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Wisdom of the Animals

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Wisdom of the Animals

Wisdom of the Animals is a fun, creative, and profound new perspective of transformational leadership. Bishop explores unique traits of more than 21 animals from all over the world; land, sea, and sky. He skillfully weaves animal characteristics with sound leadership principles, making surprising and smart connections. Moreover, he creates this within the innovative framework of Fr. Richard Rohr's transformative progression of order, disorder, and reorder. The result is a delightful, insightful progression of transformational leadership from ego compulsion, through the heart of adversity, into a new state of being fully human. This book is the culmination of thirty-plus years of Bishop's experience and research in the disciplines of leadership, psychology, and spirituality.

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This book attempts... to "learn from the things" and celebrate the foundational "is-ness"

of our wilderness-born brothers and sisters.

The awe, raw "being" of animals offer insight

for our path back to the heart of what

we love most, but have too often forgotten.

Whispers of the Ineffable

This intimate collection of 63 poems is an outpouring of illumination birthed in a personal dark night of the soul. Through poems and prose, the reader is led on a three-part journey from the seemingly mundane, through the heart of suffering, and into the dynamic realm of the divine embrace.

Part I begins by weaving wonders of the seemingly ordinary, like waves and reeds, fire and dreadlocks, crayfish and cardinals. Part II continues, wrestling with personal struggles and eternal questions of human fragility, both hopeful and desperate. In the end, the reader is guided back into the arms of Great Love, where the ordinary is reborn as a dazzling reflection of the divine spark found in all things.

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This book attempts... to "learn from the things" and celebrate the foundational "is-ness"

of our wilderness-born brothers and sisters.

The awe, raw "being" of animals offer insight

for our path back to the heart of what

we love most, but have too often forgotten.

Bishop is currently working

on his third book... 

 

Jaxon's Crossings:  On Being the Conscience of the Company

Dr. Betty N. Thompson, a business professor at Fetching Rapids University is meeting with her master’s level reputation management class. As part of her lesson, she weaves the magical tale of Jaxon McBishmeister, a businessman who ended up on the wrong side of happiness. On a dark night of the soul, Jaxon finds himself with the barrel of a gun in his mouth, but instead of meeting his maker, he meets… his conscience! It turns out, his conscience is a young Celtic woman named Anáil, and she’s not happy with him. Together, they embark on a journey to rediscover how Jaxon can reinvigorate his spirit and become the man he was always meant to be.

Projected ETA:  January 2023

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Over his thirty-year career, Dr. Patrick Bishop has worked in four distinct industries for some of the nation's best. He's held positions as a graphic designer, marketing manager, buyer, vice president of sales & marketing, and community relations officer. Patrick is currently a tenured professor in the College of Business at Ferris State UniversityHe's also served as a visiting professor at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea and John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. In 2021, Bishop was selected as FSU's Distinguished Teacher.

Bishop holds a bachelor's and master's in communication, a doctorate in higher education leadership, Riso-Hudson Enneagram certification, Accreditation in Public Relations, and is a graduate of The Living School at the Center for Action & Contemplation. His passion is weaving the wisdom teachings from the cross-discipline fields of leadership, psychology, and spirituality.