Re-issued in an updated, revised new edition!
People of faith are called to act justly and serve others with generosity and integrity. How shall we do this? Discover all that and more in Deliberate Acts of Kindness, an easy-to-read guide for moving from “random acts of kindness” to intentional acts of service and generosity. In this new edition, award-winning author Meredith Gould delivers a lively overview of Western and Eastern spiritual wisdom. She shares dozens of practical tips for serving others, including ones about managing challenging situations. Self-directed exercises in each chapter make Deliberate Acts of Kindness a valuable resource for groups as well as individuals.
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Clear Faith Publishing
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|3-5 copies||$16.20 each|
|6+ copies||$15.30 each|
For those who truly understand the spiritual journey, these things are far more than an afterthought or an investment in a better destiny, they’re both path and a manifestation of spiritual maturity. In Deliberate Acts of Kindness, Meredith Gould invites us to explore the deep roots of service in the world's spiritual traditions, to figure out where and how we can help to mend the brokenness of the world in our unique way, and how to manage challenges along the way. Read this book, find your place, and roll up your sleeves. The world is waiting.
Meredith Gould knows what she is talking about. A lifetime of spiritual work transforms these pages into infusions of grace for all whose lifework is service. She illumines service as a spiritual practice, helps readers to discern their specific calling, turn random acts of kindness into intentional acts of compassion, and understand the shadow side of service. Deliberate Acts of Kindnessis a perfect gift for pastors, spiritual directors, youth ministers, guidance counselors, and anyone whose life is directed to serving God in others.
Mercy, faith, grace, karma. Call it what you like, engagement in a spiritual practice necessarily leads to embracing and serving people—like us, not like us, and way too much like us—with love and patience. This new edition of Deliberate Acts of Kindness is a guide that folks of any faith tradition will find inspirational… and challenging.