What Are You Going to Do with Your Life: Unpublished Writings and Diaries
Edwin H Friedman, Seabury Books
Friedman, an ordained rabbi of some note, is famous for his systems analysis work on families. His most famous book is Generation to Generation, published in 1985, and still used in many courses today. I only parted with my copy when I retired last month.
This collection of writings, sermons and reflections, has been put together by members of his family and is the second such collection since his untimely death. The book is shaped by three separate themes: “Starting out” (addressed to youth), “The challenges of maturity” (which contains this brilliant statement: “As with Columbus, it is a choice of living forever in a world that is old or trying to discover one that is new”) and “Accepting mortality” (which contains the very personal, “I shall not go gently into that good night”, reflecting on his feelings and fears after receiving by-pass surgery).
I started with his sermons. They leave for dead many such offerings heard in Uniting Churches around this state. So if you want to read about a life well lived, and reflect further on your own, start with this book.
Rex A. E. Hunt
Supervisor Training ProgramMon, 10th May 2021 - Fri, 5th Nov 2021
FREE Webinars for parents and carersMon, 16th Aug 2021 - Thu, 18th Nov 2021
Seasons of Creation Online Café!Tue, 7th Sep 2021 - Tue, 28th Sep 2021
Why the Uniting Church Supports the School Strike for ClimateWed, 6th Oct 2021
Ministry on the Edge- CancelledThu, 14th Oct 2021