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On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

On the Brink of Everything( )
Author: Palmer, Parker J.
ISBN:978-1-5230-9543-8
Publication Date:Jun 2018
Publisher:Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:168
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / General
Social Science / Gerontology
Self-Help / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.226 x 7.137 x 0.819 Inches
Book Weight:0.946 Pounds
Author Biography
Palmer, Parker J. (Author)


Parker J. Palmer was born in 1939 in Chicago. He attended Carleton College where he studied Philosophy and Sociology and graduated in 1961. He then went on to complete his Phd in Sociology at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he took a teaching position at Georgetown University and became involved with the Religious Society of Friends at Pendle Hill. He is the founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal which operates the "Courage to Teach" program for K-12 educators across the country.

He has published over one hundred essays and eight books. He has also been recognized with thirteen honorary degrees, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and grants from the Danforth Foundation and the Lilly Endowment. Parker Palmer's title's include: The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life, To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, and On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old.

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