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From the authors of the international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception comes a groundbreaking work that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us.

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause?

What if we systematically misunderstand that cause?

And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

Every day.

Like Arbingers international bestseller Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace helps us see how we actually cause the problems we think are caused by other people. Were trapped by preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. As a result, our efforts to make things better all too often make them worse. Through an intriguing story of parents who are struggling with their children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to find peace whenever war is upon us. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the others ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down.

 

What makes this book stand out from similar titles

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, is a book about smoothing over interpersonal conflict.    Our book goes much deeper, because it's about achieving a state of forgiveness, not just improving your communication skills.   
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, is a well-known book about how the world can move past conflict and suffering if we set aside our egos.  However, its dense and flowery prose sometimes gets encumbered with jargon.  The Anatomy of Peace writing style remains simple and approachable throughout.
  • The Voice of Knowledge: a Practical Guide to Inner Peace does walk you through setting aside know-it-all judgements.  However, our book illustrates this process with a fun-to-read story about the unlikely friendship between an Israeli an a Palestinian.