“This book is a moving page-turner that brought me to laughter and to tears, but the best thing about it is the way the stories settle into your consciousness and keep surfacing over the days and weeks after you’ve read them. I’ve found myself applying principles I read about in the stories to situations in my own life without even noticing until I’m reflecting back later. I’ve been waiting for a book like this to exist for a long time and can’t wait to give copies to my friends, family, and co-workers.”
~Trevanna Frost Grenfell, Reader
“As a sage once said, ‘God invented men and women, because God loves stories.’ The stories compiled by Mark Andreas in ‘Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree,’ tasted one by one, each morning or evening, can transmit real-world reminders about how changing our behavior can change the behavior of others—and that the right words, used skillfully and with heart, can turn a life around.”
~ Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Watch a video of the Author reenacting a story from the Book:
Further Endorsements of Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree:
“The stories in this book can teach you more than any academic course or workshop. They are not ‘case studies’; they are life itself.”?
~Mark Gerzon, President of Mediators Foundation, author of Leading through Conflict (Harvard Business School Press)
“There’s an old saying that some conflicts are so difficult that only a story can heal them. Mark Andreas has done us a great service with this collection of extraordinary stories that have this inspirational quality.”
~William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes, author of The Power of a Positive No
“What a wonderful book this is—truly exceptional. The stories are so varied, so profound, so fun and surprising. The result is a sense of possibility awakened. If these ‘ordinary people’ can turn a tense or scary situation into harmony and peace, couldn’t the rest of us do that too? ‘Sweet Fruit from the Bitter Tree’ subtly instructs us in the fine arts of possibility and peacemaking, as we savor its beauty and grace.”?
~Dr. Pamela Gerloff, Founder of The Global Possibility Project, co-author of Dignity for All: How to Create a World without Rankism (Berrett-Koehler)
About The Author:
Visit Mark Andreas’ Life Coaching website at www.markandreas.com