Let Your Life Speak

  • by Parker J. Palmer
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finding one's calling is not just about finding something we can do - it is about finding what we can't not do. "Let your life speak" is a time-honored Quaker admonition to live one's life as witness to the deepest truths one knows. But as Parker Palmer explains, those words can also mean "listen to your life, and let it tell you what your truth is." Vocation, he writes, comes not from external demands but from listening to the true self, a listening that will always call us into some form of service to others. Though the details of our journey are singular, we draw from it that which is universal. This book is a moving and illuminating guide for anyone who seeks not just a job but a calling and companionship along the way.

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What the Critics Say

"A quiet but memorable addition to the inspirational field, this book has the quality of a finely worked homily. The writing displays a gentle wisdom and economy of style that leaves the reader curious for more insight into the author's Quaker philosophy." - (Publishers Weekly)

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Deep Wisdom in these pages

I've now listened three times. I've learned a remarkable lot about myself in relation to my job and who I am. This is a great book filled with deep insights. If you are dissatisfied about your job and perhaps complaining about the shortcomings of your employer, this book may open up a whole new dimension to what is going on in you. It is one of the most profound spiritual teachings that I have ever had the good fortune to experience. I'm journaling about what I've learned about myself. Palmer guides us to be honest about ourselves in order that we may begin to find freedom from our boogie-men. The narator is great too.
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- Julia Davis Coffey "jdcoffey"

A great read/listen!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, this is a solid book for examining the way we live and make life's decisions.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Let Your Life Speak?

His chapter and perspectives on depression were unique and very insightful.


What does Stefan Rudnicki bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This guy's amazing. He makes you visualize punctuation!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I'm not an extreme person. :/


Any additional comments?

This book makes you think about your life and it's direction in a wonderful way.

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.