Help Choose My Book’s Title

/Help Choose My Book’s Title

I need your help choosing a title for the book I’m currently writing and hope to get published.  To better inform your feedback, you might want to first read my post entitled “Book Description”.  That post briefly describes the primary focus of the book and how it is unique from the plethora of other books available on the topic of Christian peacemaking.

Choosing A Great Title: When it comes to crafting an eye-catching, stellar title, Michael Hyatt suggests that great titles must either “make a promise, create intrigue, identify a need, or simply state the content.”  The challenge is to create a title that succinctly gets at the heart of the book’s content and purpose.  With this in mind I’ll simply list the potential titles that I’ve already brainstormed.  Feel free to vote on your favorite title(s) and/or your least favorite ones.  Alternatively, you may want to come up with a title suggestion of your own.

Which of These Titles Do You Like And/Or Dislike:

  • Jesus Centered Peacemaking
  • Give Peace A Fighting Chance
  • Love Does No Harm
  • An Introduction to Christian Peacemaking
  • The Gospel of Loving Enemies
  • The Christian Peacemaker’s Manual
  • Preparing For Peace: Understanding Jesus’ Approach to Peacemaking
  • Peacemakers Amongst The Oppressed
  • The Christian Peacemaker’s Manifesto
  • Following Our Prince of Peace
  • Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Why Enemy Love Is Central To Jesus’ Gospel
  • Equipping Jesus’ Peacemakers
  • A Missiology For Spreading God’s Shalom Where It’s Painfully Absent
  • Christian Peacemaking
  • Christian Peacemaking Primer
  • Arming Pacifists
  • Enemy Lovers

Now it’s time for you to vote, or come up with an even better title!


About the Author:

Husband, father, writer on Jesus' approach to peacemaking, and North America Coordinator for Servants to Asia's Urban Poor ( Servants is an international network of Christian communities living and working in the slums of Asia and the West, participating with the poor to bring hope and justice through Jesus Christ.
  • jo douglas

    my favorite on this list is “love does no harm”… but i’ll keep brainstorming.

  • Ryan Reid

    Blessed are the peacemakers and learning to love our enemies … Whatever title you choose I am looking forward to reading this, Jason!

  • This is fantastic! My votes:”An Armed Pacifist,” “Enemy Lovers,” “In the Absence of Shalom, Enemy Love”

  • Dennis Hesselbarth

    Love your enemies stops me short – every time. So I like a title that includes it. The Gospel of Enemy Love is my first choice.

  • “Arming Pacifists” (with a subtitle) or “Enemy Love” (with a subtitle) are both very catchy to me and would easily stand out from other books on similar topic. I like “An Introduction to Christian peacemaking” as it sounds like it will teach me how to do something. Maybe that would be a good subtitle. “Why enemy love is central to Jesus’ gospel” is also great because I would like to know why. “Give peace a chance” doesn’t sit well with me, makes me feel told off; same with “Love does no harm”. Go for it!!!

  • mark

    “Drop the Jawbone” refers to Judges 15; Revenge is the theme ending with Samson’s vengeance on the Philistines using the jawbone of an ass. Peace brother!.

  • I like ‘The Gospel of Loving Enemies’ but I don’t have much success in picking titles. Agree that Arming Pacifists is catchy.

  • jonathanhakim

    A few months ago, before I even read this list, I really liked the title “Love does no harm” as the title for a book about peace/violence/nonviolence. I like it for your book, but I wonder about one aspect. An issue with the this movement is that it’s so often focused on the negative on what “not” to do. That’s inherent in the very term “nonviolence” – even though nonviolent activists are very focused on doing real things, the general public has an image of “pacifists” being people whose response is to do nothing, as if that’s the only alternative to violence.

    So while I like “love does no harm” as a piece of our direction for how to love, I’d worry whether it would reinforce that stereotype. Is there a better way to make the focus on positive action rather than negative action?