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Deliberate acts of kindness : service as a spiritual practice

Author: Meredith Gould
Publisher: New York : Image Books/Doubleday, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An indispensable guide to the spiritual and the practical aspects of devoting one's time and energies to the service of others. Deliberate Acts of Kindness is for people who are ready to supplement "random acts of kindness" with intentional acts of generosity, decency, and integrity. More than simply a handbook for volunteers, it explores the significance of service as an expression of spirituality and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith Gould
ISBN: 0385502435 9780385502436
OCLC Number: 47521306
Description: xv, 172 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Service and Spiritual Practice: Why service has spiritual significance and its forms in different traditions --
2. Discerning the Call: How to hear the call and how to take the first steps toward answering it --
3. Finding Your Place: Deciding where to serve --
4. Becoming Involved: How to enter the volunteer environment --
5. Shadow Side of Service: How to recognize and deal with the dark stuff --
Afterword: Service Is Its Own Reward: Final reflections --
Appendix A. Volunteer Options.
Responsibility: Meredith Gould.
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An indispensable guide to the spiritual and the practical aspects of devoting one's time and energies to the service of others. Deliberate Acts of Kindness is for people who are ready to supplement "random acts of kindness" with intentional acts of generosity, decency, and integrity. More than simply a handbook for volunteers, it explores the significance of service as an expression of spirituality and the commitment to something greater than oneself. Meredith Gould guides readers through their journeys, from recognizing when they are ready to answer the call to service to finding the right place to donate their time and talents. She offers invaluable advice on discovering the types of work that best suit their personalities and the areas in which they can make the greatest contributions. There is helpful information on how to get involved, as well as sensible suggestions about what to do when things go wrong in a service situation. An easy-to-read mix of tips, quotations, reflections, and short narrative passages, Deliberate Acts of Kindness presents a comprehensive, honest look at what service is like on a day-to-day basis. Its insights will help new volunteers and veterans alike negotiate the practical difficulties that sometimes arise and achieve the spiritual maturity that comes from answering the call to service."--Pub. desc.

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