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The Road to Character

By David Brooks
  • ISBN Code: : 0679645039
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Social Science
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” Praise for The Road to Character “A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”—The New York Times Book Review “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”—The Guardian “Original and eye-opening . . . Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”—USA Today

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Now a New York Times Bestseller Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a New York Times bestseller. Since his debut bestseller, The King of Lies, reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart. Each novel has taken Hart higher on the New York Times Bestseller list as his masterful writing and assured evocation of place have won readers around the world and earned history's only consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel with Down River and The Last Child. Now, Hart delivers his most powerful story yet. Imagine: A boy with a gun waits for the man who killed his mother. A troubled detective confronts her past in the aftermath of a brutal shooting. After thirteen years in prison, a good cop walks free as deep in the forest, on the altar of an abandoned church, a body cools in pale linen... This is a town on the brink. This is Redemption Road. Brimming with tension, secrets, and betrayal, Redemption Road proves again that John Hart is a master of the literary thriller. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available in February 2018.

The Long Loneliness

By Dorothy Day
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062796674
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The compelling autobiography of a remarkable Catholic woman, sainted by many, who championed the rights of the poor in America’s inner cities. When Dorothy Day died in 1980, the New York Times eulogized her as “a nonviolent social radical of luminous personality . . . founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and leader for more than fifty years in numerous battles of social justice.” Here, in her own words, this remarkable woman tells of her early life as a young journalist in the crucible of Greenwich Village political and literary thought in the 1920s, and of her momentous conversion to Catholicism that meant the end of a Bohemian lifestyle and common-law marriage. The Long Loneliness chronilces Dorothy Day’s lifelong association with Peter Maurin and the genesis of the Catholic Worker Movement. Unstinting in her commitment to peace, nonviolence, racial justice, and the cuase of the poor and the outcast, she became an inspiration to such activists as Thomas Merton, Michael Harrinton, Daniel Berrigan, Ceasr Chavez, and countless others. This edition of The Long Loneliness begins with an eloquent introduction by Robert Coles, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime friend, admirer, and biographer of Dorothy Day.

SUMMARY - The Road To Character By David Brooks

By Shortcut Edition
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  • Publisher : Shortcut Edition
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Business & Economics
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. As you read this summary, you will discover how to mature and live a more authentic and satisfying life. You will also discover : why it is so difficult to make the right decisions; your moral strength in a superficial society; how to overcome life's trials effectively; your path; techniques to develop the qualities most useful for happiness. Man tends towards two things: comfort and ease. A well-filled CV, an interesting career, money, popularity, vacations, these are his goals. But what's the point? The great men and women of this world have never had an easy life, quite the contrary, and this is what has led them to success. They are not afraid of trials, oppositions, conflicts: they even tend to provoke them. Unlike the rest of modern society, which is chasing after happiness but does not find it, they have found a way to live better. They are aware that there are paths to a more satisfying life: all they have to do is to take them again! *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The Road to Character by David Brooks….Summarized

By J.J. Holt
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This is a Summary of The Road to Character by David Brooks….Summarized by J.J. Holt

Summary, Analysis & Review of David Brooks's The Road to Character by Instaread

By Eureka
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  • Category : Self-Help
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Summary, Analysis & Review of David Brooks's The Road to Character by Instaread Preview: David Brooks’ The Road to Character examines how cultural and personal morals have altered over the last century, creating a world where virtues that were once considered poor character are now revered. However, despite this change in values, it is still possible to build a character that can rise above a focus on material possessions or personal successes… This companion to The Road to Character includes: · Overview of the book · Important Characters · Key Takeaways and Analysis of Key Takeaways · and much more!

The Road to Character: by David Brooks | Summary & Analysis

By Elite Summaries
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  • Category : Philosophy
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Detailed summary & analysis of The Road to Character.

The Road to Joy

By Kevin P. McClone
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725263580
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Religion
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In The Road to Joy, Kevin McClone invites us to join him in a personal and professional journey exploring eight core psychospiritual pathways that lay the foundation for more joyful living. Inspired by the death of his beloved wife, Grace Chen-McClone, this book seeks to integrate core pathways of psychospiritual transformation. Each chapter explores one pathway in depth, utilizing psychological and spiritual sources, and ends with concrete practical action plans. McClone draws heavily from psychology research and spirituality embedded in various spiritual and mystical traditions including the wisdom rooted in the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Conversation

By David Brooks
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  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Book Code : 0702248843
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction
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A woman and an older man meet by accident at a restaurant and find themselves dining together, during the course of which intimate stories, confessions, and questions arise.

Resumo Estendido: O Caminho Para O Caráter (The Road To Character) - Baseado No Livro De David Brooks

By Mentors Library
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  • Publisher : Mentors Library
  • Book Code : 3969877172
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Self-Help
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RESUMO ESTENDIDO: O CAMINHO PARA O CARÁTER (THE ROAD TO CHARACTER) - BASEADO NO LIVRO DE DAVID BROOKS-CONTEUDOPor Que O Fato De O Sucesso Ser Mais Importante Do Que A Virtude É Um Erro Do Mundo Moderno?O Que É Ecologia Moral?Como A Noção De "Caráter" Mudou Na Sociedade De Hoje, E Por Que Não Podemos Mais Distinguir O Certo Do Errado?Como Podemos Recuperar Nosso Senso De Caráter?Como Exercer A Vocação Correta Por Meio Da Autodisciplina E Da Moderação?Por Que Temos Que Nos Libertar Do Orgulho E, Em Contraste, Encontrar O Amor?Por Que O Autocontrole É Uma Ilusão E Como Podemos Evitá-Lo?-SOBRE O LIVRO ORIGINALTudo o que fazemos ou dizemos (até mesmo nossa comida) gira em torno de nosso egocentrismo, algo que pode parecer muito natural. As redes sociais refletem o nosso estado atual como sociedade, que tem a ver com o culto de si mesmo através das notícias do Facebook e do Twitter: Selfies por toda parte, reclamações sobre temas ridículos ou menores, etc. Como se fôssemos o centro do universo e cada palavra ou imagem nossa valesse ouro. Esta leitura tem o objetivo de nos ajudar a recuperar virtudes como compaixão, coragem, integridade e dedicação, descrevendo como a ênfase no sucesso, riqueza e status ofusca os valores pessoais e as lutas internas.-SOBRE MENTORS LIBRARYOS LIVROS SÃO MENTORES. Eles podem orientar o que fazemos em nossas vidas e como fazemos. Muitos de nós amamos os livros e vários deles até permanecem na nossa memória algumas semanas depois de lidos, mas depois de 2 anos não podemos mais nos lembrar se o lemos de fato ou não. E isso não é bom. Lembramos que, na época, tal livro significava muito para nós. Por que é que esquecemos tudo depois? Este resumo expressa as ideias mais importantes do livro original. Muitas pessoas não gostam de ler, só querem saber o que o livro diz que elas devem fazer. Se você confia no autor, não precisa dos argumentos. A maioria dos livros são argumentos para as ideias do leitor, mas muitas vezes não precisamos de argumentos se confiamos na fonte. Podemos entender a ideia imediatamente. Toda esta informação está no livro original. Este resumo faz o esforço de reduzir redundâncias e transformá-las em instruções diretas para as pessoas que não pretendem ler o livro em sua totalidade. Esta é a missão do MENTORS LIBRARY.

Journal of Character Education

By Jacques S. Benninga,Marvin W. Berkowitz
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  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1641135115
  • Total of Pages : 79
  • Category : Education
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The Journal of Character Education is the only professional journal in education devoted to character education. It is designed to cover the field—from the latest research to applied best practices. We include original research reports, editorials and conceptual articles by the best minds in our field, reviews of the latest books, and other relevant strategies and manuscripts by educators that describe best practices in teaching and learning related to character education. The Journal of Character Education has for over a decade been the sole scholarly journal focused on research, theory, measurement, and practice of character education. This issue includes a "Voices" section highlighting the 2017 "Sandy Award" recipient, along with four peer-reviewed articles, and a book review.

The Rise of Character Education in Britain

By Lee Jerome,Ben Kisby
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030277615
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Education
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What is character education? Why has it risen up the political agenda in the UK in recent years? And what does it mean in pedagogical practice? This book addresses these questions, challenging the individualistic and moralistic ideas underlying the clamour amongst politicians, educators and authors to promote ‘grit’, ‘resilience’ and ‘character’ in schools. Closely examining a range of teaching resources, the book shows that the development of character is wrongly presented as the solution to a wide variety of social problems, with individual citizens expected to accommodate themselves to the realities of the contemporary economic context, rather than enhancing their capacities to engage in civic and political activities to bring about changes they wish to see. The book argues that there is a tried and tested alternative to character education, which is far more likely to strengthen British democracy, namely, citizenship education.

The Formation of Character in Education

By James Arthur
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429553064
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Education
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The Formation of Character: From Aristotle to the 21st Century offers an introduction to the foundations, practices, policies and issues of character formation historically. Following a chronological order, it charts the idea of character formation in the Western tradition by critically examining its precursors, origins, development, meanings and uses. The book is based on the premise that current conditions and debates around character formation cannot be fully understood without knowledge of the historical background. It introduces many of the debates character formation has generated in order to offer different perspectives and possibilities and uses Aristotle as a lens to gain a better understanding of some of these positions, particularly the theoretical goals of character formation. Chapters explore character education from the classical period through the medieval, early modern, enlightenment and Victorian eras to 20th century influences, ending with a discussion of contemporary policies and themes relating to character education. This book will appeal to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of character and virtue education as well as the history of education.

Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom

By Tom Harrison,Ian Morris,John Ryan
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  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Book Code : 1473968003
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Education
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"Teaching Character in the Primary Classroom provides an excellent and very accessible overview of the emerging field of character education. It covers, in detail, the theory of character education as well as advice and guidance about how this should be applied in practice in primary schools." Professor James Arthur, University of Birmingham Character matters. As more and more schools are choosing to teach Character Education, trainee and beginning teachers need to know more. What is Character Education? Can it really be 'taught'? How does children's learning benefit from discussions around character in the classroom? How do I teach it? What does good teaching of Character Education look like in the classroom? Teaching Character Education in Primary schools tackles these questions, and many more. This is a practical guide to why and how we can teach character in primary schools. It begins by exploring why character matters and considers what 'character' is and (importantly) what it is not. It goes on to discuss the place for teaching character in primary education and includes practical guidance on how it can be taught. The text also looks at character beyond the classroom, how parents and the wider community can be included in the teaching of character and how outdoor learning and education can contribute. This book is written for all those who are new to teaching character.

Developing Clinicians of Character

By Terri S. Watson
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830885285
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
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Terri S. Watson equips you to excel in "the helping profession within a helping profession" as you provide clinical supervision for other mental health workers. Grounding our thinking in the historic and contemporary wisdom of virtue ethics, this resource aims to identify and strengthen supervision's important role for character formation in the classroom, in continuing education for practitioners, and in clinical settings.

Full of Character

By Frances Ward
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1784506605
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
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Engaging with current philosophers and thinkers, this book looks at what are the roots to our human condition. It looks the wisdom that traditional Christianity can bring to a Western culture preoccupied with post-truth, individualism and utilitarian methods of thinking. The desire for a fulfilling life is a common motivation to people, regardless of religious faith or non-faith. To be full of character - joyful, thoughtful, resourceful and truthful - we need habits of the heart. This book will explore the ways in which we can imagine our humanity differently, and find happiness as a direct result of becoming full of character.