Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 10, 1999 - Religion - 128 pages
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With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.
 

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This is probably the first stage in my life when I have the patience for a book like this. Not only am I in the midst of a mid-life process of discerning whether to dust off one of the career paths I ... Read full review

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In some ways this reader feels like the mortician at a birthday gig: the reviews of Parker Palmer's Let Your Life Speak are almost to a person adulatory - and so, to a point, they should be. In a US ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter I Listening to Life
1
Chapter II Now I Become Myself
9
Chapter III When Way Closes
37
Chapter IV All the Way Down
56
Chapter V Leading from Within
73
Chapter VI There Is a Season
95
Notes
111
The Author
115
Credits
117
Other Books of Interest
118
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About the author (1999)

PARKER J. PALMER is senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. In 1998, he was named one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education. Author of such widely praised books as The Courage to Teach and To Know As We Are Known, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Religious Society of FriAnds (Quaker) and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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