“There is no hierarchy of sinners, only a healing we all need.” So says Dan White Jr. in his timely and accessible book, Love Over Fear.
Dan addresses this healing we all need in a way that is neither sentimental nor preachy, focusing instead on the arduous task of learning to love with the others-oriented affection of Jesus (as opposed to our more natural postures of “avoidance” and “attacking”).
He observes, “. . . not only did Jesus come to show us what God looks like, He also came to show us how to look at people.”
Recognizing the problem of polarization and how we are conditioned to see nearly all things—and people—in categories of “Left vs. Right” or “us vs. them,” Dan cuts through partisan divides and rhetoric and challenges the reader to follow the politics of Jesus. He demonstrates how Jesus can never be co-opted by the Left or the Right and how Christ’s love knows no “us vs. them” boundaries.
Love Over Fear is a terrific read for anyone seeking to follow Jesus in the Way of peacemaking. Dan presents a path to greater peace within and without. Read the book and give it to a friend. Better yet…give it to an enemy.