|Title:||The Creativity of Listening: Being There, Reaching Out by Bill Kirkpatrick|
|Publisher:||Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||164|
As a society we are not very good at listening - and yet we all need to be heard. This fact has been at the heart of Bill Kirkpatrick's ministry for over fifty years in his work as a nurse and a priest. His belief that meaningful dialogue is nurtured through the sacred art of listening is the central message of The Creativity of Listening. Being heard empowers us towards a greater sense of worth, and it affirms our innate dignity. If we recognise this, and take the time to listen, hear and respond to the other, we embark on a co-creative journey that may begin to counter the `non-listening' that has become so prevalent in our society. Bill Kirkpatrick writes for those whose primary work is to be involved on a professional or a volunteer level as listeners, but also for all those seeking to listen more closely to themselves, each other and God.
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