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Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 Stories of Creative and Compassionate Ways out of Conflict by [Andreas, Mark]

Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree: 61 Stories of Creative and Compassionate Ways out of Conflict 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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"What a wonderful book truly exceptional. The stories are so varied, profound, fun & surprising. The result is a sense of possibility awakened. If these "ordinary people" can turn a tense or scary situation into harmony and peace, couldn't the rest of us do that too? Sweet Fruit subtly instructs us in the fine arts of possibility & peacemaking, as -- Dr. Pamela Gerloff, Founder of The Global Possibility Project, co-author of Dignity for All: How "Personal email from Pamela Gerloff"

"As a sage once said, 'God invented men and women, because God loves stories.' These stories compiled by Mark Andreas, tasted one by one, each morning or evening, can transmit real-world reminders about how changing our behavior can change the behavior of others and that the right words, used skillfully and with heart, can turn a life around." -- Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Journeys of Socrates "personal email from Dan Millman"

"There's an old saying that some conflicts are so difficult that only a story can heal them. Mark Andreas has done us a great service with this collection of extraordinary stories that have this inspirational quality." -- William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, author of The Power of a Positive No "Personal email from William Ury"

"In the immortal words of songwriter Nick Lowe: What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? This book is a charming and moving book about peace, love, creativity and understanding. I predict that you will be inspired by the stories in this book. One of them may even save your life someday." -- Bill O'Hanlon, featured Oprah guest and author of Do One Thing Different "Personal email from Bill O'Hanlon"

"The stories in this book can teach you more than any academic course or workshop. They are not 'case studies;' they are life itself." -- Mark Gerzon, President of Mediators Foundation, author of Leading Through Conflict (Harvard Busi "Personal email from Mark Gerzon"

About the Author

Mark has been gathering these stories of peaceful conflict resolution for the past 7 years, interviewing people with a story to tell, recording these interviews and then writing up the stories for the book. To this he's added a number of wonderful stories others have written, but which in most cases have not been accessible or well-known, to create this unique and meaningful book.

Mark received his undergraduate degree in Peace and Global Studies at Earlham College, after which he got two years of hands-on experience in conflict mediation and leadership as a counselor/trip-leader for the Monarch Center for Family Healing. He was in charge of facilitating groups of "troubled" youth on a round-the-clock basis both in individual therapy and group process during three-week-long backpacking expeditions throughout the western United States.

Mark currently offers individual sessions assisting people in achieving life-goals and resolving limitations using NLP and other methods for personal dev


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 965 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0911226451
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Real People Press; 1 edition (30 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QF1POC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,970 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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