New Book Showcases Conflict Resolution through Contemporary Interpretations of the Historic Biblical Stories of Genesis and Jesus

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Author Dalton Reimer explains how modern conflicts are reflected in sacred text

Author and peace educator Dalton Reimer seeks to promote peacemaking by showcasing alternative ways of working with conflict through his new book, “Story-Formed Pathways to Peace: Headline News from Genesis, Jesus and Today”. His research provides an analysis of biblical stories presented through a modern lens, providing a call to action of making peace a reality.

In his book, Reimer retells the family stories of Genesis and Jesus and fronts them with imagined headlines that parallel present-day news dispatches. This practice brings fresh importance to these iconic stories and connects the past with the present.

Reimer uses the power of storytelling and contemporary commentary to present approaches to conflict resolution and peacemaking as well as remind readers how destructive behaviors can be changed to help promote peace in today’s world.

“This work draws on historical interpretations of the stories told along with contemporary social and political research that informs contemporary conflicts and peacemaking.” the author said.

“In this cogent book, Reimer’s tone is both scholarly and accessible. While he approaches the topic as a Christian, he respectfully includes complementary Jewish and Muslim perspectives on hostility and tranquility.” a Kirkus reviewer wrote about the book. In addition, a Pacific Book reviewer considered it "a phenomenal book...superbly written: a cogent yet complex journey through Biblical stories in their original context and in modern-day application."

“Story-Formed Pathways to Peace” illustrates how biblical stories parallel our modern times and how these connections can provide a non-recipe approach towards harmony which helps bring readers around a single vision: making peace a reality.

“Story-Formed Pathways to Peace: Headline News from Genesis, Jesus and Today”
By Dalton Reimer
ISBN: 978-1-9845-5045-3 (h); 978-1-9845-5044-6 (S); 978-1-9845-5043-9 (e)
Available at the Xlibris Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Dalton Reimer is a peace educator in the mode of the traditional storyteller. Professionally, he is professor emeritus, former academic dean and co-founder of the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at Fresno (California) Pacific University. As an extension of his university involvements, he has retold selected stories of this work with commentary in educational and public settings on five different continents. Using the medium of stories already embraced by a significant portion of the world’s population, he has challenged his hearers with new insights as he has examined these stories through the lens of conflict and peacemaking. This book is another step in a journey of nearly three decades interpreting and sharing these stories. To learn more, please visit

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