The Call of Service

The Call of Service In this book Coles explores the concept of idealism and why it necessary to the individual and society

In this book, Coles explores the concept of idealism and why it necessary to the individual and society.

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The Call of Service

  1. Child psychiatrist, author, Harvard professor.Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, and the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College.

528 Reply to “The Call of Service”

  1. For some time I have been thinking that I wanted to read a book about why people do service and in what forms Here is a book that attempts to address it I have many quotes that stuck out in my mind, although, I admit that many pages in the book either went over my head or just didn t connect with me I DID get a pretty extensive reading list from the book I think Idealism has many sources, and it must have its ups and downs in every life, a function, of a person s commitments, state of mind, and [...]


  2. Robert Coles The Call of Service is not only a book that should be read by every person involved in some kind of service but by every citizen of the world we live in today In the novel, Robert Coles explores the world of those who give their lives or just parts of their lives to service Inspired by his own parents, Coles seeks to uncover the motivations of those that live for others Through numerous interviews over many years as well as the relaying of his own experiences, Coles highlights some [...]


  3. This book came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint In fact, it inspired the creation of an internship course for our community engagement project and provided a useful framework for the course exploring the different types of service, different motivations, challenges and consequences of service, as well as looking at idealism across generations It is a call to service as a way of life, beyond volunteerism or coursework, cultivating within us a call to give and find of ourselves in o [...]


  4. While this book talks primarily about volunteering, it s also really relevant for people in service vocations Particularly when working with people generally considered disadvantaged I think it s a very good guide for helping you examine your motives and attitudes about yourself as well as those you help I was very sorry it happened to be a library book I was reading, had it been a book I bought, it would have been a good workout for my highliters.


  5. So beautiful, practical, and inspiring There s nothing like hearing real stories from real people about real lives And then Coles is there to guide you through it all, to help you wrap your mind around these ideas, which difficult because are really such big ideas and such small ideas at the same time.


  6. I found this book to be very insightful Coles interviews a broad swath of volunteers and others who serve and comes away with great social and psychological analysis For all who do service, have done service, or work with others to encourage service.




  7. If you work in social services, you should read this book I headed off a lot of turmoil by reading this book right at the beginning of my career change.




  8. A look at the different reasons people feel they are called into a life of service The benefits received and given by serving An inspiring book for me



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