The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 13, 2011 - Religion - 208 pages
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The world's religions affirm it to be so and recent research acrossa number of disciplines tell us that "Helping others not onlybenefits those we assist but is good for us as well." The recentand astonishingly generous outpouring of help and donations inresponse to the earthquake in Haiti is a clear demonstration ofthis phenomenon, but what if we could be convinced to make helpingothers a way of life, even when times are hard? Post is author of the widely praised "Why" "Good ThingsHappen to Good People"Filled with inspirational anecdotes about the transformativepower of doing goodThe author is a leader in the study of altruism, compassion, and love as well as the President of the Institute for Research onUnlimited LoveBeautiful packaging, ideal for gift giving

"The Hidden Gifts of Helping Others" will leave you withthe unshakable feeling that the world is an essentially goodplace.

  

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Review: The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

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This was an okay book. The ideas weren't that earth-shattering, kind of things I already knew, but still it was nice to read. I might not have been the target audience for this book, so if the book sounds interesting to you give it a read. Read full review

Review: The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

User Review  - Pwagner - Goodreads

OK. Not a book I'd recommend. It was more of a book of how a man and his family moved from one city to another and serving others helped them to adjust to their new location Read full review

Contents

The Gift of the Givers Glow
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The Gift of Connecting with the Neediest
The Sobriety Garden
The Gift of Deep Happiness
The Gift of Compassion and Unlimited Love
The Gift of Hope
Always Coming Home
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Stephen G. Post is professor of preventive medicine and director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. He is a leader in the study of altruism, compassion, and love and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. Post is the author (with Jill Neimark) of the widely praised Why Good Things Happen to Good People.

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