The Power of Serving Others

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The Power of Serving Others

You Can Start Where You Are

By Gary Morsch; Dean Nelson

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Hardcover, 9781576753668, 130pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2006

No one wants to end life's journey wondering: Did my life count for something? Did I have a reason for being here? The stories in this book show that for people of all ages, income levels, and expertise, the answer can be a resounding ""Yes "" From extraordinary examples -- relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina or work in refugee camps in Afghanistan -- to localized, everyday actions, the authors demonstrate that living a life of service to others, and seeing how lives are changed as a result, establishes the meaning and significance all humans long for. Moreover, the book provides strategies for creating a purposeful life through daily service. The authors prove that the ability to find fulfillment is within reach, and that the discovery is waiting to be made in homes, workplaces, communities, neighborhoods, and schools all across America.

About the Author
Gary Morsch is a physician, speaker, and founder of the Center for Lay Ministry and Heart to Heart International. Eddy Hall is a senior consultant with Living Stones Associates, a church consulting team. Previously he was a freelance writer and editor and coauthored When Not to Build with Ray Bowman. Morsch and Hall are the coauthors of Lay Ministry Revolution.

Dean Nelson (PhD, Ohio University) is founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, where he serves as professor of journalism. He has written extensively for dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the "New York Times", "Boston Globe", and "Christianity Today", and is the author or coauthor of several books.