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Are we talking social activism here? Well, yes. But before you cringe from images of shrill, humorless, burned out activists, keep in mind that Loeb is talking about a new kind of activism--an exciting, spiritual model for creating social change. We don't have to be pious or martyred saints (as he explains throughout one chapter), starving ourselves in the name of a cause or staging protests in freezing rain. We can be "good enough" activists, assuming the task of helping 10 people in need rather than taking on the globe. We can remember the power of storytelling when convincing an audience, rather than angrily spewing scary facts. We can replenish ourselves so that we do not burn out. We can emphasize themes such as community and forgiveness rather than separatism and blame.
This is a deeply spiritual book, but make no mistake: Loeb's writing, research, and integrity are as solid as they come. Soul of a Citizen may well become The Handbook for activism at the turn of the century. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book needs to be required reading in high school! It really is full of wisdom and thought provoking statements that really hit home. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Maniscalco
The only reason I purchased this book was because I needed it for my composition class. It's an extremely boring read and not something that I would have bought unless I needed to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A1218
I purchased this book as it was required for a civic engagement course I've taken. I see from many other reviewers that they were in the same boat as me in having to purchase it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Keezer
This book has some powerful information. It lines up perfect with my sociology class. Easy reading and very enjoyable to read.Published 7 months ago by Michelle Frierson
I had to have this book as required reading for social responsibility class. I could not even read it. I skimmed through pages, only briefly reading what I had too. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tina daniels