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VisionVision

Awakening Your Potential to Create a Better World

Peter Benson

Narrated by Kenneth Lee

Approximately 1.5 hours

Unabridged


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Book published by Templeton Press


According to Peter L. Benson, the capacity to generate vision is among life’s most beautiful and unheralded gifts. To him, a vision is more than just a goal, more than just a dream of what could be—it is a summons, a pull towards the future, an inspired call to make real that which should be. In Vision: Awakening Your Potential to Create a Better World, Benson takes readers on an uplifting exploration of this powerful concept.

Starting with examples of great visionary moments in history, such as the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, he crafts a working definition of “vision” and what it means to be visionary. He proceeds by profiling the personalities behind some of the great visions that have shaped our world, covering a diverse set of individuals ranging from presidents who pulled the country through tough times to children whose efforts helped put an end to child labor. Throughout, Benson shares personal insights on his own “big picture” vision and offers instructive questions and exercises that will help reflective readers craft their own visions.

This little book of practical inspiration makes it clear that vision is a necessary ingredient of meaningful change. Readers will appreciate Benson’s warm and personal approach as well as his interactive approach, which will help anyone come to understand his or her own social and spiritual potential. Vision will be useful to those seeking to find their place and purpose in the world, whether they are new graduates, professionals, parents, or retirees.

Peter Benson was the president of Search Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the leading center in America devoted to strengthening how our nation supports children, adolescents, and young adults. He was widely recognized as one of the leading thinkers on social change, community building, and human development. He authored or edited fifteen books, including All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents; Sparks: How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers; and The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence.





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