEP as part of Peace Day-inspired organizing in 2009, when he was planting a church in Rockford, IL. Samuel will draw from his peacemaking and ministry experiences in Nigeria, South Africa, Hawaii, Illinois, and now Quebec. He recently published the book, The Highest of All Mountains: A Guide for Christians Seeking Peace and Becoming Peacemakers. Samuel will share from his journey as a nonviolent practitioner, about the book, and respond to any questions about nonviolence as a way of life. More info and registration here.
About the novel: This book is for people who believe that the gospel is a message of peace and this gospel of peace is relevant for our time. Peacemaking is a core part of our Christian discipleship just as we learn how to pray, just as we learn how to love our neighbors, just as we learn how to feed the hungry. We can also learn how to be peacemakers. This book will serve as a guide that will offer a scriptural guide with practical stories and applications. Readers will be challenged by Scripture to take the call to peacemaking into their communities.