Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 Stories of Creative & Compassionate Ways Out of Conflict (英語) ペーパーバック – 2011/10/17
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Inspiration: Fascinating stories of how real people dealt with conflict situations by responding in unusual and creative ways that most of us would never think of. Some intensely moving, some funny, some startling or surprising -- these stories will bring tears to your eyes and open your heart with a deep appreciation for what is possible.
These pages cover the full spectrum of life -- from the kinds of conflicts that all of us face, to the intensity of war and threats of extreme violence. The solutions each person finds here are unique -- no two are exactly the same. You'll stay on the edge of your seat through the last page. Why say more when you can read the first three stories in six minutes? These stories speak for themselves.
"What a wonderful book truly exceptional. The stories are so varied, profound, fun & surprising. The result is a sense of possibility awakened. If these "ordinary people" can turn a tense or scary situation into harmony and peace, couldn't the rest of us do that too? Sweet Fruit subtly instructs us in the fine arts of possibility & peacemaking, as -- Dr. Pamela Gerloff, Founder of The Global Possibility Project, co-author of Dignity for All: How "Personal email from Pamela Gerloff"
"As a sage once said, 'God invented men and women, because God loves stories.' These stories compiled by Mark Andreas, tasted one by one, each morning or evening, can transmit real-world reminders about how changing our behavior can change the behavior of others and that the right words, used skillfully and with heart, can turn a life around." -- Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Journeys of Socrates "personal email from Dan Millman"
"There's an old saying that some conflicts are so difficult that only a story can heal them. Mark Andreas has done us a great service with this collection of extraordinary stories that have this inspirational quality." -- William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, author of The Power of a Positive No "Personal email from William Ury"
"In the immortal words of songwriter Nick Lowe: What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? This book is a charming and moving book about peace, love, creativity and understanding. I predict that you will be inspired by the stories in this book. One of them may even save your life someday." -- Bill O'Hanlon, featured Oprah guest and author of Do One Thing Different "Personal email from Bill O'Hanlon"
"The stories in this book can teach you more than any academic course or workshop. They are not 'case studies;' they are life itself." -- Mark Gerzon, President of Mediators Foundation, author of Leading Through Conflict (Harvard Busi "Personal email from Mark Gerzon"
Author Mark Andreas has had access to some of the smartest, most loving, most creative people in the world. This book combines that life history with his curiosity about human nature, his artful pen, and his long-standing practice of improv.
If you're a leader or teacher, you'll likely find yourself sharing these fresh stories with those around you. If you're a life-long learner, you'll likely find yourself responding to conflict in new ways, all while learning via the most entertaining method, the well-crafted story.
Thank you Mark for the time it must have taken you to put this book together. How deeply all these stories must have touched you, well, the idea did come to you and you brought it off to the delight of heaven!
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