The Creativity of Listening
Being There, Reaching Out
Paperback |164 pp |216 x 135 mm
As a society we are not very good at listening and yet we all need to be heard. This fact has been at the heart of Bill Kirkpatricks ministry for over fifty years in his work as a nurse and a priest. His belief that meaningful dialogue is nurtured through the sacred art of listening is the central message of The Creativity of Listening. Being heard empowers us towards a greater sense of worth, and it affirms our innate dignity. If we recognise this, and take the time to listen, hear and respond to the other, we embark on a co-creative journey that may begin to counter the non-listening that has become so prevalent in our society. Bill Kirkpatrick writes for those whose primary work is to be involved on a professional or a volunteer level as listeners, but also for all those seeking to listen more closely to themselves, each other and God.