About the Book

Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time invites you to walk along the front lines of the struggle for peace with Jeremy Courtney in a firsthand account of his team’s quest to mend hearts and save lives in the world’s most notorious war-torn country.

In the heart of conflict, there is only one kind of love big enough to change a nation: a love that strikes first.

About the Author

Jeremy Courtney is founder and executive director of the Preemptive Love Coalition—an international development organization that provides lifesaving surgeries to children and training to local doctors and nurses in an effort unmake violence and remake the world in war-torn countries.

Jeremy is the father of two children, Emma (b. 2005) and Micah (b. 2007), and husband to his college sweetheart, Jessica.

What Others are Saying:


“A thoroughly gripping and moving tale…”
—Alex Hannaford, GQ


“…powerfully inspiring, touching, and…urgently relevant.”
—Publishers Weekly


“…some of the best news to come out of Iraq in ages.”
—Lorraine Ali, LA Times


“Be warned: this is not just a book, it’s a wakeup call.”


“You won’t be able to put this book down!”
—Jim, a reader in Texas


“Awe-inspiring and powerful!”
—Greg Barrett, Journalist, Author


“We’ve been waiting for this book like kids on Christmas morning.”
—Shane Claiborne, Author, Irresistible Revolution


“A powerful, time-tested message. Highly recommended.”
—Gregory W. Slayton, U.S. Diplomat


“Will inspire you to dream!”
—Ken Wytsma, Author, Pursuing Justice


“A compelling, true story of grace in the midst of violence!”
—Sister Simone Campbell, Nuns on the Bus


“Enough intrigue, betrayal, death, and bombings to fill a blockbuster novel, but this is not fiction.”
Susan Ellingburg


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