In a world ravaged by crises, this inspiring biography of Nicaraguan public health pioneer and peacemaker Gustavo Parajón (co-founder of AMOS Health and Hope) encourages readers to courageously reach out to the world’s neediest people. His work lives on through organizations he founded. Those who follow his example now circle the world.

Written by Rev. Dr. Daniel Buttry and Dámaris Albuquerque, published by Read The Spirit.

“This book is a fascinating and fast-reading chronicle of the life of a man who, more than anyone I’ve met, seemed to exemplify what it means to bring the teachings of Jesus Christ into the world.”

– Bruce Cockburn, Singer/Songwriter

“Gustavo Parajón, a true Christian peacemaker, dedicated his life to putting his faith into action with intelligence and compassion.”

– Jimmy Carter, Former US President

Available since January 24, 2023.


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A slideshow with photos included in the book can be watched here.

Celebrating Gustavo Parajon w Garth Hewitt from Daniel L. Buttry on Vimeo.

About the authors

Rev. Dan Buttry


Rev. Dan Buttry recently retired as the Global Consultant for Peace and Justice with International Ministries of the American Baptist Churches. From 2003 to 2020 he served helping Christians around the world to be more effective peacemakers, including in inter-religious conflicts. Dan has conducted conflict transformation trainings around the world, and in a few situations, he has been part of mediation teams between armed groups. Dan has also written a number of books on topics such as church renewal, preaching and peacemaking. 

As a result of his long-standing commitment to peace, Dan received the 2022 Denton & Janice Lotz Annual Human Rights Award. Established in 2006, the Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award is given by the BWA for significant and effective activities to secure, protect, restore or preserve human rights. President Jimmy Carter received the award in 1995, and Dr. Gustavo Parajon received it in 2006.

Damaris Albuquerque


Damaris Albuquerque recently retired from being the Executive Director at CEPAD (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua), an organization founded by Dr. Gustavo Parajón, where she served for 41 years.

For many years, Damaris worked closely with Dr. Gustavo as his assistant while he served as the Executive Director of CEPAD.