Shane had the privilege of meeting his long-time hero: civil rights leader, and minister, John Perkins. Little did he know that we would form a friendship and John would become a mentor. Over a series of years they had numerous conversations as Shane wanted to know from John what leading a life faithful to Jesus Christ actually looks like. What followed was a series of vulnerable and heartfelt conversations between John and Shane and their reflections on those conversations. John's words and advice are distilled into nine axioms for peacemaking and transformation.