Making Peace: Personal Essays

Front Cover
Signature Books, 1995 - Religion - 247 pages
9 Reviews
At a time when society has become so violent that school children conceal weapons in their waistbands, Eugene England suggests that everyone take a moment to reconsider where they stand on issues. Using his hallmark literary forms of personal essay and autobiographical short story, he draws examples from his own life to illustrate the complexities people face at home, in their neighborhoods, at work, and in the pews. Admitting to no easy answers, he shows through plot and metaphor of well developed stories, and through the penetrating view of his unrelenting mind, the dangers and advantages of various options.He takes readers on road trips to present the Christian ethic in a new and seductive light. He recounts the times when inner tranquility and outward peace have come to his own family and community in unusual ways. Whether traipsing through Utah's trout streams, visiting strife-torn Los Angeles, or sorting out the cultural maze he encountered on a church mission to American Samoa, England proposes paths people might follow to reconcile ambiguities in maintaining a caring, purposeful existence in the 1990s and beyond.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
0
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: Making Peace: Personal Essays

User Review  - Paul Garns - Goodreads

Love it. And love my man Eugene. Read full review

Review: Making Peace: Personal Essays

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

My goal is read everything Eugene England has written. I loved so many of these short "memoirs" and stories. I read this book a couple of years ago and could have sworn I wrote a glowing review then of this book. Thank goodness for Brother England! Read full review

About the author (1995)

Eugene England, the late Professor of English at Brigham Young University, died in 2001 before completing the Reader's Book of Mormon project, which he initiated. He was the author of six books including Dialogues with Myself and Making Peace.

Bibliographic information