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Some books on cultivating stronger relationships:
Corporate personhood — where did it come from, what has it done to our culture and economy? Here’s a book I found immensely enlightening.
Bringing together issues of world peace and family understanding, this book looks at the way that we speak with one another, and helps provide some new ways of thinking about each other.
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
by Arbinger Institute (Paperback - May 1, 2008)
Some random selections from congregational development resources that I’ve identified:
A series of books, suitable for a book group, which focus on women’s lives. These show some of the different challenges at different ages and in different culture and class experience.
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Wired for Conflict: The Role of Personality in Resolving Differences
Sondra S. Vansant
MBTI meets conflict management — an excellent book about how each personality type handles conflict — positively and negatively. There’s a bit too much space given over to explaining the general orientation of each MBTI personality type — there are better books for that information — but this one’s well worth it for the conflict-related information. You’ll understand yourself and manage yourself better in conflict situations. You’ll also understand that conflict is a natural product of diversity — and that our diversity is not only our source of conflict, but also our source of creativity and balance in relationships and teamwork.
This 4-woman ensemble, specializing in early music, is delightful on this collection.