In this practical helper's companion, the authors explore a path through these confusions, and provide support and inspiration fo us in our efforts as members of the helping professions, as volunteers, as community activists, or simply as friends and family trying to meet each other's needs. Here too are deeply moving personal accounts: A housewife brings zoo animals to lift the spirits of nursing home residents; a nun tends the wounded on the first night of the Nicaraguan revolution; a police officer talks a desperate father out of leaping from a roof with his child; a nurse allows an infant to spend its last moments of life in her arms rather than on a hospital machine. From many such stories and the authors' reflections, we can find strength, clarity, and wisdom for those times when we are called on to care for one another. How Can I Help? reminds us just how much we have to give and how doing so can lead to some of the most joyous moments of our lives.
Fantastic guide on the road to understanding different kinds and stages of service and human connectedness.Published 1 month ago by Catherine S. Kemelmacher
Using personal stories as examples, the authors present a challenge to anyone who finds themselves in a role or position of "helping". Read morePublished 2 months ago by lglover
I love the message of this book. Some of the stories were a little out there and seemed to jump around instead of flowing, but if you're reading for a good message, then this is a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lauren Ross
Examines every aspect of service or helping others. Deals with internal barriers and conflicts so that one can find a clear pathway to give whatever is needed.Published 5 months ago by Joyce Wilson
I was told there was a book about enabling - or how not to enable (as mother's we sometimes tend to create co-dependent kids)... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Teri Sue Warren
my prof, use's this book for over 20 years i think he said.
lots of great material over the new books today.
Loved the directness, review of many aspects (and pitfalls) of service, and the wonderful stories. Passage of time has not dated these powerful words--essential reading for any... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Linda C. Wilson
This was an important book for me as a student in a helping profession. Dass and Gorman offer valuable insight into identity, helping relationships, burnout, etc, and I will... Read morePublished 12 months ago by hucklesberries
This started out as just another book I needed for a class and has turned into one of the best learning experiences I've ever had. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer