On the Brink of Everything

Grace, Gravity, & Getting Old

Aging as a passage of discovery and engagement

By Parker J. Palmer Read by Steve Carlson Inspirational / Nonfiction / Self-Help English, Unabridged 5h 28m Sell Sheet
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5 Audio CDs Tue Jun 26 00:00:00 UTC 2018 39.99 29.99 9781974905355 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs Tue Jun 26 00:00:00 UTC 2018 19.99 19.99 9781974905362 Add to Cart
Description
							From bestselling author Parker J. Palmer comes a brave and beautiful book for all who want to age reflectively, seeking new insights and life-giving ways to engage in the world. “Age itself,” he says, “is no excuse to wade in the shallows. It’s a reason to dive deep and take creative risks.”

Looking back on eight decades of life—and on his work as a writer, teacher, and activist—Palmer explores what he’s learning about self and world, inviting listeners to explore their own experience. In prose and poetry—and three downloadable songs written for the book by the gifted Carrie Newcomer—he meditates on the meanings of life, past, present, and future. “The laws of nature that dictate sundown dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc toward the sunset of our lives is ours to choose: will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?” 
With compassion and chutzpah, gravitas and levity, Palmer writes about cultivating a vital inner and outer life, finding meaning in suffering and joy, and forming friendships across the generations that bring new life to young and old alike.