What Do Our Encounters with Strangers Teach Us About Ourselves-and Our Connection with Others
"Fear of the stranger is far too common among us-and since September 11th, our fear has only deepened. But in a world rich in human diversity, much depends on understanding how our encounters with 'otherness' can enlarge and renew our lives. Sarah York's superb book opens door after door to that understanding." The Holy Intimacy of Strangers is not only timely but deeply soul-searching and wonderfully well-written. If we are willing to live into its insights, we will feel more at home on earth and help make earth home for others.
— Parker J. Palmer, author, "Let Your Life Speak and "The Courage to Teach
"In our market driven atomistic age, we are often thrown on the kindness of strangers. In this wise and poignant book, Sarah York shows us how to imbue these relationships with trust-and, yes, love."
— Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author, "Creating a Life and chair, National Parenting Association
""The Intimacy of Strangers is a gift to the soul. In an often distracted, coarse, and fear-full culture, Sarah York awakens us to everyday moments of trust, connection, and care-and our capacity to choose what kind of 'strangers' we want to be. This book will unlock your imagination and open your heart."
— Sharon Daloz Parks, coauthor, "Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World and author, " Big Questions, Worthy Dreams