Douglas Jones, Editorial Director of Canon Press, has recommended Peace: Understanding Biblical Themes by Walter Brueggemann.
“Smooth. That’s the effect of this Brueggemann reprint. The noted Old Testament scholar wonderfully blends together a theology of peace—shalom—in this contribution to Chalice Press’ series “Understanding Biblical Themes.” Brueggemann argues that shalom, as in “the covenant of shalom” (Ez. 34:25), involves both freedom and unity, and he traces that fascinating interaction throughout all of Scripture. “Shalom, shalom, when there is no shalom.” This work is strong on argument and style.”