• A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer

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    The Journey Toward An Undivided Life

    by Parker J. Palmer

    At a time when many of us seek ways of working and living that are more resonant with our souls, A Hidden Wholeness offers insight into our condition and guidance for finding what we seek—within ourselves and with each other.

    "The soul is generous: it takes in the needs of the world. The soul is wise: it suffers without shutting down. The soul is hopeful: it engages the world in ways that keep opening our hearts. The soul is creative: it finds its way between realities that might defeat us and fantasies that are mere escapes. All we need to do is to bring down the wall that separates us from our own souls and deprives the world of the soul's regenerative powers."
    —From A Hidden Wholeness

    This paper back edition includes two new and useful features. Circles of Trust is a DVD containing interviews with Parker J. Palmer and footage from retreats he facilitated for the Center for Courage and Renewal. Bringing the Book to Life by Caryl Hurtig Casbon and Sally Z. Hare, is a reader's and leader's guide to exploring the themes in A Hidden Wholeness. The DVD illuminates and illustrates the principles and practices behind circles of trust. The guide includes questions that connect the DVD to the book, offering "a conversation with the author" as well as an engagement with the text. Together, these features give readers new ways to internalize the themes of A Hidden Wholeness and share with others this approach to sustaining identity and integrity in all the venues of our lives.

    Parker j. Palmer is founder and senior partner of the national Center for Courage & Renewal, which overseas "Courage to Teach", "Courage to Lead" and Circle of Trust"® programs for people in the serving professions (including education, medicine, ministry, law and philanthropy), as well as people in other walks of life. For fifteen years, he served as senior associate of the American Association of Higher Education. He now serves as senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute.

    A writer, traveling teacher, and activist, Dr. Palmer focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. His work has spoken to people in many sectors of our society, including public schools, college and universities, religious institutions, corporations foundations, and grassroots organizations.

    He has published a dozen poems, some two hundred essays, and seven books. He received the Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley.  A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), he lives with his wife in Madison, Wisconsin.

    DVD included:  Circles of Trust

    Paperback edition.



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