Nowhere is the cost of failure higher than in the life-and-death struggle of armed conflict. In Powerful Peace; A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War, author J. Robert DuBois harnesses that real world sense of wartime urgency to guide our search for solutions to the most challenging problems. He takes on a crucial and unprecedented mission for a retired Navy SEAL: the relentless pursuit of interpersonal and international peacemaking as an imperative for global security.
A treatise for policy makers and warriors, mediators and educators, Powerful Peace is also a compelling and practical guide to problem solving for every engaged citizen. This game-changing message is equally relevant in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the battlefield.
“Go on a journey, through a Navy SEAL’s eyes, as he embraces the greatest distinctions between necessary evils, truths, peace, and the power of human nature. Powerful Peace is a must read for all, but especially those who wish to influence others—‘It’s in our decisions that destiny is shaped.’”
- Tony Robbins, Peak Performance Strategist
“Rob DuBois writes clearly and well about how to set conditions for a world with less conflict, drawing on his rich experiences as a US Navy SEAL who has served in many countries worldwide. Powerful Peace is a powerful book.”
- Peter Bergen, author of “The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda”
“Who else but a warrior could write so elegantly about peace? DuBois has written a potent testament to the power of peacemaking in shaping a better world. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in learning how to deal with the conflicts plaguing our world.”
- Reza Aslan, author of Beyond Fundamentalism
“Powerful Peace challenges us to think differently about what defines power. Power and force are different, as only this battle tested Navy SEAL can explain.”
- Frances Townsend, CNN National Security Contributor and former Homeland and Counterterrorism Security advisor to President Bush
“Powerful Peace takes you outside the everyday battle and into the hearts and minds of individuals on both sides of the culture divide; those who face ongoing struggles day to day, week to week, time after time…and how such a life changes them.”
- Dennis Chalker, Master Chief (Retired), Plankowner of SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell; author of “One Perfect Op: an Insider’s Account of the Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams”