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The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Lifeby Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
Nautilus Book Award for 2003
Synopses & Reviews
The Power of Partnership is filled with powerful examples and extensive research that shows how a simple shift in perspective can help us break free of dominations shackles and discover the power and joy of partnership in every life relationship — and the book covers them all, including our relationship with ourselves, our loved ones, our co-workers, our community, our nation, and our world, as well as our relationship with nature and with spirit.
The book is visionary yet practical, providing solutions that go beyond conservative or liberal, religious or secular, communist or capitalist, worker or employer, male or female. The Power of Partnership provides us with the necessary tools to make major changes in our lives, to break free of the old habits and patterns of domination with their tension, fear, and unhappiness, and to grow and thrive in partnership with all.
"There is nothing more important taking place in our lives and in our world than the shift from relationships based on domination to ones founded on partnership. Riane Eisler's new book, The Power of Partnership, could not be more timely, nor more magnificent. In this wonderful and heartful book, Riane Eisler shows us just what is at stake, and gives us the tools to transform our lives and our culture to promote a more sustainable, just, and thriving way of life for all." John Robbins, author, Diet For A New America and The Food Revolution
?Stunning. The Power of Partnership give us the map to a world that works for all of us.? Marianne Williamson, author of Healing the Soul of America and A Woman?s Worth
"In a stroke, Riane Eisler's simple, powerful message makes all other self-help books irrelevant. How can we live fuller, richer and more loving lives without also making it possible for others to do the same? By re-placing individuals within our world, she demands that we work on healing the world and healing ourselves — a model that can create the ripples from which tidal waves are made." Michael Kimmel, author, Manhood in America
?More relevant than ever in a post-September 11, 2001 world, The Power of Partnership details the steps to build sound and lasting relationships with the self, the intimate partner, the world, and life itself. It is essential reading for every person searching for ways to improve our lives and our world.? George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus, Annenberg School of Communications
?Nothing can vanquish anxiety like clarity, which is what Riane Eisler delivers abundantly in The Power of Partnership. Read it and you'll come away with a new understanding of how the world works (and why it so often works atrociously). Even more important, you'll feel better about it (because you'll feel less helpless about it) — and in a world that seems to be going mad we can all use some of that!? Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael
"All those who value relationships ? and those who don't ? will do well to read this book and help reduce anger and violence." Arun Gandhi, Founder/Director M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
"In this brilliant book, Riane Eisler shows us ? through compelling examples from her own life ? how we can transform both ourselves and our world. It will teach you, entertain you, and enlighten your view of the extraordinary potential of humans and human society. Eisler is one of our world's wisest counselors, our most insightful visionaries, and one of the holders of our deepest truths." Thom Hartmann, author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
"The Power of Partnership is the right medicine for virtually everything that ails our society and planet right now. Riane Eisler?s newest book is a brilliantly accessible plan for transforming ourselves and our world." Christiane Northrup, M.D., author, Women?s Bodies, Women?s Wisdom
"Riane Eisler is one of the most creative and visionary thinkers of our time. The Power of Partnership gives us a blueprint for a world that could transcend the distortions of human history and affirm the loving capacities we have always had but refused to take seriously. If our planet is to survive, it will need the kind of wisdom that shines through this book.? Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, TIKKUN Magazine and author, Spirit Matters
"How wonderful to encounter in one book not only an incisive and clear understanding of what causes so much suffering in the modern world, but a compelling vision of how both personally and as a society we can change. Riane Eisler gives us a wise and very practical recipe for hope."Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones
?Riane Eisler is one of the most innovative thinkers of our time...Here is her clear-minded, warm-hearted, practical guide through the daunting challenges of today?s world. The Power of Partnership will help you make your own wise choices about how to act with empathy and caring whether the issue is global economics, the environment, terrorism, or your own most intimate relationships." Gina Ogden, author of Women Who Love Sex
Book News Annotation:
Going further than most self-help books, this book offers a new approach to transformative change, dealing with personal change and moving outward to community, national, and international change. It describes practical steps for finding love, getting along with loved ones, and making work more meaningful, within the context of a partnership model rather than a domination model. Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies. ^^^^ Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This powerful book urges readers to examine their relationships — with themselves, their families, their work and communities, their spirituality, and the environment — to determine which of two models dictates their behavior, and then shows how they can improve. The dominator model is based on fear; the partnership model on respect. With practical suggestions for breaking free of the dominator model and moving into partnership, this book shows how respect in relationships can create a better life and a better world. Charts and tables are included.
This work includes examples and research that shows how a simple shift in perspective can help us break free from domination?s shackles and discover the power and joy of partnership in every life relationship. It includes our relationship with ourselves, our loved ones and co-workers.
This powerful book urges readers to examine their relationships — with themselves, their families, their work and communities, their spirituality, and the environment — to determine which of two models dictates their behavior, and then shows how they can improve. The dominator model is based on fear; the partnership model on respect.
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