—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings
"Anyone who has read Parker J. Palmer's books knows that he evokes something significant from deep within every reader. In Living the Questions, powerful and moving testimonies of such evocations of spirit show us how Parker's influence ripples out into the lives and work of many good people."
—Craig Dykstra, vice president, Lilly Endowment
"Attests to the pervasive infectiousness of Parker J. Palmer's gentle touch, soulful honesty, and deep inquiry into the service of authenticity and clarity. A collection of extraordinary and extraordinarily moving explorations of the inner and outer landscapes of our minds and hearts and world! There is much wisdom here from authors who have shared so much of themselves and their struggles, very much in the tradition of Palmer himself. Not to be missed. A gift of pure passion and compassion."
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author, Coming to Our Senses
"In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker J. Palmer writes that in refusing to move to the back of the bus Rosa Parks was choosing to live divided no more. That’s the choice we made in the Civil Rights movement. It was a good and right choice, as important now as it was then. Living the Questions tells of others who also walk toward wholeness."
—Georgia Representative John Lewis, coauthor, Walking with the Wind; recipient, Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize
"Living the Questions is an act of love. Sam M. Intrator's clear passion for teachers and Parker J. Palmer's willingness to share all of who he is invites the reader into the very personal journey of a master teacher. The heartfelt stories of those influenced by Parker capture the circularity of teaching and learning; they are filled with soulful questioning, paradoxical wonderings, and courageous explorations."
—Becky van der Bogert, superintendent, Winnetka Public Schools; editor, New Directions in School Leadership; coauthor, Making Sense as a School Leader
"A remarkable collection of essays that beautifully captures the profound influence that Parker J. Palmer has had. Reading Living the Questions is encouraging, a great reminder of one of Parker’s favorite exhortations: ‘Be not afraid!’"
—Larry C. Spears, editor and coauthor, Practicing Servant Leadership; president and CEO, The Robert K. Greenleaf Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Prepare for a delectable conversation with poetic people, all of whom have been profoundly influenced by Parker J. Palmer."
—Geoff Bellman, consultant; author, The Consultant’s Calling