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Readings on Society & Community

A World Waiting to Be Born: Civility Rediscovered, M. Scott Peck
Just as The Road Less Traveled provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. –From Random House

Change the World: How Ordinary People Can Achieve Extraordinary Results, Robert E. Quinn
In Change the World, Robert E. Quinn gives readers the courage to use personal transformation to positively impact their home life, work life, and communities -- to be what he refers to as "inner-directed and outer-focused." –From Amazon

Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another, Philip Ball
In Critical Mass, Philip Ball uses the tools and concepts of physics to try to understand many aspects of mass human behavior. –From

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. –From Borders

Soul of the Firm, C. William Pollard
In Soul of the Firm, chairman of the Board Bill Pollard explains the reason behind the enormous growth and success of ServiceMaster: its commitment to the development of its people.      –From Barnes & Noble

The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It, Os Guinness
A proposal for restoring civility around the world, The Case for Civility contains a passionate plea from influential Christian and speaker Os Guinness to put an end to the polarization of American politics and culture that threatens to reverse the very principles that have long preserved liberty, diversity, and unity in this county. —From Amazon

The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace, M. Scott Peck
In The Different Drum, the next step, the next challenge, the next journey is presented: to achieve, through the creative experience of community, a new "connectedness" and wholeness. —From Barnes & Noble

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, Revised Edition, Fareed Zakaria
With an easy command of history, philosophy, and current affairs, The Future of Freedom calls for a restoration of the balance between liberty and democracy and shows how politics and government can be made effective and relevant for our time. —From Borders

The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth, M. Scott Peck
Beginning simply with “Life is difficult,” Morgan Scott Peck goes on to share that life is about change, and personal growth is a process or a journey for which each person bears responsibility. –From Alibris

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, Greg Mortenson
The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia. –From Barnes & Noble

Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil, Os Guinness
Addressing individuals as well as a traumatized culture, Unspeakable is an invitation to explore the challenge of contemporary evil, a call to confront our culture of fear, and a journey to find words to come to terms with the unspeakable so that it will no longer leave us mute.         —From Barnes & Noble

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