Owning and Sowing Seeds of Peace

An Autobiographical Perspective

by Francis S. Nicol



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/18/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532071638
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781532071645

About the Book

Peace can be elusive. And even for the well educated or the well traveled, one can seek the concept of peace but have difficulty understanding it, much less attaining it. This raises an interesting question: Is there a practical and proven path to both understanding and experiencing peace? Owning and Sowing Seeds of Peace examines various attributes and shades of peace. The text elucidates on some generic sources of turmoil that threaten to disrupt the cultivation of peace. Exploring spirituality, author Francis S. Nicol references three major world religions, and amply examines varied manifestations of turmoil and their contrasting influence on peace. Personal experience, readings, and research in relevant fields provide the basis for analysis, interpretation, and content presentation. Dr Nicol’s autobiographical investigation presents useful orientations and conditions for attaining, restoring, and maintaining peace. The recount of his relevant life experiences is rich, riveting, and inspiring.

About the Author

Francis S. Nicol completed secondary education at the Prince of Wales School in Freetown, Sierra Leone, subsequent to undergraduate studies at the Milton Margai Teachers’ College (University of Sierra Leone), and the University of Grenoble, France. Before earning his Master of Education and his doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park, he acquired his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he taught. Dr. Nicol taught for decades as a renowned, award-winning educator, and he was also one of nine elite principals charged with transforming underperforming public schools in Washington, DC. He would later become professor of practice in education at Argosy University.