Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gutter Feelings - my life in words - 50 years of BECOMING

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    By Michael Davis
    Gutter Feelings by Pip Wilson This biography is compelling reading. In an engagingly intimate style, the author traces his life from his roots in Lancashire to and through a career spent in full-time service to young people. Life changes dramatically for the author and his wife as he engages with often disadvantaged and disaffected adolescents. Frequently, situations are provocative and intimidating. But, in many potentially explosive confrontations, patience, understanding and goodwill win through. Young people are encouraged to believe in themselves and in the potential of leading fulfilling lives. There are many moving moments, illustrating both the frailty and courage of human beings. Throughout the book, one becomes increasingly aware of the author’s fundamental belief in the ultimate goodness in people, arising, one feels, from an uncomplicated but deep- rooted faith, something which also enables him to accomplish so much in his chosen vocation. I commend this book to you. It is... More >
    By leeatleejacksondotorg 
    I read this book years ago when it was first published. Pip is a legend, this book will challenge you and give you some great tips about dealing with challenging behaviour. I basically became a youth worker because of this book! Enough said.