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On the brink of everything : grace, gravity, and getting old / Parker J. Palmer.

Palmer, Parker J., (author.). Carlson, Steve, 1943- (narrator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial CD 155.6719 PALMER (Text) 33946003651184 Nonfiction Audiobooks . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781974905355
  • ISBN: 1974905357
  • Physical Description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 28 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Steve Carlson.
Summary, etc.:
"On the Brink of Everything is an exploration of Parker Palmer's experience of living and aging, written in hopes of encouraging readers of every age to explore their life course. It is not a "guide to" or "handbook" for "getting old"--something all of us are doing all the time. Instead it's a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one's life--and on the importance of staying meaningfully engaged with life until the end."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Palmer, Parker J.
Conduct of life.
SELF-HELP / Aging.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness.
SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational.
Genre: Audiobooks.

  • Ingram Publishing Services
    From bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a beautiful book of meditations and reflections.
  • Ingram Publishing Services
    From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy), comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything."Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. "Old," he writes, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to dive deep into life, not withdraw to the shallows."But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.From beginning to end, the book is laced with humor as well as gravitas -- beautifully enhanced by three free downloadable songs from the gifted singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book.Table of ContentsPreludeI. The View from the Brink: What I Can See from HereII. Young & Old: The Dance of the GenerationsIII. Getting Real: From Illusion to RealityIV. Work & Vocation: Writing a LifeV. Keep Reaching Out: Staying Engaged with the WorldVI. Keep Reaching In: Staying Engaged with Your SoulVII. Over the Edge: Where We Go When We DiePostlude

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