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Active Life by Parker J. Palmer
DescriptionPARKER J. PALMER Engage the Spirit and Truth of the Active LifeWhat spiritual sources can we draw on to receive guidance for-and from-our lives in the world of action?The Active Life is Parker J. Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, including Taoist, Jewish, and Christian, Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action. He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, the world, and God. Paperback 176 pages PARKER J. PALMERis a highly respected writer, lecturer, teacher, and activist. The Leadership Project, a 1998 survey of 10,000 American educators, named him one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education and one of the ten key "agenda-setters" of the past decade. Author of six other books--including the bestsellersLet Your Life Speak,The Courage to Teach,andA Hidden Wholeness--his writing has been recognized with eight honorary doctorates and several national awards. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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