By: Selected with an introduction by John Dear
"Orbis adds to its Modern Spiritual Masters series with Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings, edited and introduced by John Dear. Dear, who writes that Gandhi's example "challenges us to become prophets and apostles of nonviolence," organizes the short selections thematically, arranging them around issues such as nonviolent resistance, the discipline of prayer and fasting, the search for God and the pursuit of truth. Dear has chosen accessible, passionate excerpts from Gandhi's writings, resulting in a valuable compendium for students and spiritual devotees." -- Publishers Weekly Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"A timely book that will go a long way in understanding Gandhi's approach to non violence. A must read for all peacemakers." -- Arun Gandhi, Founder Director, M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.
Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), acknowledged as one of the great souls of the twentieth century and leader of the Indian independence movement, defined the modern practice of nonviolence. These writings reveal the heart and soul of a man whose message of nonviolence bears special relevance to all spiritual seekers today.
John Dear is a priest, activist, lecturer, and author of thirty books including Thomas Merton Peacemaker; You Will Be My Witnesses (with art by William Hart McNichols), Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings; Daniel Berrigan: Essential Writings and an autobiography, A Persistent Peace (Doubleday/Image) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He lives in California. www.fatherjohndear.org