A Life at Work
The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do
By (author) Thomas Moore
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Life at Work by Thomas Moore
Book DescriptionA job is never just a job. It is always connected to a deep and invisible process of finding meaning in life through work. In Thomas Moore s groundbreaking book "Care of the Soul," he wrote of the great malady of the twentieth century the loss of soul. That bestselling work taught readers ways to cultivate depth, genuineness, and soulfulness in their everyday lives, and became a beloved classic. Now, in "A Life s Work," Moore turns to an aspect of our lives that looms large in our self-regard, an aspect by which we may even define ourselves our work. The workplace, Moore knows, is a laboratory where matters of soul are worked out. "A Life s Work" is about finding the right job, yes, and it is also about uncovering and becoming the person you were meant to be. Moore reveals the quest to find a life s work in all its depth and mystery. All jobs, large and small, long-term and temporary, he writes, contribute to your life s work. A particular job may be important because of the emotional rewards it offers or for the money. But beneath the surface, your labors are shaping your destiny for better or worse. If you ignore the deeper issues, you may not know the nature of your calling, and if you don t do work that connects with your deep soul, you may always be dissatisfied, not only in your choice of work but in all other areas of life. Moore explores the often difficult process the obstacles, blocks, and hardships of our own making that we go through on our way to discovering our purpose, and reveals the joy that is our reward. He teaches us patience, models the necessary powers of reflection, and gives us the courage to keep going. "A Life s Work" is a beautiful rumination, realistic and poignant, and a comforting and exhilarating guide to one of life s biggest dilemmas and one of its greatest opportunities."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780767922531
(204mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Moore
Book of Matthew, Hardback (December 2016)
This new translation with commentary strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a radically new way of imagining human life. It blends scholarship and pastoral guidance in an accurate, accessible translation with profound insights that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational.
No Greater Love, Hardback (August 2016)View all books by Thomas Moore
"Originally published as The Mother Teresa reader: a life for God, compiled by LaVonne Neff"--Page viii.
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Author Biography - Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore is the author of "Care of the Soul, " which spent forty-six weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, and fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating the soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, psychotherapy, and ecology. He also writes fiction and music and often works with his wife, artist and yoga instructor Joan Hanley. He writes regular columns for "Resurgence," "Spirituality & Health," and Beliefnet.com. He has two children and lives in New England.
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