Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Review: Resolving Everyday Conflict

When Resolving Everyday Conflict by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson begins by linking conflict, sin, and the gospel, I knew this book was going to be good. The first part of the book gives an overview of the nature of conflict, and hence the part about sin. Although conflicts can arise through misunderstanding, those are either resolved right away or sin is introduced and they don’t go away. That’s why this book is so good: it gets to the heart of the issue right away.

Sande and Johnson have been involved in counseling ministry for a long time, and it warms my heart to hear them base relational reconciliation on the hope of the gospel. They aren’t trying to squeeze reconciliation, forgiveness, and conflict resolution into the gospel. Actually, it is because of their strong understanding of the gospel that they find it as the basis of all reconciliation.

The first part of the book leads into the process for dealing with conflict, starting with the glory of God and leading into a biblical method from start to finish and beyond. When in conflict I tend to point to the other person’s faults, whereas this book reminds me of the biblical truth of finding the log in my eye first.

The icing on the cake is a top-notch narrator. At a short 3.5 hours, this book offers a biblical overview of the issue and provides a starting point for resolving your everyday conflict.

To buy the audiobook, visit ChristianAudio.com (direct link).
To buy the print edition, visit Amazon.com.
WTS Books has a PDF preview here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ChristianAudio as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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