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The Resource Beating guns : hope for people who are weary of violence, Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin

Beating guns : hope for people who are weary of violence, Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin

Label
Beating guns : hope for people who are weary of violence
Title
Beating guns
Title remainder
hope for people who are weary of violence
Statement of responsibility
Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. With less than 5% of the world's population, the people of the US own nearly half the world's guns. America also has the most annual gun deaths--homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths--at 105 per day, or more than 38,000 per year. Some people say it's a heart problem. Others say it's a gun problem. The authors of Beating Guns believe it's both. This book is for people who believe the world doesn't have to be this way. Inspired by the prophetic image of beating swords into plows, Beating Guns provides a provocative look at gun violence in America and offers a clarion call to change our hearts regarding one of the most significant moral issues of our time. Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin show why Christians should be concerned about gun violence and how they can be part of the solution. The authors transcend stale rhetoric and old debates about gun control to offer a creative and productive response. Full-color images show how guns are being turned into tools and musical instruments across the nation. Charts, tables, and facts convey the mind-boggling realities of gun violence in America, but as the authors make clear, there is a story behind every statistic. Beating Guns allows victims and perpetrators of gun violence to tell their own compelling stories, offering hope for change and helping us reimagine the world as one that turns from death to life, where swords become plows and guns are turned into garden tools."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Claiborne, Shane
Dewey number
261.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR526
LC item number
.C5668 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Beating guns : hope for people who are weary of violence, Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Whispers of another world -- Turning weapons into farm tools (and other lovely things) -- The mess we find ourselves in -- Gun history 101 -- The gun empire -- Do black guns matter? -- Consider this: Gallery of the absurd -- Mythbusting -- Kids and guns -- Another dark secret -- Dudes and their guns -- The Second Amendment and the Sermon on the Mount -- Consider this: Laying it all out there -- In guns we trust -- Exorcising demons -- Christians with guns -- Unlearning violence -- Consider this: Matthew 5 -- The third way of Jesus -- Love casteth out fear (and fear casteth out love) -- Commonsense change -- Reimagining the world
Control code
on1039398656
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781587434136
Lccn
2018036421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039398656
Label
Beating guns : hope for people who are weary of violence, Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Whispers of another world -- Turning weapons into farm tools (and other lovely things) -- The mess we find ourselves in -- Gun history 101 -- The gun empire -- Do black guns matter? -- Consider this: Gallery of the absurd -- Mythbusting -- Kids and guns -- Another dark secret -- Dudes and their guns -- The Second Amendment and the Sermon on the Mount -- Consider this: Laying it all out there -- In guns we trust -- Exorcising demons -- Christians with guns -- Unlearning violence -- Consider this: Matthew 5 -- The third way of Jesus -- Love casteth out fear (and fear casteth out love) -- Commonsense change -- Reimagining the world
Control code
on1039398656
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781587434136
Lccn
2018036421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039398656

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