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The Active Life

A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring
  • By Parker J. Palmer
In this reissue of a 1990 book that was ahead of its time, Palmer shares his own search for a spirituality that celebrates the active life, rather than making it seem second-best to a life of contemplation.

Drawing upon evocative stories from several religious traditions, Palmer celebrates the exuberance and unpredictability of the active life. He also frankly names its many temptations: the desire to prove ourselves, to be powerful, to dazzle others, to settle for quick fixes, to allow our sense of inadequacy to prevent us from acting. But the path to wholeness, he argues, lies as much in our failures as our successes, and in the compassion they teach us.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780787949341
    • Manufacturer: Jossey Bass
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780787949341
    • ISBN 10: 0787949345
    • Publication Date: 08/01/1999
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Parker J. Palmer
    • Page Count: 176
    • Width: 5.24 inches
    • Height: 0.49 inches
    • Length: 7.95 inches
    • Weight: 0.45 pounds
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