Talent for Humanity: Stories of Creativity, Compassion, and Courage to Inspire You on Your Journey


We are all born with the power to imagine what does not yet exist. What if we used this power to create the world we all dream of living in — for ourselves and for others?

Enter Talent for Humanity: Stories of Creativity, Compassion, and Courage to Inspire You on Your Journey (Greenleaf Book Group, April 2015) developed by Talent for Humanity, an international non-profit organization conceived by a group of individuals drawn together by a single vision of serving humanity and creating a better world through entertainment and the arts. Introducing seven inspiring individuals — recipients of the NPO’s Human Spirit Award — who have utilized their passion and creativity in the arts to do incredible things to improve the lives of others, Talent for Humanity ignites the spark in all of us to begin our own journey toward change.

These engaging stories take readers on an exploration of compassion and creativity from revolutionary Iran to Skid Row in Los Angeles, from a Native American reservation in Montana to Norway and Great Britain, from Palestine to the slums of Calcutta, and from Israel to the Sochi Olympics. Each of the seven featured individuals shares their life story and tells readers, in their own words, how they individually overcame obstacles and hardships, and sometimes the most grueling and brutal of ordeals, to take a stand against poverty, apathy, closed-mindedness, oppression, and prejudice.

By harnessing their passion, these talented men and women used the arts and their creative abilities to improve the destiny and lives of others. Talent for Humanity details the incredible stories of:

  • Reza – Philanthropist, idealist, humanist, architect, and award-winning National Geographic photojournalist
  • Sherry and Bob Jason – Attorneys and founders of City Hearts
  • Aliza Hava – California-based singer, songwriter and peacemaker
  • Deeyah Khan – Emmy-award winning film director/producer
  • Yarrow Kraner – “Creative alchemist,” photographer, mentor, and builder of innovative social media communities
  • Daniele Finzi Pasca – Theater director, Olympic ceremony creator/director, and clown.

I received a copy of this book and found it quite enlightening.  The stories are amazing, compassionate and I really enjoyed reading these incredible stories. It will truly leave you with a positive feeling of hope! A must-read for all adults! I can’t even choose which story was my favorite. I loved them all!

For more information, visit www.talentforhumanity.org.

Talent for Humanity was released on April 21, 2015 and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble stores and all major booksellers. 

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