SERIES: In Search of Persons of Peace
- In Search of Persons of Peace, Chapter 1
In Chapter 1 of Carolyn Leslie Knight’s book In Search of Persons of Peace (subtitled “Inspirational Stories of How Ordinary People Influence Multitudes for Christ”), Dr. Knight tells the story of Kolean, an elder and wise man of the Santal people of northeastern India, and how he became a crucial element in God’s plan to bring thousands of the Santal people to Christ.
Through the story of Kolean and his people, she introduces the concept of a person of peace and how disciples of Jesus should be looking for such people with whom to share the gospel. Persons of peace are those who are in need of salvation, open to the gospel, and connected to a larger community of people (in a geographic area, in a people group, or with a common interest).
Acknowledging each person’s sphere of influence is so important to understanding the concept of persons of peace.Carolyn Leslie Knight, In Search of Persons of Peace
Dr. Knight concludes this first chapter with a more in-depth description of the characteristics of persons of peace and a challenge to us to look for them everywhere we go and in every life situation. They are key to fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).
If you have been intrigued by my summary of the first chapter and want to read more, you can purchase In Search of Persons of Peace at Amazon.com.
Resources Used for This Article (or additional resources you may find helpful)
- Masih, Mumin Abdal. "Beyond the Person of Peace." MissionFrontiers.org, 1 November 2017, http://www.missionfrontiers.org/issue/article/beyond-the-person-of-peace.,
- Sternke, Ben. "The Key to Recognizing a Person of Peace." BenSternke.com, 15 November 2011, https://bensternke.com/the-key-to-recognizing-a-person-of-peace/.
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