Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.
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PARKER J. PALMER is senior associate of the American Association for Higher Education and senior advisor to the Fetzer Institute. In 1998, he was named one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education. Author of such widely praised books as The Courage to Teach and To Know As We Are Known, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Religious Society of FriAnds (Quaker) and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jun 22, 2015
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781119177944
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christianity / General
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Today is the day you choose . . . which game you want to win, which prize you want to collect, which priorities you want to set.

It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. You sweep aside the other players and you “own” the board. It’s also a thrill to win a promotion at work … the new house you wanted … that sports car you’ve always eyed. But just like the game cards, the tokens, and the timer, those prizes are temporary. When the game is over, they all go back in the box.

Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it’s not bad to be good at chess or Risk—or the game of life on Earth—we can’t allow it to get in the way of what really matters.

Using his humor and his genius for storytelling, Ortberg helps you focus on the real rules of the game and how to set your priorities. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box Participant’s Guide helps explain how, left to our own devices, we tend to seek out worldly things, mistakenly thinking they will bring us fulfillment. But everything on Earth belongs to God. Everything we “own” is just on loan. And what pleases God is often 180 degrees from what we may think is important.

In the six sessions you will learn how to:

Live passionately and boldlyLearn how to be active players in the game that pleases GodFind your true mission and offer your bestFill each square on the board with what matters mostSeek the richness of being instead of the richness of having

You can’t beat the house, notes Ortberg. We’re playing our game of life on a giant board called a calendar. Time will always run out, so it’s a good thing to live a life that delights your Creator. When everything goes back in the box, you’ll have made what is temporary a servant to what is eternal, and you’ll leave this life knowing you’ve achieved the only victory that matters.

Sessions include:

When the Game Is Over It All Goes Back in the BoxKeeping Score Where It Really CountsResign as Master of the BoardCalling or Comfort? Choose Your Move WiselyPlaying the Game with Greatness and GraceThe Kingdom Has One More Move

Designed for use with When the Game Is Over It All Goes Back in the Box DVD 9780310808244 (sold separately).

.做不到外界的種種期待,覺得自己一無是處?

.渴望轉換跑道,又擔心做了錯誤的選擇而裹足不前?

.無法自厭世的情緒中抽離,只想躲在角落裡,與世隔絕?


給處在焦慮與迷思中的你,一本指引人生、洞見靈魂的導航之書


很多人難免疑惑,除了累積財富、掌握權利、爭強鬥勝、保住飯碗之外,生活還有什麼更有意義的目標嗎?在追尋的途中,也許你會了解,你現在過著的,可能是一個「不是自己」的生活。當你總是背負著無數人眼中期望你該做到的事情,為那些「應該」而精疲力竭時,你需要停下來聆聽自己。


宇宙萬物都有其本性,既蘊藏潛能,也各有極限。人類也是如此。若不先探究你是誰、你的本性為何,就冒然決定你要怎麼過,你所經歷的人生難免磕磕絆絆、醜態畢露,危害自己與他人。


本書作者帕克.巴默爾(Parker J. Palmer)曾被全美一萬名教育工作者評選為高等教育界最具影響力的三十位領袖之一,且名列十年來決定教育議程發展的十大關鍵人物。


帶著智慧、熱情與幽默,巴默爾邀請你我傾聽內在聲音,並隨著它的指引,讓生命更具意義與貢獻。書中有巴默爾個人的故事,有他人的生命點滴,毫不保留地與你我分享他的洞見,不只是來自完滿及喜樂,更是他走過黑暗與憂鬱的所得。為所有尋找生命中真實呼喚的人,照亮一條通往完滿人生的路徑。


活著,理應成就你生來就是的那個人,而非在他人要你成為的樣板人生中浮沉。


【好評推薦】


巴默爾的文字像是高地的鄉間之泉,清澈、充滿活力、樸實單純。假如你的生命似乎與你擦身而過,或者你看不清眼前的道路,本書的智慧將能帶領你更加了解自己。

——《織就》月刊(Weavings Journal)編輯莫格巴各(John S. Mogabgab) 


本書才華橫溢、充滿熱忱,我深受感動。我不能擺脫,也不想擺脫本書為我提出的問題,這些疑問自此在我心中縈繞,無法自己。這是一本洞穿靈魂的書,絕對會激起你探索個人內在的欲望——這是多麼非凡的成就!

——湯姆.彼得斯集團「學習機制」(Tom Peters Group/Learning Systems)總裁庫澤斯(Jim Kouzes) 




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