The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring
DescriptionThe 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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About the Author
PARKER J. PALMER is a highly respected writer, lecturer, teacher, and activist. The Leadership Project, a 1998 survey of 10,000 American educators, named him one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education and one of the ten key "agenda-setters" of the past decade. Author of six other books--including the bestsellers Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, and A Hidden Wholeness--his writing has been recognized with eight honorary doctorates and several national awards. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.