From GoodReads Review: Beautifully written. One of the best books I've read on pacifism.
We can justify many of our actions from the Old Testament, including the support for war and violence. [On] a closer examination of the OT... I was surprised to learn that King David was not given the opportunity to build the Jewish temple because of all the blood he had shed in time of war. Mr. Snow provides many other examples taken from Scripture that supports pacifism. These passages are most prevalent in the New Testament for any disciple of Jesus Christ to follow. But, clearly pacifism is the way of the disciple. . . Nevertheless, pacifism must always be lived with the Spirit of Christ, otherwise it is done in vain.
As a 10-year military veteran who struggled with this issue while serving in the Armed Forces, ultimately leading to my departure from the service; it was refreshing to hear the testimony of Mr. Snow who also struggled with this issue as well during his time in service. . . .
Some of my favorite quotes from this book are:
"If occupied with the call of the Gospel, our full hands have no room to grasp a sword."
"Pacifism is not passive. The Christian refusal to participate in any warfare knows nothing of inactivity. Ours is a positive pacifism, combating the very roots of war through the display of God's love and concern for every person in this alienated world."
"In many ways, we remain wanderers on the beach rather than swimmers in the ocean of faith. We love to frolic near the shore but hardly dare get past our knees in depth."
"Christian pacifism is a great and needed witness, but whenever it is separated from the love of Christ it seems inevitably to become cruel and bitter." More reviews at Amazon or Barnes and Noble