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Common Fire : Lives of Commitment in a Complex World - Laurent A. Daloz

Common Fire

Lives of Commitment in a Complex World

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Published: 21st July 1997
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A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world.
"A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives, adding to our understanding of skilled compassion, committed citizenry, and lives lived in alignment with a deeper purpose. This is a guidebook for the soul."
--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "Common Fire is strong and beautiful and wise."
--Jonathan Kozol

A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives. . . . This is a guidebook for the soul. --Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "A truly refreshing book! In a day when the political and spiritual air has grown stale with cynicism, discouragement, and indirection, this beautifully written, penetrating study could not be more welcome or valuable. No teacher, parent, or civic leader who cares about nurturing social commitment can fail to be informed and inspired by this remarkable and surprisingly practical book." --Robert Kegan, author of In Over Our Heads

"Eloquent and profound, Common Fire addresses what Americans everywhere long for: a sense of the common good, an emphasis on community and compassion in everyday life, a values-based politics in the public sphere. A compelling, encouraging work." --Jim Wallis, author of The Soul of Politics

"A profound exposition and penetrating commentary on some of life's most important issues." --Clarence G. Newsome, dean, Howard Divinity School

"A compelling portrait of people who choose to make a difference and thus inspire us all." --Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy

ISBN: 9780807020050
ISBN-10: 0807020052
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 21st July 1997
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Type: New edition