KennethW. Hicks served sixteen years as a United Methodist bishop in Arkansas and Kansas with distinction and grace, and to this day encourages people to live every day with an attitude of peace and justice. He doesnA[a--a[t just want people to talk about peace and justice issues, he wants them to put those concepts into practice as commanded in the Bible: A[a--ASeek peace, and pursue itA[a--A (Psalm 34:14b NRSV). Throughout his episcopacy, Hicks wrote regular columns in United Methodist publications, and this book is a collection of his memorable thoughts from those well-received messages. In these pages, the reader is invited to discover HicksA[a--a[s appreciation for GodA[a--a[s extraordinary gifts; his wonder as to the glory of Christian holidays; his observations of the full responsibility of being in leadership in the church; and his desperate need for humankind to wake up and see what peace, justice, prayer, hope, and love can do. The reader is in for a real treat with this bookA[a--athere is poetry in the thoughts of Bishop Kenneth W. Hicks.