Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
September 1999, Jossey-Bass
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LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK: Listening to the Voice of Vocation
Acclaimed author Parker J. Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence that shaped his best-selling books A Hidden Wholeness and The Courage to Teach in LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK: Listening to the Voice of Vocation (Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; Sept 1999; $18.95; Hardcover; ISBN: 978-0-7879-4735-4). With both power and wit, he identifies our yearning to live undivided lives—lives that are congruent with our inner truth—in a world filled with the forces of fragmentation. For over a decade, the principle and practices in this book have been proven on the ground—by parents and educators, clergy and politicians, community organizers and corporate executives, physicians and attorneys, and many others who seek to find their true calling by listening to the voice within.
As Palmer's many readers know, his writing has always been grounded in his own life experience; here he speaks even more vulnerably of his own times of being lost in the dark, as well as moments of "stumbling into the light," in his own quest for vocation. Though the details of his journey are singular, he draws from it that which is universal. The result is a moving and illuminating book for anyone who seeks not just a job but a calling - and companionship along the way. LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK weaves together themes Palmer has pursued for over forty years with a depth of insight that will touch anyone who yearns for an authentic way of standing and serving in the world.