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Big Questions Worthy Dreams

Author : Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN : 9780470903797
Genre : Education
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Praise for Big Questions,Worthy Dreams "The things at stake in this tenth anniversary edition are evenmore profound and urgent than they were the first time around. Thisis not a little story about young people. It is a big story abouthumanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. . . .the key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big—for all ofus."—Richard A. Settersten Jr., coauthor, Not Quite Adults:Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and WhyIt's Good for Everyone "Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is .. . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled yearsbetween 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choicesto make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake.Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs andours."—Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, WellesleyCollege; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties shouldbe without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company welearn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and ourown." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, HarvardGraduate School of Education "Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar,clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capablegeneralist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and]reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge thequestions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and dutiesof our generation."—Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of theuniversity, Brown University " . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors,administrators, employers, and all others who care about emergingadults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road fromthe Late Teens Through the Twenties

Big Questions Worthy Dreams

Author : Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN : 9781118113868
Genre : Education
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Praise for Big Questions,Worthy Dreams "The things at stake in this tenth anniversary edition are evenmore profound and urgent than they were the first time around. Thisis not a little story about young people. It is a big story abouthumanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. . . .the key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big—for all ofus."—Richard A. Settersten Jr., coauthor, Not Quite Adults:Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and WhyIt's Good for Everyone "Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is .. . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled yearsbetween 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choicesto make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake.Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs andours."—Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, WellesleyCollege; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties shouldbe without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company welearn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and ourown." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, HarvardGraduate School of Education "Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar,clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capablegeneralist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and]reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge thequestions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and dutiesof our generation."—Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of theuniversity, Brown University " . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors,administrators, employers, and all others who care about emergingadults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett,Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road fromthe Late Teens Through the Twenties

Big Questions Worthy Dreams

Author : Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN : 9781506454887
Genre : Religion
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Mentoring Emerging Adults Sharon Daloz Parks has written Big Questions, Worthy Dreams to inform and inspire renewed commitment by educators, church leaders, and others to consider the institutional and cultural patterns that affect emerging adults. It serves to bridge the divide between generations and to encourage more adequate recognition of what is at stake in the response of all who interact with emerging young adult lives. Our economic and political life has become more brittle, volatile, and global, which both enlarges and constrains young adult aspirations. Today's emerging adults are both more connected and more distracted. And religion and faith have become both problematized and polarized. Parks defines faith as meaning-making in its most comprehensive dimensions, whether expressed in secular or religious terms. Over time, our meaning-making orients our sense of purpose, moral stance, and competence. The book describes the potential vulnerability of emerging adults and shows how mentors and mentoring environments can provide access to big-enough questions and inspire dreams worthy of engaging with our challenging and complex world. Parks addresses important issues of the day, including violence in our culture, social media and networking, economic challenges, changing racial identity, cultural shifts, and other forces shaping the narrative of emerging adulthood today.

Spiritual Formation In Emerging Adulthood

Author : David P. Setran
ISBN : 9781441242884
Genre : Religion
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The shift from adolescence to adulthood, a recently identified stage of life called "emerging adulthood," covers an increasing span of years in today's culture (roughly ages 18-30) due to later marriages and extended education. During this prolonged stage of exploration and self-definition, many young adults drift away from the church. Here two authors--both veteran teachers who are experienced in young adult and campus ministry--address this new and urgent field of study, offering a Christian perspective on what it means to be spiritually formed into adulthood. They provide a "practical theology" for emerging adult ministry and offer insight into the key developmental issues of this stage of life, including identity, intimacy and sexuality, morality, church involvement, spiritual formation, vocation, and mentoring. The book bridges the gap between academic and popular literature on emerging adulthood and offers concrete ways to facilitate spiritual formation among emerging adults.

Cultivating The Spirit

Author : Alexander W. Astin
ISBN : 9780470875711
Genre : Education
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Praise for Cultivating the Spirit "A groundbreaking study of the spiritual growth of college students.... The spiritual dimension of higher education has been explored from a variety of angles for the past twenty years, but not until now have we had a competent and comprehensive body of data organized around well-defined dimensions of this complex phenomenon. This is an essential book for anyone in academia who cares about the education of the whole person." —Parker J. Palmer, author, The Heart of Higher Education, A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach "An extremely important book for layperson and professional alike. A stunning wake-up call for higher education—highly recommended!" —Ken Wilber, author, The Integral Vision "Cultivating the Spirit makes a unique and important contribution to one of the least examined yet most fundamental questions about undergraduate education: how students acquire the values and convictions that help to give meaning and purpose to their lives.... The authors provide a wealth of valuable findings about this vital process and its effects on student achievement, well-being, and personal growth in college." —Derek Bok, former president, Harvard University, and author, The Politics of Happiness "The fruit of a decade of elegantly designed and compelling research, Cultivating the Spirit provides timely and significant data for reorienting the conversation about the relationships among intellectual inquiry, traditional academic values, and the formation of the inner life. Informative, clearly written, essential, and evocative reading for today's faculty across all institutions—public and private, secular and religious." —Sharon Daloz Parks, author, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams and Leadership Can Be Taught

Human Development And Faith Second Edition

Author : Felicity Kelcourse
ISBN : 9780827214958
Genre : Psychology
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This book, now in its second edition, brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. It addresses two central questions: What are the "good-enough" conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live.The Journal of Pastoral Theology called the first edition of Human Development and Faith "an excellent text for pastoral theology courses, because it fulfills its ambitious goal of bringing a holistic faith perspective to the usual topics of development." This second edition includes a new chapter on infancy, updates reflecting our growing awareness of cultural diversity, and a new preface.

Encouraging Authenticity And Spirituality In Higher Education

Author : Arthur W. Chickering
ISBN : 9781119177968
Genre : Education
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This groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive resource that addresses the growing movement for incorporating spirituality as an important aspect of the meaning and purpose of higher education. Written by Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and Leisa Stamm—experts in the field of educational leadership and policy—Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education shows how to encourage increased authenticity and spiritual growth among students and education professionals by offering alternative ways of knowing, being, and doing. Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education includes a rich array of examples to guide the integration of authenticity and spirituality in curriculum, student affairs, community partnerships, assessment, and policy issues. Many of these illustrative examples represent specific policies and programs that have successfully been put in place at diverse institutions across the country. In addition, the authors cover the theoretical, historical, and social perspectives on religion and higher education and examine the implications for practice. They include the results of recent court cases that deal with church-state issues and offer recommendations that pose no legal barrier to implementation.

Authoring Your Life

Author : Marcia B. Baxter Magolda
ISBN : 9781620367001
Genre : Education
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Who am I? What do I want in relationships? How do I know what to believe? How do I manage the stresses of living? This is a guide to addressing life’s challenges and competing demands. It will help you to reflect on the problems and setbacks you encounter to discover your own voice, uncover your authentic sense of values, build your confidence, and find meaning in your life. This is, however, far more than a self-help book; and it addresses multiple audiences. Because everyone’s circumstances differ, and life unpredictable, this book does not offer simplistic solutions and steps to follow. Instead, Marcia Baxter Magolda immerses you in the stories of thirty-five adults whom she has followed and interviewed for over twenty years. With her guidance, and using the self-authorship framework she has developed, you will recognize in yourself many patterns and parallels from the protagonists’ stories of emotional and intellectual growth. By reflecting on these life stories, you will gain insights about your individual values and identity, and strengthen your sense of self-reliance to handle significant transitions and unexpected circumstances. In addition to helping you identify the phases of your journey to self-authorship, Marcia Baxter Magolda offers reflective exercises and questions to help you uncover your strengths and identify the barriers that may be inhibiting you from building the internal, psychological compass that will serve as the foundation for your journey. Offering advice on how to be “good company” for those who have set out on their journey to self-authorship, the book is also addressed to partners, family members, friends, teachers, mentors, and employers, so they can offer support to those that face these challenges. Finally, for scholars of adult development, this book offers the latest articulation of the developing theory of self-authorship.

Tribal Church

Author : Carol Howard Merritt
ISBN : 9781566996853
Genre : Religion
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Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor in her mid-thirties, suggests a different way for churches to be able to approach young adults on their own terms. Outlining the financial, social, and familial situations that affect many young adults today, she describes how churches can provide a safe, supportive place for young adults to nurture relationships and foster spiritual growth. There are few places left in society that allow for real intergenerational connections to be made, yet these connections are vital for any church that seeks to reflect the fullness of the body of Christ. Carol Howard Merritt, a pastor in her mid-thirties, suggests a different way for churches to be able to approach young adults on their own terms. Outlining the financial, social, and familial situations that affect many young adults today, she describes how churches can provide a safe, supportive place for young adults to nurture relationships and foster spiritual growth. There are few places left in society that allow for real intergenerational connections to be made, yet these connections are vital for any church that seeks to reflect the fullness of the body of Christ. Using the metaphor of a tribe to describe the close bonds that form when people of all ages decide to walk together on their spiritual journeys, Merritt casts a vision of the church that embraces the gifts of all members while reaching out to those who might otherwise feel unwelcome or unneeded. Mainline churches have much to offer young adults, as well as much to learn from them. By breaking down artificial age barriers and building up intentional relationships, congregations can provide a space for all people to connect with God, each other, and the world.

It S All About Jesus

Author : Peter Mark Magolda
ISBN : 9781579223557
Genre : Education
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