All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Twelve steps to a compassionate life

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world-author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha-now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with "Learn About Compassion" and close with "Love Your Enemies." In between, she takes up "compassion for yourself," mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and "concern for everybody." She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to "hear one another's narratives." Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4c54e5e5-8a22-abb7-8a12-fa499670b078
Full title twelve steps to a compassionate life
Author armstrong karen
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:53:33PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 23:26:02PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Karen Armstrong
author_display Armstrong, Karen
available_at_catalog Bordeaux, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Audiobook, Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bordeaux - Adult Non-Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction, Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction, Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction
display_description Taking as her starting point the teachings of the great world religions, Karen Armstrong demonstrates in twelve practical steps how we can bring compassion to the forefront of our lives. Armstrong argues that compassion is inseparable from humanity, and by transcending the limitations of selfishness on a daily basis we will not only make a difference in the world but also lead happier, more fulfilled, lives.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 4c54e5e5-8a22-abb7-8a12-fa499670b078
isbn 9780307595591, 9780307595638, 9780307881748, 9780307881779
item_details ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008842|Bordeaux - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008859|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008867|Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008875|Southeast - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008891|Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||IN||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008917|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000362295|35192041010947|Goodlettsville - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO 177.7 A736t|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, overdrive:02fb7eab-d1df-49f0-9bf1-adcb2a3c6294|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:996741a4-9eb4-4651-8b17-30c146c076e6|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book
last_indexed 2018-05-22T04:26:02.112Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 177.7 A736t, CD AUDIO 177.7 A736t
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bordeaux, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Inglewood, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780307595591
publishDate 2010, 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000362020|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2011, c2010.|222 p. ; 20 cm., ils:CARL0000362295|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Random House Audio,|[2010]|5 sound discs (ca. 330 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:02fb7eab-d1df-49f0-9bf1-adcb2a3c6294|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2010|, overdrive:996741a4-9eb4-4651-8b17-30c146c076e6|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008842|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008859|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008867|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008875|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008891|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362020|35192041008917|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000362295|35192041010947|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:02fb7eab-d1df-49f0-9bf1-adcb2a3c6294|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:996741a4-9eb4-4651-8b17-30c146c076e6|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Compassion, Conduct of life, Twelve-step programs
title_display Twelve steps to a compassionate life
title_full Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Twelve steps to a compassionate life / Karen Armstrong, Twelve steps to a compassionate life [sound recording] / Karen Armstrong
title_short Twelve steps to a compassionate life
topic_facet Audiobooks, Compassion, Conduct of life, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Twelve-step programs