Common Fire

Author: Laurent A. Daloz
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807020087
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A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world. View the discussion guide for UU communities: HTML or PDF "A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives. . . . This is a guidebook for the soul." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "A truly refreshing book! In a day when the political and spiritual air has grown stale with cynicism, discouragement, and indirection, this beautifully written, penetrating study could not be more welcome or valuable. No teacher, parent, or civic leader who cares about nurturing social commitment can fail to be informed and inspired by this remarkable and surprisingly practical book." -Robert Kegan, author of In Over Our Heads "Eloquent and profound, Common Fire addresses what Americans everywhere long for: a sense of the common good, an emphasis on community and compassion in everyday life, a values-based politics in the public sphere. A compelling, encouraging work." -Jim Wallis, author of The Soul of Politics "A profound exposition and penetrating commentary on some of life's most important issues." -Clarence G. Newsome, dean, Howard Divinity School "A compelling portrait of people who choose to make a difference and thus inspire us all." -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy

Common fire

Author: Laurent A. Daloz
Publisher: Beacon Pr
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Four educational researchers profile more than one hundred people who have devoted their lives to the common good in a broad spectrum of fields, assessing the experiences, relationships, and ideals that encouraged them to understand themselves as part of a community at large.

Common Fire

Author: Laurent A. Daloz
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780807020050
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Profiles more than one hundred people who have devoted their lives to the common good in a broad spectrum of fields, assessing the experiences and ideals that encouraged them to understand themselves as part of a community at large

Mentor

Author: Laurent A. Daloz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118416686
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With a new introduction and afterword, this revised second edition is a practical, engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, Mentor shows how anyone who teaches can become a successful mentor to students. Topics covered include adult learning and development; the search for meaning as a motive for learning; education as a transformational journey; how adults change and develop; how learning changes the learner; barriers and incentives to learning and growth; and guiding adults through difficult transitions.

Act Justly Love Tenderly

Author: Neafsey, John
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608336646
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Inspired by the words of the prophet Michah to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly before God, the author describes how we realize our vocation to holiness as it is expressed throughout the various stages of life.

Out of Darkness Into Light

Author: Jamal Rahman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819223387
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Spiritual guidance from the Quran is uniquely presented in this new book for Christian spiritual directors, plus Western seekers, and students. A featured work of Spiritual Directors International, it provides an introduction to the holy book of Islam as

Soul at Work

Author: Margaret Benefiel
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596271531
Format: PDF
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"Working with Margaret Benefiel has helped me, in a short time, become grounded in Spirit in my corporate workplace. The power and productivity of this spiritual work gives me hope that leaders can encourage people to bring their whole selves into the workplace and that this will lead to more tangible and positive organizational results."--Kerry Hamilton Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing, BJ's Wholesale Clubs In the last ten years, dozens of books about spirituality and management have demonstrated the yearning for spirituality in the workplace that exists in people like Kerry Hamilton. No longer content to abide the widening chasm between their deeply-held values and the all-too-common business practices they encounter, these readers long for congruence between their values and their work. They wonder whether the days of the giants of corporate character like Johnson & Johnson, businesses who believed that integrity and profitability could co-exist, are gone for good. Are we living in a state of business and organizational entropy? Are we doomed to endless repetition of the Enron, Worldcom, and Global Crossing scandals? Must integrity and profitability now be opposed? What has happened to American business, healthcare, and non-profits in the last forty years? Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations demonstrates vividly that another way is possible, based on the contemporary restoration of the partnership between integrity and profitability. Soul at Work translates the core of what companies like Johnson and Johnson stood for forty years ago into contemporary forms. Soul at Work shows, through compelling stories of contemporary businesses, healthcare organizations, and nonprofits, how integrity, profitability, and personal and organizational transformation are all of a piece.

Christian Liberal Arts

Author: James V. Mannoia, Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573397
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Christian Liberal Arts articulates the practical, pedagogical, and theological reasons why Christian liberal arts colleges are distinctive in the world of American higher education. Mannoia enumerates the intrinsic and instrumental values of Christian liberal arts, and how both should forcefully shape an institution's goals.

Authoring Your Life

Author: Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620367009
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Who am I? What do I want in relationships? How do I know what to believe? How do I manage the stresses of living? This is a guide to addressing life’s challenges and competing demands. It will help you to reflect on the problems and setbacks you encounter to discover your own voice, uncover your authentic sense of values, build your confidence, and find meaning in your life. This is, however, far more than a self-help book; and it addresses multiple audiences. Because everyone’s circumstances differ, and life unpredictable, this book does not offer simplistic solutions and steps to follow. Instead, Marcia Baxter Magolda immerses you in the stories of thirty-five adults whom she has followed and interviewed for over twenty years. With her guidance, and using the self-authorship framework she has developed, you will recognize in yourself many patterns and parallels from the protagonists’ stories of emotional and intellectual growth. By reflecting on these life stories, you will gain insights about your individual values and identity, and strengthen your sense of self-reliance to handle significant transitions and unexpected circumstances. In addition to helping you identify the phases of your journey to self-authorship, Marcia Baxter Magolda offers reflective exercises and questions to help you uncover your strengths and identify the barriers that may be inhibiting you from building the internal, psychological compass that will serve as the foundation for your journey. Offering advice on how to be “good company” for those who have set out on their journey to self-authorship, the book is also addressed to partners, family members, friends, teachers, mentors, and employers, so they can offer support to those that face these challenges. Finally, for scholars of adult development, this book offers the latest articulation of the developing theory of self-authorship.

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

Author: Sharon Louden
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 178320012X
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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.