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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    active, right, spiritual, new and monastic.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 19 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jul 13 2016.
Reviews Summary

It is an important read for those who sense a call to commune more deeply with god but are unsure of how to implement that in their busy lives


Sometimes, it enters the minds of christians that a life of contemplation is a higher calling and of greater value to god than a life of action


Palmer has observed that “people who live by monastic norms sometimes fall so short,” and that “people caught in the gap between monastic values and the demands of active life sometimes simply abandon the spiritual quest” (parker j palmer, the active life, jossey-bass, 1990, p


Palmer bridges the gap between monastic values and the active life, and uses this book to show us that his term “contemplation-and-action” is of great spiritual value

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