Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith, Revised 10th Anniversary Edition
September 2011, Jossey-Bass
1. Emerging Adulthood in a Changing World: Potential and Vulnerability.
2. The Deep Motion of Life: Composing Meaning, Purpose, and Faith.
3. Becoming at Home in the Universe: A Developmental Process.
4. It Matters How We Think.
5. It All Depends.
6. On Belonging.
7. Imagination: The Core of Learning and the Heart of Leadership.
8. The Gifts of Mentorship and a Mentoring Environment.
9. Higher Education as Mentor.
10. Culture as Mentor.
Coda: Mentoring Communities.
Professional Education and the Professions.
Religious Faith Communities.
Appendix: Faith Development from Adolescence to Mature Adulthood.
Sharon Daloz Parks has been described as a keen observer, a probing listener, and a rich and subtle theorist. She is principal of Leadership for the New Commons, a senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and has held faculty and senior research positions at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weston School of Theology.
"Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is . . . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled years between 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choices to make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake. Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs and ours." —Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, Wellesley College; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
"No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties should be without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company we learn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and our own." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar, clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capable generalist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and] reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge the questions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and duties of our generation." —Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of the university, Brown University
" . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors, administrators, employers, and all others who care about emerging adults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties