“The Evolving Peacemaker,” a New Book by Leona and Matthew J. Evans

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The book engages readers about the topic of nonviolence

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A new book, “The Evolving Peacemaker: A Commitment to Nonviolence” (published by Balboa Press), by Leona Evans with Matthew J. Evans, weaves Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence with the author’s personal journey toward inner peace.

“The Evolving Peacemaker,” based on Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence, contains principles and practices designed to guide the reader on a journey of self-discovery. It opens with the premise that peace is not a one-time achievement but a lifelong practice that starts with the willingness to “be the change we wish to see in our world,” one thought and one action at a time. Beginning with a foreword by Arun Gandhi, peace activist and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, “The Evolving Peacemaker” seeks to both teach and inspire.

“I want (readers) to see how Gandhi's philosophy of truth and love embody the most powerful ways of creating a culture of peace,” Leona says. “I want them to understand that nonviolence is more than nonaction. It is a way of life.”

“The Evolving Peacemaker”
By Leona Evans; Matthew J. Evans
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 250 pages | ISBN 9781504370806
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 250 pages | ISBN 9781504370790
E-Book | 250 pages | ISBN 9781504371049
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Leona Evans holds a Master of Arts in religious studies. She is an ordained unity minister, a spiritual counselor and a former chair of the metaphysics department at Unity School for Religious Studies. She, with Carol Keefer, co-authored two books: “Nothing Is Too Good to Be True!” and “Spirituality and Self-Esteem.” She also co-authored and narrated a two-CD set, “Meditations for Transformation: Awakening the Soul through the Enneagram.” Leona is a former Broadway actress, recording artist and cabaret performer. She is the mother of musician, filmmaker and actor Matthew J. Evans.

Matthew was born in 1996. He played a feature role in Columbia Pictures’ comedy “Bad Teacher,” for which he received a 2012 Young Artist Award in Los Angeles. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. In 2012, Matthew produced and directed a documentary short film called “A Quest For Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions,” featuring interviews with Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. For his efforts, Matthew received the Teen Art of Making Peace Award at the United Nations 3rd High Level Forum on a Culture of Peace. Matthew also sings and plays double bass, acoustic guitar and bass guitar.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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