Reviews of True Commitments
a memoir by Michael True
For people around the world who believe in peace and nonviolence, Michael True was and is a source of great light and hope. He was a hero and a mentor to so many of us–but he was also a humble friend and a good man who made every person he met feel important and appreciated. His wise words will uplift and inspire all who read this memoir.
—Jim McGovern, United States Representative in Congress
Second Massachusetts District
Personal recollections of his childhood in Oklahoma, his education in three states, his marriage to Mary Pat in Minnesota, their lives and work raising six children in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the worldwide community of students, friends and colleagues he built through teaching and writing in twelve countries over six decades distinguish this revealing memoir of a tirelessly adventurous peacemaker.
Michael J. Moran
retired library director, Bay Path University
editor, Pax Christi Massachusetts Newsletter
In True Commitments, Michael True introduces himself and his friends, tell us his story, modestly says he is unsure of its meaning, and invites us to carry on.
David O’Brien
professor emeritus, history department
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
Each page of True Commitments vibrates with the intensity of Mike True’s indefatigable spirit, his thirst for meaning, dedication to nonviolence as he moves through the rootedness of resistance and peacemaking at home in Worcester, to the capitals of the world, his heart captured by Gandhi’s India. True Commitments brims over with Mike’s contagious excitement for the potential of nonviolent love so needed in our violent world. He galvanized and supported hundreds in his wide embrace.
Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton Shanley
co-founders, The Agape Community