In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good, proposing practical ways to bridge our political divides. In this intensely personal as well as political book, Palmer explores five "habits of the heart" that can be developed in everyday settings like families, neighborhoods, classrooms, congregations and workplaces to help restore a government "of the people, by the people, for the people":
This book—enriched by a Discussion Guide and online video interviews with the author—is an eloquent and empowering call for "We the People" to reclaim our unity in an era of divide and conquer politics. Democracy & Education called it "one of the most important books of the early 21st century." Publishers Weekly, in a Starred Review, said "This beautifully written book deserves a wide audience that will benefit from discussing it."