This book invites readers to commit themselves to a nonviolent lifestyle. the author endeavors to demonstrate that humans are not violent by nature but rather by choice. one appreciates nonviolence best when one perceives its essential relation to intrinsic human dignity and worth which the author considers to be the bedrock of nonviolence.he suggests several practical steps towards a nonviolent lifestyle. a spirit of optimism that humans are capable of transforming things for the better pervades the book. it is the author's conviction that nonviolence stands a chance and offers hope and help to a hopeless and helpless world.