A More Beautiful Question

What Would You Do to Reach Yourself?

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Excerpted with the permission of the author from Chapter Five of A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger As a pastor of a bible church in a drug-riddled Philadelphia neighborhood known as the Badlands, Joel Van Dyke was determined to reach the youth of that community— but for years had no luck figuring out how to do so. Then, after stumbling upon: Always the beautiful answer Who asks a more beautiful question. E.E. Cummings Van Dyke decided to use questioning as an outreach tool. Instead of trying to tell local youths that he…

What is your sentence?

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Excerpted with the permission of the author from Chapter Five of A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger What is your sentence? This is a favorite question of the author Daniel Pink, though he acknowledges in his book Drive that it can be traced back to the journalist and pioneering congresswoman <a...

What if you could not fail?

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Excerpted with the permission of the author from Chapter Five of A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger One of the hallmarks of a powerful question is that it gets passed around, and that has certainly been the case with the question above. It was popularized a couple of decades ago by the American pastor Robert Schuller. The full version of his question was: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? In the past few years, the question has had another surge in popularity that seems to have been jump-started by the…

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