Helping others can give our lives a sense of meaning and purpose that nothing else can. And yet many of us think that serving others just isn't an option. We think we don't have the time. We don't have the skills. We don't have the resources. We don't know where to start. The problems of the world are just too big for us to possibly make a difference. In The Power of Serving Others, Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson show that everybody has something to contribute and that our ability to transform our lives by transforming the lives of others is within our reach. Offering step-by-step advice, they address the common mental blocks that keep many of us from discovering the joy and power of serving others, and they will teach you how to establish meaning through daily service. Drawing on their own experiences in places like Calcutta, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Tanzania, and right here in the United States, and featuring moving personal stories from people ranging from a former Black Panther Party member to Mother Teresa, Morsch and Nelson show how people from all walks of life have found a deep sense of fulfillment through simple gestures of service. Many of the problems the people in this book are helping with--reconstruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami, combating AIDS in Africa, healing the wounds of the Balkan civil war--seem utterly daunting. What can you possibly do in the face of such need? The Power of Serving Others shows that no matter who you are--regardless of your age, expertise, or position--you can enrich your own life and the lives of others through service.

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