"These accounts ring true with an undeniable sincerity and an earnest devotion to being practitioners of peace. CPT challenges all who profess pacifism to 'get in the way' of war-making on a daily basis, forming communities dedicated to the further invention of nonviolence. When we calculate the commitments and the results made apparent in CPT's short history, the greater amazement is that populations continue pouring resources into warfare to resolve disputes."
--Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness
"These harrowing accounts of nonviolent interposition read like first-century martyrologies. The courage of these Peacemaker Teams is breathtaking, and will serve to challenge others to similar heroism."
--Walter Wink, Jesus and Nonviolence
"Getting in the Way recounts thrilling stories about one of the most exciting and important recent developments in nonviolent peacemaking. Even tiny numbers of Christian Peacemaker Teams have demonstrated dramatic effectiveness. Think of the impact if the Christian church would train and deploy thousands of courageous peacemakers using the effective strategies of the brave pioneers described in Getting in the Way."
--Ron Sider, president, Evangelicals for Social Action
"In a world filled with war, violence, and untold suffering, many are seeking hope. Getting in the Way introduces us to courageous women and men who give us hope. The personal stories of these 'ordinary people with big hearts and a passion for justice' touched me deeply. One cannot read this wonderful book and not be inspired to work for a world of peace and nonviolence."
--Father Roy Bourgeois, founder, School of the Americas Watch
"The work of Christian Peacemaker Teams is at the cutting edge of contemporary Christian witness. These stories--vivid, personal, passionate, authentic--are nothing short of a contemporary gospel, incarnating Jesus's radical way of peace in a world wracked by violence."
--William O'Brien, former editor, The Other Side