Parker J. Palmer is a highly respected writer, lecturer, teacher, and activist. His work speaks deeply to people from many walks of life, including public schools, college and universities, religious institutions, corporations, foundations, and grass-roots organizations. The Leadership Project, a 1998 survey of 10,000 American educators, named him one of the thirty most influential senior leaders in higher education and one of ten key "agenda-setters" of the past decade. Author of six previous books including the bestsellers Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach his writing has been recognized with eight honorary doctorates and several national awards. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Parker J. Palmer's latest book is a gift...a guide for living...compassionate, deeply insightful...heart opening and transforming." (BookSense, September 2004) "A Hidden Wholeness is a rich and accessible resource for all who want to nurture their souls in community." (Spirituality & Health, October 2004) "This book is a lovely, spiritually nourishing and ultimately hopeful exploration...it's worth a careful look." (Friends General Conference) "Parker Palmer's soul-tempering work explores, in intimate, illuminating ways, the promise of the voice of vocation that speaks to every one of us..." (Common Reader) "...explores the meaning of community, teaching and learning for transformation, and the importance of nonviolent social change." (One of The Best Spiritual Books of 2004, Spirituality & Health)