The Call of Service

The Call of Service Review

In this book, Coles explores the concept of idealism and why it necessary to the individual and society....

Title:The Call of Service
Edition Language:English

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  • Kates

    For some time I have been thinking that I wanted to read a book about why people do service and in what forms. Here is a book that attempts to address it. I have many quotes that stuck out in my mind,...

  • Emily Kelly

    Robert Coles’ The Call of Service is not only a book that should be read by every person involved in some kind of service but by every citizen of the world we live in today. In the novel, Robert Col...

  • Erin Payseur Oeth

    This book came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it inspired the creation of an internship course for our community engagement project and provided a useful framework for the cou...

  • Elise Jensen

    While this book talks primarily about volunteering, it's also really relevant for people in service vocations. Particularly when working with people generally considered disadvantaged. I think it's a ...

  • Faith

    So beautiful, practical, and inspiring. There's nothing like hearing real stories from real people about real lives. And then Coles is there to guide you through it all, to help you wrap your mind aro...

  • Elizabeth

    I found this book to be very insightful. Coles interviews a broad swath of volunteers and others who serve and comes away with great social and psychological analysis. For all who do service, have don...

  • Robert

    I'll post when finished...

  • David

    Review at my site...

  • Tarah

    If you work in social services, you should read this book. I headed off a lot of turmoil by reading this book right at the beginning of my career change....

  • Jill Warren

    This is a must read. A colleague suggested it and I learned so much as did my students....