2018: Week 6 Speaker Books

Week Six :: July 28 – August 4

The Changing Nature of Work

The state of work in America exists in contradictions. Wealth creation is up, but the per-capita GDP is stagnating. Working-class wages have been flat for decades, but the “gig economy” is booming. This week we study the nature of work in this country, examining the future of automation, the changing role of labor unions, the identity politics of the working classes, and the disappearing line in work-life balance. We look across generations and social classes, seeking to find who we are in a culture that ties identity to the jobs we hold, and reclaiming and honoring the dignity of work.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: A Spirituality of Work

Judaism and Christianity, as well as other faith traditions, espouse various perspectives regarding the nature of work. What are the practices and disciplines within religions which foster an understanding of work as inherently spiritual? Does the American spirit of rugged individualism help or hurt in understanding our relationship to work? Why do Americans seem to overly identify with their jobs? Why does “What do you do?” almost immediately follow asking someone their name? Why do people (and especially men) often experience a spiritual crisis upon retirement and the ending of “work” as a focus of their lives? Does economic inequality or wealth associated with work impact us spiritually? This week will strive to help us uncover the spiritual nature of our working lives.

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Titles below are arranged alphabetically by Speaker.

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393253696
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 30th, 2018

The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780465022120
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Published: Basic Books - July 5th, 2011

The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062319760
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Published: Broadside Books - June 6th, 2017

Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780804140942
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Published: Image - February 24th, 2015

Following the Path: The Search for a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Joy Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307953988
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Published: Image - April 17th, 2012

The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781933346021
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Published: BlueBridge - April 1st, 2006

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781933346335
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Published: BlueBridge - September 1st, 2010

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780451495174
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Published: Convergent Books - April 25th, 2017

Two Dogs and a Parrot: What Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us about Life Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781629190143
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Published: BlueBridge - May 1st, 2018

We Are All One: Unity, Community, and Commitment to Each Other Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781627853668
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Published: Twenty-Third Publications - May 24th, 2018

What Will They Say about You When You're Gone?: Creating a Life of Legacy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780757319518
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Published: Hci - January 31st, 2017

Capitalists, Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781523082667
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - May 1st, 2017

Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age Cover Image
By Maggie Jackson, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781591027485
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Published: Prometheus Books - September 22nd, 2009

The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism Cover Image
By Mark Bauerlein (Editor), Adam Bellow (Editor), Jean Twenge (Contributions by), E.D. Hirsch (Contributions by), Maggie Jackson (Contributions by), Nicholas Eberstadt (Contributions by), Robert Whitaker (Contributions by), Greg Lukianoff (Contributions by), David Mindich (Contributions by), R.R. Reno (Contributions by), Ilya Somin (Contributions by), Richard Arum (Contributions by), Jonathan Kay (Contributions by), Steve Wasserman (Contributions by), Dennis Prager (Contributions by), Gerald Graff (Contributions by), Daniel Dreisbach (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781599474588
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Published: Templeton Press - June 16th, 2015

Futureville: Discover Your Purpose for Today by Reimagining Tomorrow Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781595554611
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Published: Thomas Nelson Publishers - January 28th, 2014

Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc. Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780802416193
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Published: Moody Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781595553799
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Published: Thomas Nelson - August 22nd, 2011

Spiritual Leadership Today: Having Deep Influence in Every Walk of Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780310523314
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Published: Zondervan - September 13th, 2016

A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111146
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Published: Penguin Books - April 3rd, 2018

Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679777601
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Published: Vintage - March 28th, 2000

Five Questions That Change Everything: Life Lessons at Work Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780979531521
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Published: Word Keepers, Inc. - June 15th, 2009

The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780262533522
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Published: Mit Press - April 21st, 2017

51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190866044
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 4th, 2018

Functional Inefficiency: The Unexpected Benefits of Wasting Time and Money Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781633880405
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Published: Prometheus Books - June 9th, 2015

Late Love: Mating in Maturity Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781628654561
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Published: Motivational Press - February 14th, 2018