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"A quiet but memorable addition to the inspirational field, this book has the quality of a finely worked homily. The writing displays a gentle wisdom and economy of style that leaves the reader curious for more insight into the author's Quaker philosophy." - (Publishers Weekly)
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"Deep Wisdom in these pages"
I've now listened three times. I've learned a remarkable lot about myself in relation to my job and who I am. This is a great book filled with deep insights. If you are dissatisfied about your job and perhaps complaining about the shortcomings of your employer, this book may open up a whole new dimension to what is going on in you. It is one of the most profound spiritual teachings that I have ever had the good fortune to experience. I'm journaling about what I've learned about myself. Palmer guides us to be honest about ourselves in order that we may begin to find freedom from our boogie-men. The narator is great too.
"A great read/listen!"
Yes, this is a solid book for examining the way we live and make life's decisions.
His chapter and perspectives on depression were unique and very insightful.
This guy's amazing. He makes you visualize punctuation!
I'm not an extreme person. :/
This book makes you think about your life and it's direction in a wonderful way.
"Should Be Required Reading. For Humans."
Parker Palmer sheds light onto the shadow in us all which gets a very bad rap in these times. The linking of vocation and self and how it's essential to becoming our true self is quite poetic. Excellent read.
"Great take on a purposeful life"
His Quaker beliefs infuse this book, so may be a barrier to the committed atheist. However, an interesting approach to purpose.
"More depressing than inspiring..."
Perhaps because of the tone of the narrator I did not find this story about finding one's vocation especially compelling or helpful.
The first three chapters are directly connected to the main subject. The last two, depression and leadership, not that much.
"Good for young people, not for mid-life or beyond"
I was encouraged by some positive reviews and thought it might be interesting to find out what I *really* should be doing after being in the same career for the last 30 years.... This book is more for younger folks just starting out on a career path. If you're later in life, you've heard all this (IMHO) and you might as well learn to make the best of what you have and build on the parts of your current vocation like best.
"Inspirational not practical"
The book was very inspiring and leads the reader to want to find their vocation, but it doesn't give recommendations or advice on how to do this other than introspective questioning and trying to learn from your mistakes.
"Be who you are"
What I have found really inspiring is the honesty that the author dive into his deepest experience and combine that poetically with his view of been, leadership, depression, community and life!
"I love it!!"
I loved listening to this book! It was very informational and it helps with life. I will recommend this book to anyone.
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