"Noble Purpose offers a powerful, passionate journey into the truth of ourselves. Here are masterful techniques for re-discovering the highest calling for the rest of our lives. Barry Hermann has given us a masterpiece in the art and science of transformation of ourselves, our professions, our communities, and yes, our world. This is state of the art, and, to my mind, it gets no better."
--Jean Houston, Ph.D., author, Jump Time
"Noble Purpose is a most ambitious how-to-do-it book for those who are determined to reach the unreachable star. People brave enough to try the exercises offered here will find that they indeed ignite extraordinary passion in life and work. Only a teacher with Barry Heermanns skill and experience can bring this off. Teachers like him, the Book of Daniel tells us, "shall shine
as the stars those stars for which they help us reach as our noblest human purpose."
-- Brother David Steindl-Rast, author, A Listening Heart
"Noble Purpose is a remarkably clear and practical guide to revealing the Spirit in your work. Practical exercises and contemplative practices point the way."
-- Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation
"Barry Heermann offers a compassionate and hands-on guide to help us approach our lives and our work from a place of being called and not just driven. With a deep feel for what opens us up to life and what closes us down, he also highlights the role that individual purpose plays in the unfolding of collective purpose."
--Gregg Levoy, author, Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
"This is a book with a great deal of heart and insight, and well worth reading."
--Peter Block, Author, Flawless Consulting and Stewardship