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The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

The Different Drum Community Making and Peace The overall purpose of human communication is or should be reconciliation It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings one from an

  • Title: The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace
  • Author: M. Scott Peck
  • ISBN: 9780684848587
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • The overall purpose of human communication is or should be reconciliation It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another Although we have developed the technology to make communication efficient and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true g The overall purpose of human communication is or should be reconciliation It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another Although we have developed the technology to make communication efficient and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true global community Dr M Scott Peck believes that if we are to prevent civilization destroying itself, we must urgently rebuild on all levels, local, national and international and that is the first step to spiritual survival In this radical and challenging book he describes how the communities work, how group action can be developed on the principles of tolerance and love, and how we can start to transform world society into a true community.

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    About Author

    1. M. Scott Peck says:
      Dr Peck was born on May 22, 1936 in New York City, the younger of two sons to David Warner Peck, a prominent lawyer and jurist, and his wife Elizabeth Saville He married Lily Ho in 1959, and they had three children.Dr Peck received his B.A degree magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1958, and his M.D degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1963 From 1963 until 1972, he served in the United States Army, resigning from the position of Assistant Chief Psychiatry and Neurology Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster From 1972 to 1983, Dr Peck was engaged in the private practice of psychiatry in Litchfield County, Connecticut.On March 9, 1980 at the age of 43, Dr Peck was nondenominationally baptized by a Methodist minister in an Episcopalian convent where he has frequently gone on retreat.Dr Peck s first book, The Road Less Traveled, was published by Simon Schuster in 1978 The book has sold over six million copies to date in North America alone, and has been translated into over 20 languages.Dr Peck s second book, People of the Lie The Hope For Healing Human Evil, was published by Simon Schuster in October of 1983 It is recognized as a ground breaking contribution to the field of psychology, and is currently a best seller in Japan.Dr Peck s third book, What Return Can I Make Dimensions of the Christian Experience, was published by Simon Schuster in December of 1985 It contains Marilyn Von Waldner s singing as well as Dr Peck s essays and audio commentary It was republished by Harpers San Francisco in the fall of 1995, under the new title, Gifts For the Journey Treasures of the Christian Life, and is being republished again by Renaissance Press.A fourth book entitled The Different Drum Community Making and Peace, was published in June 1987 by Simon Schuster and is recognized as another ground breaking contribution to the behavioral sciences.Dr Peck s fifth book and first work of fiction, A Bed By the Window A Novel of Mystery and Redemption, was published by Bantam in August, 1990 It was hailed by the New York Times as something of a miracle.The Friendly Snowflake A Fable of Faith, Love and Family, Dr Peck s sixth book, and first for children as well as adults, Turner Publishing, Inc and was illustrated by Dr Peck s son, Christopher Peck, and published in October 1992.Dr Peck s seventh book, A World Waiting To Be Born Civility Rediscovered, a work on organizational behavior, was published by Bantam in March 1993.Meditations From the Road, was published by Simon Schuster in August 1993.Further Along the Road Less Traveled, a collection of Dr Peck s edited lectures 1979 1993 was published by Simon Schuster in October 1993.In Search of Stones A Pilgrimage of Faith, Reason and Discovery was published by Hyperion in April 1995 It is also illustrated by his son, Christopher It has been hailed by Publisher s Weekly as a quirky, magical blend of autobiography, travel, spiritual meditation, history and Arthurian legend A second novel In Heaven As On Earth A Vision of the Afterlife, was published by Hyperion in the spring of 1996.The Road Less Traveled and Beyond Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety, is a synthesis of all Dr Peck s work and was published by Simon Schuster in January 1997.With his background in medicine, psychiatry and theology he has also been in a unique position to write Denial of the Soul Spiritual and Medical Perspectives in Euthanasia and Mortality, this first topical book, published by Harmony Books Crown in April 1997.Golf and the Spirit Lessons for the Journey was published by Harmony Books in 1999 It too is illustrated by Christopher Peck.Dr Peck was a nationally recognized authority on the relationship between religion and science, and the science o

    Comment 550 on “The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace

    1. Melissa McClintock says:
      I read this in my early twenties after the Road less travelled It impacted my identity, because I wasn t in the mainstream and I was the black sheep of my family and as most 2o somethings checking things out I thought aha, I m not the only one It was encouraging.

    2. Shari says:
      Wonderful Dr Peck is the man This one really helps you get perspective on how the sense of community and overall s have eroded since the age of industrialism and ultimately prosperity

    3. Kathy says:
      Scott Peck is very creative at writing memorable opening sentences in his books A Road Less Traveled begins Life is difficult The Different Drum begins Community is rare He purposely does not define community, but devotes the majority of the book describing its characteristics and how to acquire it His ideas are idealistic, and leave the reader to conclude that community is not only rare, but, based on his principles, impossible His ideas of religion are thought provoking, and he includes his hi [...]

    4. Doug says:
      It was raining I remember standing around smoking with Scottie under a porch at Emory He was a great chain smoker, tall and thin, lovely sense of humor, and quite warm Must have been circa 1984 85 I enjoyed his workshop all on the topic of this book Funny though, now, many years later, I don t remember much about the book His first two, Road and People of the Lie have never tired of telling the story of the boys and the Christmas gun , made a much deeper impression Come to think of it I put 1987 [...]

    5. Jenni says:
      A different way of relating to the world around us Another potentially life changing book from this wonderful philosopher psychologist, Scotty teaches us how to create a constructive community and points us to some places where we can go to follow these tenets What a shame this man is dead he was truly great Should be compulsory reading for anyone who feels that our communities are not what they could be.

    6. Mindy Danylak says:
      excellent book about that oft overused word, community the section on stages of spiritual development should be mandatory reading for anyone who does anything related to faith or spiritual life the last few chapters felt like a different book though i know he d say they re all related but they didn t hang together well for me.

    7. Christie Bogle says:
      I directly quote from this book in the process of writing my first year of research designing an ESL class in a community center I refer to it again in my MA file paper the only thing they offered that approached a thesis at the time I found it one of the most useful pieces of writing for defining and giving me a lexicon for community building and classroom communities.

    8. Peter says:
      Brilliant on community , white anted by Jesus glasses Really really good ideas on the importance of community plus solid suggestions how to do same Skip the religious blather and focus on human beings and thus is a stunningly excellent book

    9. Tammy says:
      This book changed the way I relate to people, especially in groups.

    10. Troyann says:
      What an Idealistic way to look at the world I would elect this man to run our country Educational and philispohical

    11. Marta Mellinger says:
      model i ve used for years and years about life


    12. Longfellow says:
      The Different Drum engaged my thoughts consistently and to significant depth I couldn t read without evaluating the various communities of which I ve been a part, whether we were close to his ideals or far from them After extensive empirical studies, Peck is able to break down community building into four general steps 1 pseudo community, in which people think being nice and avoiding conflict is what determines community 2 chaos, during which people express various dissatisfactions and conflict [...]

    13. Jonathan says:
      The Different Drum is about building authentic community M Scott Peck describes what community has meant for him in his life and why it can be transformational in our lives as well He then discusses his journey in discovering community and learning how to create it, explains how we can create authentic community, and shows how the weaknesses of human nature and lack of true community in the world have led to some of the world s most pressing problems and, hopefully, how a push for authentic comm [...]

    14. C says:
      Someone once told me that M Scott Peck s books are interesting but kinda woo I think that s due to the combination of unabashed idealism, casual references to exorcism, and a narrative style that veers away from self help and towards religious philosophy which, although rooted in Christianity, sounds a little like Zen Buddhism As he ll tell you himself, the dude likes big, beautiful ideas.That kind of idealism can sometimes come off as being detached and insufferable, butis book is okay, and I t [...]

    15. Satia says:
      I won t be writing a review for this book beyond what follows.M Scott Peck presents an interesting if seemingly ideal perspective on the power of community Dawing first from his experience with working in groups to develop a sense of community, he then explores ways of doing so In the third part he applies his suggestions to both religious organizations and political ones I found my skepticism rising powerfully when reading the chapter on political application and because this is pretty much whe [...]

    16. Sean says:
      As others have commented this book is very idealistic To be honest the things Peck talks about for building community I learned in marriage counseling His only context is the American culture and his data that he gets about community building are only from short term groups He never mentions family as a community and he seems to get a fix out of forming short term community groups I remember he used the word bored and boring a lot when the groups weren t moving through the stages he describes My [...]

    17. Amber says:
      Peck s book spoke fairly close to my own beliefs on community and how the principles of community should be applied to the world at large The language was a tad hard for me to follow emotionally as it leans heavily on the sensibility of eighties era psychology, and I think that he goes a bit off the mark when talking about victims of trauma needing to simply let go regardless of the lasting, often lifetime effects of PTSD and trauma that sometimes must be dealt with in a holistic way While I en [...]

    18. Lia says:
      This book came highly recommended by my brother I checked it out at the library, but never got around to reading Then, while I was visiting a favorite rock shop in Eugene, OR during Christmas break, I found a used copy for four dollars I ve been reading it slowly I ve yet to see if it will have the same effect on me that it had on him I ve read bits and pieces on and off, but I never quite got into it Maybe it s not the right time for this book I ll let it wait until another day.

    19. Mike Graham says:
      Changed my way of looking at the formation of community and why so many groups never succeed Pseudo community through chaos to true community Most groups families, churches, businesses, organiazations, etc find chaos so horrific that they will do anything to relieve the pain, and usually fall back to pseudo community Usually it takes a leader who can come from anywhere who is willing to sacrifice his or her own agenda to listen to other to ignite the move to true community.

    20. Amos Smith says:
      I am surprised that Peck s other books have so many reviews and this one has so few in comparison This is another excellent book by Peck There are some authors that resonate so deeply with me that I try to read most of their work Peck is one of those authors In this book he offers some extraordinary insights about community Amos Smith author of Healing The Divide Recovering Christianity s Mystic Roots

    21. Jaime Wright says:
      Peck s arguments in the first two sections of the book make it impossible for the reader to ignore the call to action in the third section He compels his reader to believe that world wide community and peace is possible.

    22. Pat says:
      The first time I read it I really enjoyed the book Since then I have tried to re read it several times and have not made it past page 100 The only real difference I can find is my state of mind.

    23. Alexis says:
      This book is a good one, not Road Less Traveled, but it is essential in its own way of making one see the importance and what it takes to truly be in cooperation with others It really gives community a whole new sense of the word.

    24. April Vinding says:
      Excellent book on the psychological aspects of making and sustaining community Many of the cultural examples are outdated references to the arms race, in particular , but otherwise a helpful balance of theoretical perspective and practical suggestion.

    25. Brian says:
      There s a chance it used to be good or better than it is now, but I didn t like the language and or it felt dated.

    26. Barry says:
      If you like M Scott Peck you ll like this There is some good material in here, but I feel the basic ideas could have been conveyed effectively in a few pages, rather than needing a whole book.

    27. Stephen Lake says:
      I found Peck s conception of community naively idealistic, especially after the gripping and truly disturbing account of human evil in People of the Lie.

    28. Jillian says:
      This would be a good text book the first part was interesting but not what I thought it was going to be.


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