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    • On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Reframing aging as "a passage of discovery and engagement", Palmer says, "Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good." On the Brink of Everything is not a "guide to" or "handbook for" getting old. Instead, it's Palmer turning the prism of insight on his experience as a way of encouraging listeners to do the same with theirs. In elegant prose and lyrical poetry, he offers a set of meditations on the meanings of one's life - past, present, and future.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where do we go from here.

    • By Ronald G. Shenberger on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Let Your Life Speak

    • Listening for the Voice of Vocation
    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Finding one's calling is not just about finding something we can do - it is about finding what we can't not do. "Let your life speak" is a time-honored Quaker admonition to live one's life as witness to the deepest truths one knows. But as Parker Palmer explains, those words can also mean "listen to your life, and let it tell you what your truth is."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep Wisdom in these pages

    • By Julia Davis Coffey on 01-30-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Courage to Teach

    • Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community with their students and their subject. They possess "a capacity for connectedness" and are able to weave a complex web of connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students, helping their students weave a world for themselves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great content. Annoying performance

    • By M. Meyers on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Hidden Wholeness

    • The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    A Hidden Wholeness is a thoughtful and heartfelt examination of sources and consequences of the alienation we feel when our inner and outer lives become divorced from each other, when external forces pressure us to depart from our soul's true yearnings. The book lifts up the problem of the "divided life", diagnoses its sources, assesses its personal and social costs, and offers a model of community that will help people live with greater integrity and wholeness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Discover your Real Inner Self

    • By Charles on 03-08-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • An Undivided Life

    • Seeking Wholeness in Ourselves, Our Work, and Our World
    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Parker J. Palmer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    We all yearn for a life that is whole - where "soul and role" are aligned, and our innermost wisdom guides us in our actions. Perhaps no one has explored this topic more deeply than best-selling author and distinguished educator Parker J. Palmer. Now you can experience his inspiring and transformative teachings in An Undivided Life. Infused with compassionate intelligence, this landmark program will encourage and deepen your reflections about what it means to live "a life divided no more".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring. I will make more of my life.

    • By Kimberli on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $17.13

    • Healing the Heart of Democracy

    • The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit
    • By: Parker J. Palmer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    At a critical time in American life, Parker J. Palmer looks with realism and hope at how to deal with our political tensions for the sake of the common good - without the shouting, blaming, or defaming so common in our politics today. In his newest book, Parker J. Palmer builds on his own extensive experience as an inner life explorer and social change activist to examine the personal and social infrastructure of American politics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All should read!

    • By Nancy H. Brown on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Heart of Higher Education

    • A Call to Renewal
    • By: Parker J. Palmer, Arthur Zajonc, Megan Scribner
    • Narrated by: Scott Woodside
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    From Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach, and Arthur Zajonc, professor of physics at Amherst College and director of the academic program of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, comes this call to revisit the roots and reclaim the vision of higher education. The Heart of Higher Education proposes an approach to teaching and learning that honors the whole human being - mind, heart, and spirit - an essential integration if we hope to address the complex issues of our time. The book offers a rich interplay of analysis, theory, and proposals for action.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why does the narrator sound like a computer?

    • By V on 02-17-13

    Regular price: $19.95