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Saving grace : speak your truth, stay centered, and learn to coexist with people who drive you nuts / Kristen Powers.

Powers, Kirsten, (author.).


"The CNN senior political analyst and USA Today columnist offers a path to navigating the toxic division in our culture without compromising our convictions and emotional well-being, based on her experience as a journalist during the Trump era, interviews with experts, and research on what leads people to actually change their minds. For years, Kirsten Powers has been center stage for many of our nation's most searing political and cultural battles as a columnist, TV analyst, and one-time participant in the thunderdome of Twitter. On a good day, there will be civil disagreement. On a bad day, it's all-out trench warfare-nothing but a cycle of outrage and self-righteousness. More and more, Powers finds herself wondering, along with countless Americans: How are we to cope with this non-stop madness? In Saving Grace, Powers writes with wit and insight about our country's poisonous political discourse, chronicling the efforts she's made to stay grounded and preserve her sanity in a post-truth era that has driven many of us to the edge. She draws on lessons offered by faith leaders, therapists, theologians, social scientists, and activists working for change today. She dismantles the widespread misconception that grace means being nice, letting people get away with harmful behavior, or choosing neutrality in the name of peace. Grace, she argues, is anything but an act of surrender; instead, it is a kinetic and transformative force. Saving Grace offers a template for a different kind of America, one where we can engage with people who hold opposing views without sacrificing our values or our passionate beliefs in the causes we care about. It's a culture that embraces repentance and repair, a process through which those who have caused harm can take responsibility and work toward righting the wrongs in which they have participated. It's a place where we're empowered to see the possibility in other people, even people who are driving us nuts. Provocative, original, and filled with deep wisdom, Saving Grace is an essential read for anyone engaged in the struggle to live compassionately in an era of relentless demonization and division"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593238233
  • ISBN: 0593238230
  • Physical Description: xii, 205 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2021]

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The thickness of grace -- A nation divided that we cannot stand -- Beyond good and evil -- The devil you know -- When grace runs out -- People are not disposable -- Through a glass darkly -- What goes in must come out -- Just say no -- Clothe yourselves in humility -- Pathways to repair -- Embrace Healthy conflict.
Subject: Social conflict > United States > History > 21st century.
Polarization (Social sciences) > United States > History > 21st century.
Political culture > United States > History > 21st century.
Grace (Theology)
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.

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