9780911226454

Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree : 61 Stories of Creative and Compassionate Ways out of Conflict

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  • ISBN13:

    9780911226454

  • ISBN10:

    0911226451

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-17
  • Publisher: Real People Pr

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Summary

Enjoy these fascinating stories of how real people dealt with conflict situations by responding in unusual and creative ways that most of us would never think of. Some intensely moving, some funny, some startling or surprising these stories will bring tears to your eyes and open your heart with a deep appreciation for what is possible.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Opening the Doorp. 5
You Have My Wallet?p. 8
Soul Forcep. 11
Muslim Extremist Encampmentp. 17
The Third Handp. 20
Seeing Each Otherp. 23
Defense Through Disarmamentp. 27
Navajo Handshakep. 29
The Ranchp. 37
Why Did You Look up?p. 40
Size Mattersp. 43
One Questionp. 45
Guests in the Nightp. 48
The Farm Culturep. 55
The Living God Inside Youp. 58
The Imam and the Pastorp. 66
Flex Copp. 76
The Dork Policep. 85
Third Grade Bullyp. 93
The Decision Has Been Madep. 98
Only If My Mother Tells Mep. 104
The Ganges Riverp. 111
Gratitudep. 116
Neither Violent Nor Victimp. 120
Doggedly Determinedp. 121
It "Was Like a Spring Thawp. 123
Jail Breakp. 127
Clay Giraffep. 132
Sometimes What it Takes is Trustp. 138
The Drunk Driver and the Businessmanp. 141
Firing on the Rabblep. 144
The Pit Bullp. 145
A Soft Answerp. 148
The Homicidal Patient in the Elevatorp. 153
Making Decisions for Other Peoplep. 155
Two Tribesp. 159
The Wallp. 163
Bar Fightp. 168
Excuse Me!p. 170
Fixing the Dogp. 173
I Can't Believe I Heard You Rightp. 175
Not Worth Your Timep. 178
Billy and the Beaglesp. 182
Taxi Driverp. 186
Sweet Fruit from a Bitter Treep. 192
A Little Preparationp. 195
Opening Presentsp. 196
Lillyp. 200
A Letter From Norwayp. 205
He's the Assholep. 207
The Mosque of Alip. 209
He Just Sat Back Downp. 222
Yer Mommap. 226
I Just Stopped Walkingp. 229
Bank for the Poorp. 232
The Women and the Mullahp. 250
Kicking the Carp. 256
Internal Gardenp. 259
Welcoming the Enemyp. 266
Words Save Livesp. 274
Closing Togetherp. 280
Closingp. 285
Afterwordp. 287
About Mark Andreasp. 297
Indexp. 298
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