The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062010322
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 283,200
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Parker J. Palmer, a popular speaker and educator, is also the author of The Active Life. He received the 1993 award for "Outstanding Service to Higher Education" from the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Table of Contents

Preface (1999)
1. Spirituality in Action: On Being Fully Alive
2. Action and Contemplation: A Living Paradox
3. "Active Life": The Shadow Side
4. "The Woodcarver": A Model for Right Action
5. "The Angel": Action, Failure, and Suffering
6. "Jesus in the Desert": The Temptations in Action
7. "Loaves and Fishes": Acts of Scarcity or Abundance
8. "Threatened with Resurrection": Acts of Death or New Life
NotesAbout the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Bummer

    I wanted to read the book. Very dissappointed to find out this is just the discussion guide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    This is only a "Leader's Guide"!!

    If you're reading these reviews, then hopefully you won't make the mistake I and the other reviewer made. This is not Parker Palmer's book, just a small-group discussion guide. Bummer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

    Small Group Discussion Manual - Not the book

    The rating is not for the quality of the manual. I have no idea whether it's good or not. It's because no where in the description of this item did it say this is only a small group discussion manual, not the book itself. Very disappointed since I was expecting the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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